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Advances in Space Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199597, 9781483224626

Advances in Space Science

1st Edition

Volume 1

Editor: Frederick I. Ordway
eBook ISBN: 9781483224626
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1959
Page Count: 424
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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


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