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Advances in Space Science and Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199634, 9781483224664

Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 5

1st Edition

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Editor: Frederick I. Ordway
eBook ISBN: 9781483224664
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 352
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Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 5


Contents of Previous Volumes

Astronautical Investigations of the Sun

I. Introduction

II. Some Unsolved Solar Problems

III. The Role of Space Observations in Solar Physics and Some Suggested Experiments

IV. Demands on Laboratory Physics


Advances in Communication Relay Satellite Techniques

I. Introduction

II. The Need for Long Range Communications

III. Satisfaction of Communication Demand

IV. Basic Satellite Communication System Techniques

V. Design Factors in Satellite Systems

VI. Specific System Proposals

VII. Status of Experimental Communication Satellite Programs


Solid Propellant Rocket Technology

I. Introduction

II. Factors Affecting Propellant Performance

III. Grain Design

IV. Ignition of Solid Propellant Rockets

V. Testing of Solid Propellant Rockets

VI. Solid Propellant Processing

VII. Inspection and Quality Control

VIII. Grain Defects

IX. Thrust Vector Control and Thrust Termination

X. Solid Fuel Rockets for Space Missions

XI. Conclusion


Environmental Control of Manned Space Vehicles

I. Introduction

II. Ecologic Components

III. Bioenergetics of the Steady State

IV. Environmental Control: Theory and Applications


Terrestrial, Lunar, and Planetary Applications of Navigation and Geodetic Satellites

1. The Navigation Satellite

I. Introduction

II. Historical Review

III. Early Navigational Satellite Concepts

IV. Transit Navigational System

2. The Geodetic Satellite

V. Historical Review

VI. Earth Satellites

VII. Review of Methods

VIII. Project Anna

3. Lunar and Planet Navigation

IX. Introduction

X. Transit System on the Moon

XI. Inverted Transit System

XII. A True Lunar System

XIII. Earth Tracking

XIV. Concluding Remarks

4. The Investigation of the Gravitational Fields of the Moon and Planets with Artificial Satellites

XV. Introduction

XVI. The Moon

XVII. The Planets

XVIII. Summary and Conclusions


Orbital Operations

I. Introduction

II. The Role of Orbital Operations in Astronautics

III. Definitions

IV. Mission and Systems Integration of Orbital Operations

V. Station Keeping

VI. Intercept

VII. Intercept Delivery and Pick-Up

VIII. Rendezvous

IX. Fly-By

X. Fly-By Delivery and Pick-Up

XI. Inter orbital Transfer

XII. Typical Orbital Launch Operation


Author Index

Subject Index


Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 5 looks into the major unsolved solar problems of thermodynamic structure, geometrical structure, velocity fields, flares and other transient phenomena, solar magnetic fields, and corpuscular emission. This book discusses the design, development, and testing of launching rockets.

Organized into five chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the role of space observations in solar physics. This text then examines the progress in communication relay satellite techniques, which is a very important aspect of space technology. Other chapters provide a comprehensive review of solid propellant rocker technology, treating such subjects as factors affecting propellant performance, ignition, grain design, testing, quality control, and thrust vector control. This book discusses as well the characteristics of an environmental control compatible with requirements within the manned space vehicle. The final chapter deals with orbital operations.

This book is a valuable resource for astronautical researchers, astronomers, and scientists.


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