Propulsion Space Science and Space Exploration

Propulsion Space Science and Space Exploration

1st Edition - January 1, 1961

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  • Editor: C Morrow
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149648

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Ballistic Missile and Aerospace Technology, Volume III: Propulsion, Space Science and Space Exploration covers the proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Ballistic Missile and Aerospace Technology, held in University of Southern California, Los Angeles, on August 29-31, 1961. This book contains three parts encompassing 18 chapters that explore the components of the propulsion systems, space science and experiments, and exploration of the moon and planets. Part I demonstrates first the advantage of using factorial experimental designs for a wide variety of missile propulsion design problems. This topic is followed by an outline of the component designs of rocket design simulators and a systematic method for determination of ablation rates in a corrosive environment. This part also presents an analysis of the open cycle technique for the removal of afterheat from a nuclear rocket and the design conditions for convergent nozzles. Part II describes the determination of the magnetic dipole of TIROS II, a spin-stabilized meteorological satellite, as well as a method for the acquisition of meteorological data, which provides information not readily available on a global scale and/or in real time. Part III discusses the principles of small payload dropping for space exploration; the geological problems involved in the location of a lunar base; and the features of a planetary entry vehicle. This concluding part also examines the degree of radiation safety resulting from different lunar spacecraft design and mission operations and the feasibility of placing and maintaining space vehicles in the earth-moon libration points. Aerospace engineers and scientists will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Propulsion Systems and Components

    The Use of Statistical Design in Missile Propulsion Studies

    Comparison of High-Altitude Simulators for Rocket Testing

    A Preliminary Vehicle Installation Study for Project Sunflower

    Practical Design Considerations and Their Implications for High Mass Fraction, Glass Filament Reinforced Plastic Case Motors

    Autogenous Pressurization System Analysis of Propellant Tank Pressurization

    A Systematic Method for Determination of Ablation Rates in a Corrosive Environment

    Nuclear Rocket Engine Afterheat Removal

    The Effect of Secondary Waste Heat on Space Vehicle Radiator Area

    Curved Nozzles

    Space Science and Experiments

    Measuring the Magnetic Dipole of a Satellite

    Extracting and Processing Meteorological Data Obtained from an IR/Radar Satellite

    Geomagnetic Field Perturbations Due to Trapped Particles

    Diffraction Limitations in Detecting Distant Targets by Their Shadows

    Exploration of the Moon and Planets

    Exploration of the Atmosphere of Venus with a Small Payload

    Geological Problems in the Location of a Lunar Base

    Planetary Landing and Observation Package

    Evaluation of Space Radiation Safety Procedures in the Design and Operation of Some Early Manned Lunar Vehicles

    The Use of the Earth-Moon Libration Points as Terminals for Space Stations

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  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1961
  • Published: January 1, 1961
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149648

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