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Human Spaceflight: Mission Analysis and Design (Space Technology Series) Paperback – October 26, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0072368116 ISBN-10: 007236811X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Space Technology Series
  • Paperback: 1064 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies; 1 edition (October 26, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007236811X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072368116
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #577,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Wiley Larson is managing editor of McGraw-Hill's Space Technology Series and editor and coauthor of Space Mission Analysis and Design, co-editor of Applied Space Systems Engineering and eight other reference books on space systems. He is the Director and Distinguished Service Professor for the Space Systems Engineering Master's program at the Stevens Institute of Technology and was former director of SpaceTech's Masters Program in Space Systems Engineering at Delft Technical University in The Netherlands. He has also served as Head of Engineering at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, and has over 30 years experience in space launch, satellite integration and test, space mission design. He has consulted with numerous government and industry organizations and taught thousands of people around the world. Wiley is an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By tribolumen on October 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
As a graduate student in space architecture, this is the single most useful book I have found for designing human missions and spacecraft. It is an extraordinary collection of valuable information.

Part textbook, part reference manual, the book includes both descriptive text and a wealth of numerical data. It is broken up into 31 chapters, each about 20 to 30 pages long. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of human spaceflight, such as structures, power systems, crew accommodations, or planetary surface vehicles, and each is written by one or more experts in the relevant field.

Although the book is designed for people who work with spacecraft for a living, it is very accessible. Anyone with a good grasp of algebra and a strong interest in spaceflight should be able to follow most of it.

If I could change one thing about this book, it would be to make it a hardbound edition. My copy is rapidly becoming dog-eared. It's just so blasted useful...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Theseus on February 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
Trade paperback, 1035 pp. Illustrations, charts, graphs, tables.

An Introduction to Human Spaceflight
Designing Human Space Missions
The Space Environment -- Hazards and Effects
Surface Environments

Physiology of Spaceflight
Human Factors of Crewed Spaceflight
Psychology of Spaceflight
Safety
Orbit Selection and Astrodynamics
Entry, Descent, Landing, and Ascent

Designing and Sizing Space Elements
Vehicles
Designing, Sizing, and Integrating a Surface Base
Planetary Vehicles
In-situ Resources

Thermal Control
Environmental Controls and Life Support Systems
Crew Accommodations
Attitude Determination and Control

Designing Power Systems
Structures
Extravehicular Activity Systems

Space Robotics
Propulsion Systems
Selecting Launch and Transfer Vehicles

Mission Operations for Crewed Spaceflight
Command, Control, and Communications Architecture
Space Logistics Support

Estimating the Cost

International Crewed Missions
Mars Design Example

Appendix: Inertias of Geometric Primitives
Appendix: Explanation of Earth Satellite Parameters

Index

Glossary of Acronyms
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Adams on December 20, 2008
Format: Paperback
this book is indispensable for anyone designing systems, vehicles or facilities for human space flight.
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