Astronautical Engineering

Reusable Space Transportation Systems

Authors: Kuczera, Heribert, Sacher, Peter W.

  • Explains to the reader the importance of reusable space transportation systems
  • Sets out the consequences for future space exploration of reducing the cost of launching payloads into orbit
  • Reviews in detail the developments of air-breathing engines and their important environmental benefits
  • Provides an insight into the technologies necessary for developing economically viable reusable launch vehicles
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In Reusable Space Transportation Systems the authors review the past 20 years in which concepts for reusable space transportation systems have been evaluated in Europe and elsewhere, including technological studies and assessments, and developments of the essential technologies needed for the design and construction of such transportation systems. For example, within the European Space Agency’s FESTIP programme, of which one of the authors, Dr Kuczera, was the Programme Director, many different types of reusable launch vehicles (RLVs) were designed, investigated and technologically assessed. Although the authors focus on European efforts in the development of reusable space transportation systems, they describe briefly what has been done elsewhere and reference all major international programmes and projects in this field.

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“This a beautiful edition of a very useful book. The structure and lay-out are a real treat and allow an excellent overview, whereby the all-telling illustrations help a lot in understanding. The book is well suited for study and reference due to its good index and organized structure with an abundance of chapter, related references in addition. For the space engineer/ scientist, the historian of technology, also for the space minded public and for any good library … this book constitutes an absolute must.” (H. W. Malnig, Österreichische Ingenieur- und Architekten-Zeitschrift, Vol. 157 (1-6), 2012)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reusable Space Transportation Systems
Authors
Series Title
Astronautical Engineering
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-89180-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42258-4
Series ISSN
2365-9599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 251
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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