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Advances in Space Science and Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199665, 9781483224695

Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 8

1st Edition

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Editors: Frederick I. Ordway
eBook ISBN: 9781483224695
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 410
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Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 8


Contents of Previous Volumes and Supplementary Monographs

The Concept of Volcano-Tectonic Undation in Selenology

I. Introduction—Vulcanism Versus Impact

II. The Alternative Processes—Definitions

III. Physical Disparity and its Implications

IV. The Scale Factor

V. The Systematization of Lunar Crater and Lineament Patterns

VI. Meteorite-Induced Vulcanism

VII. Further Evidence from the Lunar Surface

VIII. A Terrestrial Analogy

IX. Conclusions

X. The Tektite Problem—Selenological Implications

XI. Space Flight Implications


Structures and Materials for Solid Propellant Rocket Motor Cases

I. Introduction

II. Missions, Loads, and Environment

III. Stresses and Structural Design Factors—Monolithic Cases

IV. Stresses and Structural Design Factors—Composite Cases

V. Structural Safety and Reliability

VI. Static Mechanical Behavior of Materials

VII. Fatigue Behavior of Materials

VIII. Environmental Effects

IX. Materials and Fabrication Processes

X. Structural Weight

XI. Cost Considerations

List of Symbols


Selection of Carrier Vehicles, Spacecraft, and Missions for Exploration of the Solar System


I. Introduction: The Space Program Alternatives and a Model for Decision Making

II. Energy Requirements for Interplanetary Missions: Selection of Missions for a Space Program

III. Space Program Time Sequences and Complexity Growth

IV. Payload Definition and Communications Burden

V. Spacecraft Analysis and Design

VI. Carrier Vehicle Possibilities

VII. Determination of the Number of Carrier Vehicles of Each Type Required Yearly

VIII. Space Program Costs

IX. Program Evaluation: Value Analysis

X. Example of Application of Model to a Typical Space Program

XI. Conclusions and Future Model Development


The Use of Mars and Phobos to Advance Interplanetary Flight

I. Introduction and Summary

II. Limits of Environmental Conditions Permitting Extended Manned Habitation of Planetary Surfaces

III. Principal Extraterrestrial Resources

IV. The Properties and the Make-Up of the Inner Planets and the Probability of their Exploration by Man

V. Extraterrestrial Resources and Mars Exploration

VI. The Establishment of Supplies and Logistics for Permanent Bases

VII. Outlook beyond Mars


Author Index

Subject Index


Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 8 presents the possibility that what is recognized as lunar cratering was caused by endogenous, volcanic activity rather than by the more widely accepted meteoritic impact mechanism. This book provides an introduction to the technology of rocketry.

Organized into four chapters, this volume begins with an overview of lunar volcanism and the interpretation of the widespread phenomenon of cratering. This text then provides a comprehensive examination of one of the major components of the solid propellant rocket. Other chapters consider the many problems associated with design, construction, and testing of motor cases of the solid propellant rocket. This book presents as well a thorough examination of interplanetary mission planning covering such vital elements as the process of mission decision making based on model theory. The final chapter deals with the exploration of the planet Mars.

This book is a valuable resource for geoscientists, astronomers, and geologists.


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Frederick I. Ordway