Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, Chichester, UK
2014, XV, 731 p. 422 illus., 264 illus. in color.
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Describes in detail all aspects of space technology – Earth-centred and beyond
Covers the complete spacecraft mission life cycle, from inception to decommission
Features the very latest developments in every area of this very broad subject
Gives an interdisciplinary presentation of space technology
Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of all space technology
Includes self-contained chapters on specific important fields
Equally valuable to employees and potential employees within the space industry
This comprehensive handbook provides an overview of space technology and a holistic understanding of the system-of-systems that is a modern spacecraft.
With a foreword by Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, and contributions from globally leading agency experts from NASA, ESA, JAXA, and CNES, as well as European and North American academics and industrialists, this handbook, as well as giving an interdisciplinary overview, offers, through individual self-contained chapters, more detailed understanding of specific fields, ranging through:
· Launch systems, structures, power, thermal, communications, propulsion, and software, to
· entry, descent and landing, ground segment, robotics, and data systems, to
· technology management, legal and regulatory issues, and project management.
This handbook is an equally invaluable asset to those on a career path towards the space industry as it is to those already within the industry.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Space mission - Space systems design - Space technology - mission control - mission operations - space exploration - spacecraft guidance - spacecraft navigation - spacecraft technology