Advances in Space Science and Technology

Advances in Space Science and Technology

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Editor: Frederick I. Ordway
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224695

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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.

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 410
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224695

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Frederick I. Ordway

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