Elements of space technology for aerospace engineers
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 Rudolf X. Meyer.
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 English.
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 San Diego : Academic Press, c1999.
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 xi, 329 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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 Meyer, Rudolph X.
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 Preface. Reference Frames and Time. Reference Frames. Motion in Accelerated Reference Frames. Example: The YoYo Despin Mechanism. Euler Angles and Transformations of Coordinates. Time Intervals and Epoch. Forces and Moments. Gravity. Thrust. Aerodynamic Forces and Moments. Free Molecule Flow. Solar Radiation Pressure. Atmospheric Entry. Orbits and Trajectories in an Inverse Square Field. Kepler Orbits and Trajectories. Position as a Function of Time. D'Alembert and FourierBessel Series. Orbital Elements. Spacecraft Visibility Above the Horizon. Satellite Observations and the f and g Series. Special Orbits. Perturbations by Other Astronomical Bodies. Planetary FlyBy and Gravity Assist. Relativistic Effects. Chemical Rocket Propulsion. Configurations of LiquidPropellant Chemical Rocket Motors. Configurations of SolidPropellant Motors. Rocket Stages. Idealized Model of Chemical Rocket Motors. Ideal Thrust. Rocket Motor Operation in the Atmosphere. Two and ThreeDimensional Effects. Critique of the Ideal Model. Elements of Chemical Kinetics. Chemical Kinetics Applications to Rocket Motors Liquid Propellants. Propellant Tanks. Propellant Feed systems of Launch Vehicles. Thrust Chambers of LiquidPropellant Motors. Pogo Instability and Prevention. Thrust Vector Control. Engine Control and Operations. LiquidPropellant Motors and Thrusters on Spacecraft. Components of SolidPropellant Rocket Motors. HybridPropellant Rocket Motors. Orbital Maneuvers. Minimum Energy Paths. Lambert's Theorem. Maneuvers with Impulsive Thrust. Hohmann Transfers. Other Transfer Trajectories. OnOrbit Drift. Launch Windows. Injection Errors and Their Corrections. OnOrbit Phase Changes. RendezVous Maneuvers. Gravity Turn. Attitude Control. Principal Axes and Moments of Inertia of Spacecraft. The Euler Equations for TimeDependent Moments of Inertia. The TorqueFree Spinning Body. Attitude Control Sensors. Attitude Control Actuators. SpinStablilized Vehicles. Gravity Gradient Stabilization. Spacecraft Thermal Design. Fundamentals of Thermal Radiation. Spacecraft Surface Materials. Model of a Spacecraft as an Isothermal Sphere. Earth Thermal Radiation and Albedo. Diurnal and Annual Variations of Solar Heating. Thermal Blankets. Thermal Conduction. Lumped Parameter Model of a Spacecraft. Thermal Control Devices. Bibliography. Appendix.
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 Publisher's Summary
 This book is written for an introductory course in space technology. It is intended for senior or graduate level aerospace engineering students and professional engineers seeking a thorough understanding of the aerospace aspects of space systems. As such, it focuses on the primary physics and engineering fundamentals necessary to understand and design space based systems. The book does not include the basics of spacecraft electronics, because this is covered in many systems and electronics books and is typically covered in followup courses. It is derived from the author's thirty years of experience in the aerospace industry and several years of university teaching experience. It contains more than 130 illustrations. Advanced subjects and problems indicated by asterisks (*) allow the reader and the instructor to omit topics without losing continuity. All chapters correspond to the engineering subdivisions typically found in the aerospace industry. It includes United States and international technologies. It features an extensive appendix of important data, not easily located in other sources. The book does not include the basics of spacecraft electronics.
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 Publication date
 1999
 Title Variation
 Elements of space technology
 ISBN
 0124929400
 9780124929401