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The Space Environment: Implications for Spacecraft Design


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Oktober 2003

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Through offering insight into the nature of the space environment and how spacecraft interact with it, Alan Tribble presents a unifying, up-to-date account of the environmental effects that can damage or cause poor performance of orbiting spacecraft.

Inhaltsverzeichnis


Preface and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2The Vacuum Environment23
Ch. 3The Neutral Environment63
Ch. 4The Plasma Environment101
Ch. 5The Radiation Environment137
Ch. 6The Micrometeoroid/Orbital Debris Environment169
Ch. 7Conclusions185
Appendix 1: Nomenclature189
Appendix 2: Acronyms191
Appendix 3: Physical Constants193
Appendix 4: The Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF)195
Index199

Portrait

Alan C. Tribble is a rocket scientist who has spent over ten years designing dozens of spacecraft for various missions. Formerly with Boeing's Space Systems Division, he now does research and development with Rockwell Collins. His other books include the "Princeton Guide to Advanced Physics" and "A Tribble's Guide to Space" (both Princeton).

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This splendid book . . .[is] both an up-to-date reference and a textbook. . . . Very readable for both technical and lay audiences.
EAN: 9780691102993
ISBN: 0691102996
Untertitel: Revised and Exp. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRINCETON UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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