Advances in Space Science, Volume 1 brings together research and developments in the astronautical sciences. This volume is composed of six chapters that also cover the field of bioastronautics, which involves the human aspects of space travel.
The opening chapter deals with the orbits and interplanetary trajectories and a critical evaluation of interplanetary communications. The next chapters consider the problem of supplying power on board orbital and space vehicles, power being needed for many tasks in space, including the operation of communication systems. The remaining three chapters treat manned space cabin systems, the effects of radiation on man in space, and the nutritional aspects of space flight.
This book will be of great value to space scientists, engineers, and researchers.
Contributors to Volume 1 Foreword Interplanetary Rocket Trajectories I. Review of the Problems II. The Generalized Mayer Problem III. Optimal Ascent into a Circular Orbit IV. Optimal Rocket Trajectories in Vacuo V. The Case of Impulsive Thrusts VI. The Primer on a Keplerian Arc VII. Optimal Transfer between Coplanar Ellipses VIII. Coplanar Terminal Ellipses of Small Eccentricity IX. Transfer between Non-coplanar Orbits X. Escape from and Entry into Circular Orbits XI. Optimal Transfer between Two Planets XII. Optimal Transfer between Planets in Given Positions XIII. Correction for Nonuniformity of the Sun's Field XIV. General Theory of Correctional Maneuvers XV. Perturbation Maneuvers References Interplanetary Communications I. Introduction II. Fundamentals of Space Communication III. Examples of Space Communications IV. Communication Satellites V. Communication System Requirements Glossary References Power Supplies for Orbital and Space Vehicles I. Introduction II. The Environment of Space III. Power Requirements of Space Vehicles IV. Primary Power Sources V. Conversion Techniques VI. Complete Systems References Manned Space Cabin Systems I. Introduction II. The Human Factor III. Life-Support System IV. Present and Future Systems References Radiation and Man in Space I. Introduction II. The Primary Cosmic Radiation and Its Transition in the Atmosphere III. Time Variations of Cosmic Ray Intensity IV. High Intensity Radiation Fields in Space V. Conclusion References Nutrition in Space Flight I. Prelude to Manned Space Flight II. The Beginnings of In-Flight Feeding III. Development of Interest in Space Flight IV. Work Being Done in Government Agencies V. Other Agencies Associated with Spac
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