This is an introductory text in astronautics. It contains historical background and a discussion of space missions, space environment, orbits, atmospheric entry, spacecraft design, spacecraft subsystems, and space operations. It features section reviews summarising key concepts, terms, and equations, and is extensively illustrated with many photos, figures, and examples Space law, politics,and economics.
This is a truly user-friendly, full-colour text focused on understanding concepts and practical applications but written in a down-to-earth, engaging manner that painlessly helps you understand complex topics. It is laid out with multi-colour highlights for key terms and ideas, reinforced with detailed example problems, and supported by detailed section reviews summarising key concepts, terms, and equations.
Space missions History of space Orbits and interplanetary trajectories Atmospheric re-entry Space system engineering Spacecraft subsystems Space operations and support Economics of space Satellite communications
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