Astronautical Engineering

Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems

Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration

Authors: Bruno, Claudio, Chudoba, Bernd

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In Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems the authors demonstrate the need to break free from the old established concepts of expendable rockets, using chemical propulsion, and to develop new breeds of launch vehicle capable of both launching payloads into orbit at dramatically reduced cost, and for sustained operations in low-Earth orbit. The next steps, they explain, to establishing a permanent "presence" in the solar system beyond Earth are the commercialisation of sustained operations on the Moon, and the development of advanced nuclear or high-energy space propulsion systems for solar system exploration out to the boundary of interstellar space. In the future, high-energy particle research facilities may one day yield a very high-energy propulsion system that will take us to the nearby stars, or even beyond. This is a timely and comprehensive book, putting spacecraft propulsion systems in perspective.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems
Book Subtitle
Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration
Authors
Series Title
Astronautical Engineering
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-37641-5
DOI
10.1007/3-540-37641-0
Series ISSN
2365-9599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 496
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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