Spaceflight Life Support and Biospherics

Author: P. Eckart
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401730389
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Spaceflight Life Support and Biospherics is the introduction to space life support systems and artificial ecosystems that has so far been lacking. It is a source of information for everyone involved in the life support system design and development process - engineers, scientists, and students - as well as all those who are simply interested in this existing discipline. The structure of this book is such that it gives step-by-step answers to the basic questions concerning life support systems on any scale - from small microbial systems to the Earth's biosphere: Why life support system development and biosphere research? How does our natural life support system, the biosphere, work? What are the environmental conditions for life support systems in space? What are the fundamental terms and requirements of life support? Which physicochemical life support subsystems currently exist? Which are the potential bioregenerative life support technologies of the future? What are life support systems of future planetary habitats going to look like? What are the experiences of the largest artificial ecosystem - Biosphere 2? What are the potential terrestrial benefits of life support development? £/LIST£

Advanced Technology for Human Support in Space

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309174546
Release Date: 1997-07-02
Genre: Science

Advanced Technology for Human Support in Space was written in response to a request from NASA's Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications (OLMSA) to evaluate its Advanced Human Support Technology Program. This report reviews the four major areas of the program: advanced life support (ALS), environmental monitoring and control (EMC), extravehicular activities (EVA), and space human factors (SHF). The focus of this program is on long-term technology development applicable to future human long-duration space missions, such as for a hypothetical new mission to the Moon or Mars.

Human Spaceflight and Exploration

Author: Carol Norberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642237256
Release Date: 2013-11-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The book presents a unique overview of activities in human spaceflight and exploration and a discussion of future development possibilities. It provides an introduction for the general public interested in space and would also be suitable for students at university. The book includes the basics of the space environment and the effects of space travel on the human body. It leads through the challenges of designing life support systems for spacecraft as wells as space suits to protect astronauts during extravehicular activities. Research being carried out by humans in Earth orbit is being brought into context to other forms of space exploration. Between the end of 2007 and May 2009 ESA, the European Space Agency, carried out an astronaut recruitment process. It was the first time that astronauts had been recruited newly to the corps since its creation in 1998 and the positions were open to citizens of all of the member states of ESA. Two of the contributors to this book participated in the selection process and hence contribute to a general discussion of how one carries out such a selection programme. The book concludes with one person’s experience of flying aboard the space shuttle on a mission to map planet Earth, bringing together topics taken up in earlier parts of the book.

Microgravity Research in Support of Technologies for the Human Exploration and Development of Space and Planetary Bodies

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309064910
Release Date: 2000-08-03
Genre: Science

The frontier represented by the near solar system confronts humanity with intriguing challenges and opportunities. With the inception of the Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) enterprise in 1995, NASA has acknowledged the opportunities and has accepted the very significant challenges. Microgravity Research in Support of Technologies for the Human Exploration and Development of Space and Planetary Bodies was commissioned by NASA to assist it in coordinating the scientific information relevant to anticipating, identifying, and solving the technical problems that must be addressed throughout the HEDS program over the coming decades. This report assesses scientific and related technological issues facing NASA's Human Exploration and Development of Space endeavor, looking specifically at mission enabling and enhancing technologies which, for development, require an improved understanding of fluid and material behavior in a reduced gravity environment.

Design Methodologies for Space Transportation Systems

Author: Walter Edward Hammond
Publisher: AIAA
ISBN: 1600860451
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Astronautics

Annotation "Design Methodologies for Space Transportation Systems is a sequel to the author's earlier text, "Space Transportation: A Systems Approach to Analysis and Design. Both texts represent the most comprehensive exposition of the existing knowledge and practice in the design and project management of space transportation systems, and they reflect a wealth of experience by the author with the design and management of space systems. The text discusses new conceptual changes in the design philosophy away from multistage expendable vehicles to winged, reusable launch vehicles and presents an overview of the systems engineering and vehicle design process as well as systems trades and analysis. Individual chapters are devoted to specific disciplines such as aerodynamics, aerothermal analysis, structures, materials, propulsion, flight mechanics and trajectories, avionics and computers, and control systems. The final chapters deal with human factors, payload, launch and mission operations, safety, and mission assurance. The two texts by the author provide a valuable source of information for the space transportation community of designers, operators, and managers. A companion CD-ROM succinctly packages some oversized figures and tables, resources for systems engineering and launch ranges, and a compendium of software programs. The computer programs include the USAF AIRPLANE AND MISSILE DATCOM CODES (with extensive documentation); COSTMODL for software costing; OPGUID launch vehicle trajectory generator; SUPERFLO-a series of 11 programs intended for solving compressible flow problems in ducts and pipes found in industrial facilities; and a wealth of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet programs covering thedisciplines of statistics, vehicle trajectories, propulsion performance, math utilities,

Fundamentals of Space Biology

Author: Gilles Clément
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387379401
Release Date: 2006-10-28
Genre: Science

This book examines the effects of spaceflight at cellular and organism levels. Research on the effects of gravity - or its absence - and ionizing radiation on the evolution, development, and function of living organisms is presented in layman's terms. The book describes the benefits of space biology for basic and applied research to support human space exploration and the advantages of space as a laboratory for scientific, technological, and commercial research.

International Space Station

Author: G. Haskell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401142595
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics

G. Haskell, Symposium Programme Committee Chair, Vice President, Administration and Programme Development, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] M. Rycroft, Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] The theme of the fourth annual symposium arranged by the International Space University (ISU) was "International Space Station: The Next Space Marketplace". The Symposium covered this topic from the uniqu- interdisciplinary, international and intercultural - perspectives of ISU. It focussed on significant issues related to policy, innovative management, commerce, regulation, education and outreach rather than concentrating on engineering and scientific issues. Although admirable progress has already been made in defining the utilisation of the International Space Station (ISS) in its early operational phases, what does the future hold? What important new applications will arise? What commercial opportunities may emerge? And how will the political, legal and financial hurdles be overcome, not to mention the technical challenges? The aim of the Symposium was to discuss such questions and draw out new ways of using the Space Station in the future. Among the 120 attendees were members of the fourth Master of Space Studies class, young professionals and postgraduate students who are developing the Symposium's theme in their Team Project. Their comprehensive overview of the subject is presented as an Annex here. Their final report on the Team Project will be completed at the end of July 1999, and published separately.

Space life sciences

Author: Mark Nelson
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015054001428
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Closed ecological systems (Space environment)


Space life sciences

Author: COSPAR.
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015063166758
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Closed ecological systems (Space environment)


Keys to Space

Author: Alice Houston
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015055884020
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Science

This unprecedented book offers a balanced initial approach to the complexities of space, its many practical applications and its relevance to human society. It surveys all aspects of space, in an interdisciplinary way, for the non-expert reader, and also the important links between specialist areas. It is the culmination of over a decade's experience of teaching from the ISU perspective -international, intercultural, interdisciplinary. This book provides important introductory reading for all those interested in today's space activities. For professionals working within the space arena, it gives a valuable view when they venture beyond their own disciplines. "Keys to space" should also be used to support university or college curricula dealing with space and its applications, at any level. It complements the many specialized textbooks already available, by providing the breadth and perspective that are essential in this huge subject.

Encyclopedia of space science and technology

Author: Hans Mark
Publisher:
ISBN: 0471324086
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

A comprehensive resource on the past, present, and future of space technology Researchers in optics, materials processing, and telecommunications require a reference that can provide a quick study of a number of basic topics in space science. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology represents an ambitious collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites, and space stations; what is known by astronomers about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe; and the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems. The Encyclopedia covers a variety of fundamental topics, including: * A state-of-the-art summary of the engineering involved in launching a rocket or satellite * The control systems involved on the ground, in orbit, or in deep space * Manufacturing in space from planetary and other resources Physicists, astronomers, engineers, and materials and computer scientists, as well as professionals in the aircraft, telecommunication, satellite, optical, and computer industries and the government agencies, will find the Encyclopedia to be an indispensable resource.

Aerospace

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSD:31822022706808
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Aeronautics


Space life sciences

Author: COSPAR. Scientific Assembly
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111014481
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Exobiology