Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems - Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration

by Claudio Bruno
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Claudio Bruno Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems - Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration
Claudio Bruno - Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems - Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration

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Description

An understandable perspective on the types of space propulsion systems necessary to enable low-cost space flights to Earth orbit and to the Moon and the future developments necessary for exploration of the solar system and beyond to the stars.

Contributors

Author:
Claudio Bruno
Paul A. Czysz

Further information

remarks:

Updates and expands the information in the first edition of Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems


Includes new material on fusion propulsion


Puts spacecraft propulsion in perspective, from earth orbit launchers to astronomical/space exploration vehicles


Demonstrates the logical expansion of propulsion concepts


Looks at the design limitations imposed by the mission requirements


Assesses the industrial capability required to construct and operate modern spacecraft.


Suggests a step-by-step approach to the design of new space propulsion systems for future operations.


Reviews nuclear and high-energy space propulsion, essential for fast Solar System exploration


Looks ahead to possible future developments of propulsion systems for journeys to the stars

Media Type:
Softcover
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Review:
"Book is interesting in both the technical details and overviews but also in the theoretical parts where it for example explores Special Relativity and the nature of time ... . an excellent and very useful book when you're interested in technology and physics, or when you want to find out more about some of the ideas that modern science fiction books and movies use. It's also a great first longer introduction into some specific propulsion methods and proposed spacecraft designs." (AstroMadness.com, October, 2016)

"Authors discuss the main characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of different spacecraft-propulsion systems, ranging from launchers designed to reach Earth orbit to deep-space probes and interstellar explorers. ... describes in detail the shortcomings of current systems and the requirement to develop new, low-cost launch vehicles and space tugs that are capable of conducting sustained operations in low Earth orbit. ... Aimed at a technically literate readership, the book is particularly thorough in dealing with the potential and drawbacks associated with various types of nuclear propulsion." (Peter Bond, The Observatory, Vol. 130 (1214), June, 2010)

"It discusses concepts and designs for the propulsion of future spacecraft which are capable of exploring the solar system and to travel beyond. ... The book is generally well-written ... . It is well-referenced, includes many figures (and a colour section) and is logically structured in nine sections and two appendices. ... The typical reader of this book is an engineer working on the field or related topics ... . a valuable reference for experts on the field and those who want to become one." (Manuel Vogei, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 51 (6), 2010)
Language:
English
Number of Pages:
560
Summary:

Once again comprehensive and authoritative, this second edition puts spacecraft propulsion systems in perspective, from earth orbit launchers to astronomical/space exploration vehicles. It includes new material on fusion propulsion, new figures and updates.


Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
18 November 2010
Package Dimensions:
0.244 x 0.17 x 0.032 m; 0.976 kg
GTIN:
09783642100246
DUIN:
S4I75QUK787
£152.87
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