Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition (March 17, 2003) | ISBN-10: 0471324086 | 1864 Pages | PDF | 33 MB
Encyclopedia of Space Science & Technology, 2 Volume Set by Hans Mark , Ahmed Yousef, Maureen Salkin
A comprehensive resource on the past, present, and future of space technology Researchers in optics, materials processing, and telecommunications require a reference that can provide a quick study of a number of basic topics in space science. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology represents an ambitious collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites, and space stations; what is known by astronomers about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe; and the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems. The Encyclopedia covers a variety of fundamental topics, including:
* A state-of-the-art summary of the engineering involved in launching a rocket or satellite * The control systems involved on the ground, in orbit, or in deep space * Manufacturing in space from planetary and other resources Physicists, astronomers, engineers, and materials and computer scientists, as well as professionals in the aircraft, telecommunication, satellite, optical, and computer industries and the government agencies, will find the Encyclopedia to be an indispensable resource.
"…this work is a welcome addition. It is one of the most ambitious efforts to date to embrace the most significant knowledge of the subject's various disciplines…a valuable contribution to the literature of space technology.” (Aviation Week & Space Technology, September 20, 2004)
"…likely to become one of the most significant space science resources available…I highly recommend the title for academic and research libraries…as well as public libraries supporting the interests of space science enthusiasts…" (E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 4)