Astronomy and Planetary Sciences

Solar Sailing

Technology, Dynamics and Mission Applications

Authors: McInnes, Colin R.

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Solar sailing offers the possibility of low-cost long-distance missions, impossible for any other type of conventional spacecraft. The book provides a detailed account of solar sailing, at a high technical level but in a way accessible to the scientifically informed layman. Solar sail orbital dynamics and solar radiation pressure form the foundations of the book, but the engineering design of solar sails is also considered, along with potential mission applications. This book introduces the subject and at the same time provides a technical reference source.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar Sailing
Book Subtitle
Technology, Dynamics and Mission Applications
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-21062-7
Series ISSN
2366-0082
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 296
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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