Astronomy and Planetary Sciences

Solar Sailing

Technology, Dynamics and Mission Applications

Authors: McInnes, Colin R.

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  • The first comprehensive account of solar sailing
  • Ideal as an introduction, but treats the subject at a high technical level
  • Emphasis on solar sail orbital dynamics and solar radiation pressure
  • Solar sailing represents one of the few possibilities for travel to the nearby stars in a lifetime!
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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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-3992-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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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
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-3992-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-3992-8
Series ISSN
2366-0082
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 296
Number of Illustrations
115 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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