Foto dell'editore

Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems

Claudio Bruno

2 valutazioni da Goodreads
ISBN 10: 3540888136 / ISBN 13: 9783540888130
Editore: Springer Jan 2009, 2009
Nuovi Condizione: Neu
Da Rhein-Team Lörrach Ivano Narducci e.K. (Lörrach, Germania)

Libreria AbeBooks dal 11 gennaio 2012

Quantità: 1

Riguardo questo articolo

Neuware - In this second edition of Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems, the authors demonstrate the need to break free from the old established concepts of expendable rockets, using chemical propulsion, and to develop new breeds of launch vehicle capable of both launching payloads into orbit at a dramatically reduced cost and for sustained operations in low-Earth orbit. The next steps to establishing a permanent presence in the Solar System beyond Earth are the commercialisation of sustained operations on the Moon and the development of advanced nuclear or high-energy space propulsion systems for Solar System exploration out to the boundary of interstellar space. In the future, high-energy particle research facilities may one day yield a very high-energy propulsion system that will take us to the nearby stars, or even beyond. Space is not quiet: it is a continuous series of nuclear explosions that provide the material for new star systems to form and provide the challenge to explore. This book provides an assessment of the industrial capability required to construct and operate the necessary spacecraft. Time and distance communication and control limitations impose robotic constraints. Space environments restrict human sustained presence and put high demands on electronic, control and materials systems. This comprehensive and authoritative book 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 and expands the information given in the first edition. 584 pp. Englisch. Codice inventario libreria 9783540888130

Fare una domanda alla libreria

Dati bibliografici

Titolo: Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems

Casa editrice: Springer Jan 2009

Data di pubblicazione: 2009

Legatura: Buch

Condizione libro:Neu

Edizione: 1st Edition

Descrizione articolo


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.

From the Back Cover:

This third edition of Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems and Integration – Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration, has been updated and expanded. The major addition addresses the multi-disciplinary integration between the spectrum of hypersonic vehicles to reach Earth orbit and that of their propulsion systems. A best-practice sizing approach is presented to define the solution spaces and facilitate the correct design of these integrated flight vehicles to mission. This pragmatic approach is the essential capability sought after by design teams, technology forecasters and strategic planners alike, and includes lesson learned and space launchers as examples from the past.


Among novel systems, the chapter on future combined engines includes now description and performance of pulsed detonation engines. All aspects of space flight discussed in the first two editions have been updated and augmented to account for the many changes in technology, policy and space objectives following the demise of the US Shuttle and the appearance of private space companies.


Accordingly, the chapters dealing with near-Earth, interplanetary, galactic and future breakthrough propulsion have been expanded to include new applications, such as nuclear magnetic pulses, recent concept powered by inertial fusion, and new issues as, for instance, space radiation, a major obstacle to space exploration and commercialization in the years to come.


This book can be useful to graduate students and teachers, as well as industrial organizations and planners.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Descrizione libreria

Visita la pagina della libreria

Condizioni di vendita:

Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (

Rhein-Team Lörrach, Inhaber Ivano Narducci e.K., Mühlestr. 1
D-79539 Lörrach, nachfolgend als Verkäufer bezeichnet.

§ 1 Allgemeines, Begriffsbestimmungen

(1) Der Verkäufer bietet unter dem Nutzernamen rhein-team unter der Plattform insbesondere Bücher an. Die folgenden Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB) gelten für die Geschäftsbeziehung zwischen dem Verkäufer und dem Kunden in ihrer zum Zeitpunkt der Bestellung gültigen Fassung. Ferne...

Ulteriori informazioni
Condizioni di spedizione:

Die Ware wird innerhalb von 1-3 Tagen nach Bestelleingang verschickt. Bitte entnehmen Sie den voraussichtlichen Liefertermin Ihrer Bestellbestätigung. Die Versandkostenpauschalen basieren auf Durchschnittswerten für 1 kg schwere Bücher. Über abweichende Kosten (z.B. wegen eines sehr schweren Buches) werden Sie gegebenenfalls vom Verkäufer informiert.

Informazioni dettagliate sul venditore

Tutti i libri della libreria

Metodi di pagamento
accettati dalla libreria

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Assegno PayPal