Handbook of Space Technology

Twenty years since the first edition was published in the German language, and just over fifty years since the launch of the Earth’s first ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1, this third edition of the Handbook of Space Technology ...

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Author: Wilfried Ley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470742419

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 908

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Twenty years since the first edition was published in the German language, and just over fifty years since the launch of the Earth’s first ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1, this third edition of the Handbook of Space Technology presents in fully integrated colour a detailed insight into the fascinating world of space for the first time in the English language. Authored by over 70 leading experts from universities, research institutions and the space industry, this comprehensive handbook describes the processes and methodologies behind the development, construction, operation and utilization of space systems, presenting the profound changes that have occurred in recent years in the engineering, materials, processes and even politics associated with space technologies and utilization. The individual chapters are self-contained, enabling the reader to gain a quick and reliable overview of a selected field; an extensive reference and keyword list helps those who wish to deepen their understanding of individual topics. Featuring superb, full colour illustrations and photography throughout, this interdisciplinary reference contains practical, hands-on engineering and planning information that will be invaluable to those on a career path within space technology, or simply for those of us who’d like to know more about this fascinating industry. Main section headings include: Introduction (historical overview, space missions) Fundamentals (orbital mechanics, aerothermodynamics/ reentry, space debris) Launch Vehicles (staged technologies, propulsion systems, launch infrastructure) Space Vehicle Subsystems (structure, energy supply, thermal controls, attitude control, communication) Aspects of Human Flight (man in space, life support systems, rendezvous and docking) Mission Operations (satellite operation, control center, ground station network) Utilization of Space (Earth observation, communication navigation, space astronomy, material sciences, space medicine, robotics) Configuration and Design of a Space Vehicle (mission concept, system concept, environmental simulation, system design, Galileo satellites) Management of Space Missions (project management, quality management, cost management, space law)

The International Handbook of Space Technology

This comprehensive handbook provides an overview of space technology and a holistic understanding of the system-of-systems that is a modern spacecraft.

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Author: Malcolm Macdonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642411014

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 731

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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.

Handbook of Space Technology Status and Projections

This book presents current and anticipated quantitative values for a wide range of cirtical figures of merit which characterize technological capabilities in the major discipline areas of space technology.

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Author: R. Michael Hord

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351089982

Category: Science

Page: 297

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This book presents current and anticipated quantitative values for a wide range of cirtical figures of merit which characterize technological capabilities in the major discipline areas of space technology. The projections are based on historical data and the considered opinions of knowledgable experts in government and industry who are active contributors in their respective fields.

Handbook of Space Security

The two aspects can be summarized as "space for security on earth" and “the safeguarding of space for peaceful endeavors.” The second, updated edition of this handbook provides a sophisticated, cutting-edge resource on the space ...

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Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030232093

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1581

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Space Security involves the use of space (in particular communication, navigation, earth observation, and electronic intelligence satellites) for military and security purposes on earth and also the maintenance of space (in particular the earth orbits) as safe and secure areas for conducting peaceful activities. The two aspects can be summarized as "space for security on earth" and “the safeguarding of space for peaceful endeavors.” The second, updated edition of this handbook provides a sophisticated, cutting-edge resource on the space security portfolio and the associated technology, applications and programs to help fellow members of the global space community and other interested policy-making and academic audiences keep abreast of the current and future directions of this vital dimension of international space policy. Various dimensions of space security as well as space for security on Earth are described, covering space policy and the geopolitics of space, existing and planned applications and programs, as well as technological solutions. This second edition covers the recent space and security developments that have taken place in Europe and worldwide over the last years, along with new challenges that must be addressed. At its conclusion, the book provides foreward-looking recommendations, especially in the area of space governance and transparency and confidence-building measures.

The Palgrave Handbook of Society Culture and Outer Space

Bringing together scholarship from across the social sciences and humanities, this handbook critically examines the relationship between society and outer space, exploring the history, present and future of outer space and the place of ...

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Author: James S. Ormrod

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137363527

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Bringing together scholarship from across the social sciences and humanities, this handbook critically examines the relationship between society and outer space, exploring the history, present and future of outer space and the place of humans within it.

Space Antenna Handbook

This book addresses a broad range of topics on antennas for space applications.

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Author: William A. Imbriale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119993193

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 772

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This book addresses a broad range of topics on antennas for space applications. First, it introduces the fundamental methodologies of space antenna design, modelling and analysis as well as the state-of-the-art and anticipated future technological developments. Each of the topics discussed are specialized and contextualized to the space sector. Furthermore, case studies are also provided to demonstrate the design and implementation of antennas in actual applications. Second, the authors present a detailed review of antenna designs for some popular applications such as satellite communications, space-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers, science instruments, radio astronomy, small satellites, and deep-space applications. Finally it presents the reader with a comprehensive path from space antenna development basics to specific individual applications. Key Features: Presents a detailed review of antenna designs for applications such as satellite communications, space-borne SAR, GNSS receivers, science instruments, small satellites, radio astronomy, deep-space applications Addresses the space antenna development from different angles, including electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical design strategies required for space qualification Includes numerous case studies to demonstrate how to design and implement antennas in practical scenarios Offers both an introduction for students in the field and an in-depth reference for antenna engineers who develop space antennas This book serves as an excellent reference for researchers, professionals and graduate students in the fields of antennas and propagation, electromagnetics, RF/microwave/millimetrewave systems, satellite communications, radars, satellite remote sensing, satellite navigation and spacecraft system engineering, It also aids engineers technical managers and professionals working on antenna and RF designs. Marketing and business people in satellites, wireless, and electronics area who want to acquire a basic understanding of the technology will also find this book of interest.

Engineering Handbook of Space Technology

The handbook consists of three parts: the first, 'Outer Space', consisting of six chapters, gives general astronomical information and basic data about the Sun, Earth, Moon, and their radiation and physical characteristics.

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Author: A. A. Alatyrtsev

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:35710744

Category: Astronautics

Page: 696

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The handbook consists of three parts: the first, 'Outer Space', consisting of six chapters, gives general astronomical information and basic data about the Sun, Earth, Moon, and their radiation and physical characteristics. It is introductory and contains data required for the succeeding chapters; the second part, 'Mechanics of Space Flight', consists of sections and chapters dealing with insertion of space vehicles into orbit, orbital motion of space objects, perturbed motion and maneuvers, and motion about a center of mass. The material is given in 11 chapters in the form of formulas with a brief explanation of their use, design data, tables and graphs. Considerable emphasis is placed on the future questions of rendezvous of spacecraft, descent from orbit, and entry and landing on planets with and without an atmosphere; the third part, 'Space Objects and Systems', is the largest in the volume and constitutes the basic handbook. This section deals with construction of spacecraft, materials, systems and elemnts of onboard safety equipment, systems for stabilization and orientation, thermal control, power supplies, and life-support equipment. (Author).

Materials and Processes

The objective of this book is to assist scientists and engineers select the ideal material or manufacturing process for particular applications; these could cover a wide range of fields, from light-weight structures to electronic hardware.

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Author: Barrie D. Dunn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319233628

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 667

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The objective of this book is to assist scientists and engineers select the ideal material or manufacturing process for particular applications; these could cover a wide range of fields, from light-weight structures to electronic hardware. The book will help in problem solving as it also presents more than 100 case studies and failure investigations from the space sector that can, by analogy, be applied to other industries. Difficult-to-find material data is included for reference. The sciences of metallic (primarily) and organic materials presented throughout the book demonstrate how they can be applied as an integral part of spacecraft product assurance schemes, which involve quality, material and processes evaluations, and the selection of mechanical and component parts. In this successor edition, which has been revised and updated, engineering problems associated with critical spacecraft hardware and the space environment are highlighted by over 500 illustrations including micrographs and fractographs. Space hardware captured by astronauts and returned to Earth from long durations in space are examined. Information detailed in the Handbook is applicable to general terrestrial applications including consumer electronics as well as high reliability systems associated with aeronautics, medical equipment and ground transportation. This Handbook is also directed to those involved in maximizing the relia bility of new materials and processes for space technology and space engineering. It will be invaluable to engineers concerned with the construction of advanced structures or mechanical and electronic sub-systems.

Space Handbook

Seminal guide from 1958 on the uses and characteristics of space systems, including astronautics and its applications, technology, rocket vehicles, propulsion systems, propellants, internal power sources, guidance, communication, and more.

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Author: Robert W. Buchheim

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124007472

Category: Science

Page: 330

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Seminal guide from 1958 on the uses and characteristics of space systems, including astronautics and its applications, technology, rocket vehicles, propulsion systems, propellants, internal power sources, guidance, communication, and more.

The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook

The book is the first to explore the delivery end of the satellite link and its relationship to delivery of services.

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Author: Bruce R. Elbert

Publisher: Artech House on Demand

ISBN: 158053046X

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 979

From international telephone network gateways to direct broadcast home receivers, today's broad range of ground systems and devices require satellite communication engineers and business managers to have a broad and sound understanding of the design and operating principles of earth stations and ground control facilities. The book is the first to explore the delivery end of the satellite link and its relationship to delivery of services.

Open Space Technology

This third edition adds a survey of the current status of Open Space Technology around the world, an updated section on the latest available technology for report writing (a key aspect of the Open Space process), and an updated list of ...

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Author: Harrison H. Owen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0369307526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 362

This book, like all books, comes to an end, but that is by no means the end of the story of Open Space. In fact it is safe to say that we have barely begun. The total simplicity of Open Space (sit in a circle, create a bulletin board, open a marketplace, and go to work) contrasts radically with the quality of results and speed of achievement. The conventional theory and practice of meeting and organization would suggest that what happens in Open Space should not occur. But it does, not once but thousands of times in all parts of the world. So the continuing story of Open Space is all about this wonderful anomaly. Why does it work? How does it work? And perhaps most intriguing - if ''it'' works in Open Space (whatever ''it'' is) why couldn't it work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year? My best guess is that the ''it'' is the primal power of self-organization, and if so the real significance of Open Space has little to do with better meetings, and everything to do with a deepening understanding of who we really are and how we might most effectively get on in this world. But all of that is an unfolding story and, as I would see it, a wonderful, ongoing natural experiment. And you are invited to participate.

Technology Readiness Levels

The technology readiness levels (TRLs) defined in this handbook are intended to provide an answer to this need.

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Author: European Space Research and Technology Centre

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:852833575

Category: Astronautics

Page: 60

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Effectively evaluating and managing science and technology risk and the maturation of critical new technologies are critical to the success of advanced technology systems development projects. Systems that depend upon the application of new technologies inevitably face three major challenges during development: performance, schedule and budget. Technology R&D programs are typically advocated on the argument that early investments in technology will substantially reduce the uncertainty in all three of these dimensions of project management. In this context, therefore, a metric is needed in order to support the evaluation of the maturity of a given technology within the scope of the envisaged application. The technology readiness levels (TRLs) defined in this handbook are intended to provide an answer to this need.

Handbook of Geostationary Orbits

This Handbook 0/ Geostationary Orbits is in principle an extension of the Introduction to Geostationary Orbits that was printed as a special publica tion by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1983.

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Author: E.M. Soop

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792330544

Category: Science

Page: 309

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This Handbook 0/ Geostationary Orbits is in principle an extension of the Introduction to Geostationary Orbits that was printed as a special publica tion by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1983. The immediate purpose was to provide the theoretical background and some practical advice for the orbit control of geostationary spacecraft by means of the software package "PEPSOC". PEPSOC, short for "Portable ESOC Package for Synchronous Orbit Con trol" , was produced by the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) to support spacecraft operations in the routine phase. The resulting publication was a handbook for engineers and spacecraft operators, rather than a clas sical textbook in celestial mechanics. During the past eleven years, the software system PEPSOC has found a wide application both within and outside the ESA member states. At the same time, the original Introduction found numerous readers also outside the group of PEPSOC operators. The continuing development and the in creasing use of the geostationary orbit has now created the need for a new, more detailed publication to include new aspects that have emerged. The present Handbook contains several additional subjects and more math ematics to describe the methods applied in PEPSOC. The geophysical and astronomical parameters have been updated to reflect the latest recom mended values. This results in small deviations of the numerical data compared to the Introduction.

The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook Second Edition

This second edition covers all the latest advances in satellite technology and applications and features new chapters on mobile digital audio radio and VSAT networks.

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Author: Bruce R. Elbert

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580534901

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 532

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Since the publication of the best-selling first edition of the Satellite Communication Applications Handbook, the satellite industry has experienced explosive growth thanks to a flood of innovations in consumer electronics, broadcasting, the Internet, transportation, and broadband telecommunications. This second edition covers all the latest advances in satellite technology and applications and features new chapters on mobile digital audio radio and VSAT networks. It updates and expands upon the engineering and management topics that made the first edition a must-have for every satellite communications professional as well as network architects. Engineers get the latest technical details into operations, architectures, and systems components. Managers are brought up to date with the latest business applications as well as regulatory and legal decisions affecting domestic and international markets. the treatment is also of value to marketing, legal, regulatory, and financial and operations professionals who must gain a clear understanding of the capabilities and issues associated with satellite space and ground facilities and services.

The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook Second Edition

This book explores the delivery end of the satellite link and its relationship to delivery of services.

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Author: Bruce Elbert

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781608076734

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 113

This updated and expanded second edition reflects the state of earth station design and ground segment architecture. From international telephone network gateways to direct broadcast home receivers, today’s broad range of ground systems and devices require satellite communication engineers and business managers to have a broad and sound understanding of the design and operating principles of earth stations and ground control facilities. This book explores the delivery end of the satellite link and its relationship to delivery of services. Authored by a leading authority in the field, the book provides engineers and managers with the knowledge they need to devise their own approach to implementing and managing earth stations and the overall ground segment. Readers find practical guidance in an array of critical areas, including: preparing requirements, performing preliminary analyses, reviewing hardware designs, managing the introduction of the overall ground segment, and more.

Handbook of Satellite Applications

This handbook, done under the auspices of the International Space University based in France, addresses not only system technologies but also examines market dynamics, technical standards and regulatory constraints.

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Author: Joseph N. Pelton, Jr.

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441976701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1228

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Top space experts from around the world have collaborated to produce this comprehensive, authoritative, and clearly illustrated reference guide to the fast growing, multi-billion dollar field of satellite applications and space communications. This handbook, done under the auspices of the International Space University based in France, addresses not only system technologies but also examines market dynamics, technical standards and regulatory constraints. The handbook is a completely multi-disciplinary reference book that covers, in an in-depth fashion, the fields of satellite telecommunications, Earth observation, remote sensing, satellite navigation, geographical information systems, and geosynchronous meteorological systems. It covers current practices and designs as well as advanced concepts and future systems. It provides a comparative analysis of the common technologies and design elements for satellite application bus structures, thermal controls, power systems, stabilization techniques, telemetry, command and control (TTC), and orbital configurations. These common aspects are addressed in an integrated fashion to explain how all these space systems share similar design features, but also have quite specialized application packages to carry out their various missions. No other reference in print today provides such a comprehensive and in-depth guide to all forms of application satellites, including small sats as used by countries just beginning space application programs.

Space and Security

Space and Security: A Reference Handbook examines how the United States has developed and implemented policies designed to use space capabilities to enhance national security, providing a clear and complete evaluation of the origins and ...

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Author: Peter L. Hays

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844214

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 289

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This thorough examination of the roots and motivations for U.S. national security space policy provides an essential foundation for considering current space security issues. * Provides a succinct analysis of key current national security space issues that includes all key national security space policy statements from 1955 to the present day * Presents an extensive chronology of events from the mid-20th century to the present * Contains 45 biographies of politicians, NASA officials, and military personnel who have shaped U.S. space policy * Includes a descriptive directory of government and private organizations, including advocacy groups, government agencies, and advisory committees