Advances in Space Science

Advances in Space Science

Volume 1

1st Edition - January 1, 1959

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  • Editor: Frederick I. Ordway
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224626

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume 1


    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


    Interplanetary Communications

    I. Introduction

    II. Fundamentals of Space Communication

    III. Examples of Space Communications

    IV. Communication Satellites

    V. Communication System Requirements



    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


    Manned Space Cabin Systems

    I. Introduction

    II. The Human Factor

    III. Life-Support System

    IV. Present and Future Systems


    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


    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 Space Feeding

    VI. Development of the Literature on Space Feeding

    VII. Space Flight: The Man for the Job

    VIII. Cabin Environment

    IX. The Closed Cycle Systems

    X. Ideal and Idealized Solutions to the Closed Cycle Problem


    Appendix. A Decimal Classification System for Astronautics



    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 424
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1959
  • Published: January 1, 1959
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224626

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Frederick I. Ordway

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