Introduction to Space Flight

Introduction to Space Flight

By: Francis J. Hale (author)Paperback

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For introductory course in space flight dynamics. A self-contained, integrated introduction to the performance aspects of flight - how to get into space, how to get around in space, and how to return to Earth or land on another planet (as opposed to specialized areas of life support, guidance and control, or communications).

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1. Introduction. 2. Two-Body Orbital Mechanics. 3. Geocentric Orbits and Trajectories. 4. Time of Flight. 5. Interplanetary Tranfers. 6. Vehicle and Booster Performance. 7. Atmospheric Entry. 8. Orbital Elements and Earth Tracks. 9. The Ballistic Missile. 10. Attitude Dynamics and Control. Appendix A: Some Useful Vector Operations. Appendix B: Planetary Values. Appendix C: Additional Illustrations. Selected References. Index.

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  • publication date: 26/07/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780134819129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 366
  • ID: 9780134819129
  • weight: 1058
  • ISBN10: 0134819128

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