Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms

Author: Thomas P. Sarafin
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 0792334760
Release Date: 1995-05-31
Genre: Mathematics

Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms describes the integral process of developing cost-effective, reliable structures and mechanical products for space programs. Processes are defined, methods are described and examples are given. It has been written by 24 engineers in the space industry, who cover the themes of (1) ensuring a successful mission, and (2) reducing total cost through good designs and intelligent risk management. Topics include: Introduction and requirements (development process, requirements documentation, requirements definition, space mission environments); Analysis (statics, dynamics and load analysis, fatigue and fracture mechanics, mechanics of materials, strength analysis, heat transfer and thermal effects); Verification and quality assurance (verification planning, structural, mechanical and environmental testing, quality assurance and configuration control, compliance documentation, structural reliability analysis, verification criteria - factors of safety, margins of safety, fracture control, test options); Design (spacecraft configuration development, finite element analysis, mechanism development, designing for producibility, structural design, materials, designing to control loads, load cycles, sensitivity analysis); Final verification (model correlation, risk management, launch readiness reviews). For system engineers, mechanical designers, stress analysts, dynamics and load analysts, technical leads, program managers.

The Logic of Microspace

Author: Rick Fleeter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792360281
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Copyright is shared with Microcosm.

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications

Author: D.A. Vallado
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792369033
Release Date: 2001-06-30
Genre: Science

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications is rapidly becoming the standard astrodynamics reference for those involved in the business of spaceflight. What sets this book apart is that nearly all of the theoretical mathematics is followed by discussions of practical applications implemented in tested software routines. For example, the book includes a compendium of algorithms that allow students and professionals to determine orbits with high precision using a PC. Without a doubt, when an astrodynamics problem arises in the future, it will become standard practice for engineers to keep this volume close at hand and `look it up in Vallado'. While the first edition was an exceptionally useful and popular book throughout the community, there are a number of reasons why the second edition will be even more so. There are many reworked examples and derivations. Newly introduced topics include ground illumination calculations, Moon rise and set, and a listing of relevant Internet sites. There is an improved and expanded discussion of coordinate systems, orbit determination, and differential correction. Perhaps most important is that all of the software routines described in the book are now available for free in FORTRAN, PASCAL, and C. This makes the second edition an even more valuable text and superb reference.

Books in Print

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021781450
Release Date: 1998
Genre: American literature

Fundamentals of Space Medicine

Author: Gilles Clément
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402034342
Release Date: 2007-08-09
Genre: Science

This readable text presents findings from the life science experiments conducted during and after space missions. It provides an insight into the space medical community and the real challenges that face the flight surgeon and life science investigator.

Space Psychology and Psychiatry

Author: Nick Kanas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402067704
Release Date: 2008-04-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The first edition of this book was voted Winner of the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Sciences Award. The second edition deals with psychological, psychiatric, and psychosocial issues that affect people who live and work in space. Unlike other books that focus on anecdotal reports and ground-based simulation studies, this book emphasizes the findings from psychological research conducted during actual space missions. Both authors have been active in such research.

Introduction to Space Systems

Author: Miguel A. Aguirre
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461437581
Release Date: 2012-08-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The definition of all space systems starts with the establishment of its fundamental parameters: requirements to be fulfilled, overall system and satellite design, analysis and design of the critical elements, developmental approach, cost, and schedule. There are only a few texts covering early design of space systems and none of them has been specifically dedicated to it. Furthermore all existing space engineering books concentrate on analysis. None of them deal with space system synthesis – with the interrelations between all the elements of the space system. Introduction to Space Systems concentrates on understanding the interaction between all the forces, both technical and non-technical, which influence the definition of a space system. This book refers to the entire system: space and ground segments, mission objectives as well as to cost, risk, and mission success probabilities. Introduction to Space Systems is divided into two parts. The first part analyzes the process of space system design in an abstract way. The second part of the book focuses on concrete aspects of the space system design process. It concentrates on interactions between design decisions and uses past design examples to illustrate these interactions. The idea is for the reader to acquire a good insight in what is a good design by analyzing these past designs.

Technology for large space systems

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office
ISBN: UIUC:30112075687845
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Science


Author: Frank Schätzing
Publisher: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη
ISBN: 9789600354072
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: Fiction

2025 Πρωτοποριακές τεχνολογίες έχουν φέρει επανάσταση στην αστροναυτική. Σε έναν λυσσαλέο αγώνα Αμερικανοί και Κινέζοι εξορύσσουν στο φεγγάρι ήλιον-3, ένα στοιχείο που υπόσχεται να λύσει όλα τα ενεργειακά προβλήματα παγκοσμίως. Παράλληλα ο ντετέκτιβ Όουεν Τζέρικο αναλαμβάνει να βρει την αντικαθεστωτική Γιόγιο, που έχει εξαφανιστεί μυστηριωδώς. Αυτό που μοιάζει με υπόθεση ρουτίνας εξελίσσεται σε ένα εφιαλτικό ανθρωποκυνηγητό, καθώς η όμορφη όσο και κουραστική Κινέζα έχει στην κατοχή της μερικά αυστηρά κρυμμένα μυστικά και η ζωή της τώρα πια κινδυνεύει. Τα ίχνη οδηγούν σε όλη την υφήλιο, και στη Σελήνη, όπου ένα γκρουπ τουριστών του διαστήματος ανακαλύπτει κάτι πραγματικά απειλητικό. Τέσσερα χρόνια μετά την παγκόσμια επιτυχία του Σμήνους, ο Φρανκ Σέτσινγκ μεταπηδάει από τον κόσμο της θάλασσας στον κόσμο του διαστήματος για να μας ταξιδέψει σε ένα μέλλον που δεν φαντάζει ιδιαιτέρως μακρινό, με όχημα ένα μυθιστόρημα που κόβει την ανάσα. Περισσότερα