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Vulpetti, Giovanni

Solar Sails

Vulpetti, Giovanni - Solar Sails, ebook

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Table of contents

I. Space Engines Past and Present

1. An Historical Introduction to Space Propulsion
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

2. The Rocket: How It Works in Space
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

3. Rocket Problems and Limitations
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

4. Non-Rocket In-Space Propulsion
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

5. The Solar-Sail Option: From the Oceans to Space
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

II. Space Missions by Sail

6. Principles of Space Sailing
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

7. What Is a Space Sailcraft?
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

8. Sails Versus Rockets
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

9. Exploring and Developing Space by Sailcraft
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

10. Riding a Beam of Light
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

III. Construction of Sailcraf

11. Designing a Solar Sail
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

12. Building a Sailcraft
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

13. Progress to Date
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

14. Future Plans
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

IV. Space Sailing: Some Technical Aspects

15. Space Sources of Light
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

16. Modeling Thrust from Electromagnetic Radiation Pressure
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

17. Sailcraft Trajectories
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

18. Sails in the Space Environment
Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff

Keywords: Engineering, Aerospace Technology and Astronautics, Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology, Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Author(s)
 
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2008
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
268 pages
Category
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780387685007

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