Sforza, Pasquale M.

Manned Spacecraft Design Principles. - Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2015. - 1 online resource (649 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Front Cover -- Manned Spacecraft Design Principles -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction and Outline of a Spacecraft Design Report -- I.1 Subjects Covered -- I.2 An Approach for a Design Course -- I.2.1 Preparation of the Design Report -- I.2.2 Outline of the Design Report -- I.3 Suggestions for Report Preparation -- 1 Manned Spaceflight -- 1.1 Where Space Begins -- 1.2 Staying in Space -- 1.3 Getting into Space -- 1.4 The First Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight -- 1.5 The Near Future of Human Spaceflight -- 1.6 Nomenclature -- 1.6.1 Subscripts -- References 2 Earth's Atmosphere -- 2.1 The Atmospheric Environment -- 2.1.1 Vertical Structure According to Temperature -- 2.1.2 Vertical Structure According to Composition -- 2.2 Equation of State and Hydrostatic Equilibrium -- 2.3 The 1976 U.S. Standard Atmosphere Model -- 2.3.1 The Lower and Middle Atmosphere: 0-100km -- 2.3.2 Properties of the Lower and Middle Atmosphere -- 2.3.3 Atmospheric Scale Height -- 2.3.4 The Upper Atmosphere: 100-500km -- 2.4 Flow Properties Using the Atmospheric Models -- 2.4.1 Reynolds Number and Mach Number -- 2.4.2 Dynamic Pressure -- 2.4.3 Atmospheric Property Curve Fits 2.5 Tables of Atmospheric Properties -- 2.5.1 Tables in SI Units -- 2.5.2 Tables in English Units -- 2.6 Other Model Atmospheres -- 2.7 Nomenclature -- 2.7.1 Subscripts -- References -- 3 The Space Environment -- 3.1 Gravitational Effects -- 3.2 Gas Density and Drag Effects -- 3.3 The Sun -- 3.4 The Magnetic Field -- 3.5 Van Allen Radiation Belts -- 3.6 The Ionosphere -- 3.7 Meteoroids and Orbital Debris -- 3.8 Spacecraft Charging -- 3.9 Useful Constants, Acronyms, and Conversions -- 3.10 Nomenclature -- 3.10.1 Subscript -- References -- 4 Manned Hypersonic Missions in the Atmosphere 4.1 Transatmospheric Manned Missions -- 4.2 Transatmospheric Vehicles -- 4.3 Flight Trajectories in the Atmosphere -- 4.4 Reusable Spaceplane Design Issues -- 4.4.1 Aerodynamic Design Issues -- 4.4.2 Operational Design Issues -- 4.4.3 Propulsion Design Issues -- 4.5 Transatmospheric Flight Missions in the Near Future -- 4.6 Nomenclature -- 4.6.1 Subscripts -- References -- 5 Orbital Mechanics -- 5.1 Space Mission Geometry -- 5.1.1 Orbits and How They Work -- 5.1.2 Closed Orbits in a Central Force Field -- 5.1.3 Earth Orbit Characteristics -- 5.1.4 In-Plane Orbital Transfer: Intersecting Orbits 5.1.5 In-Plane Orbital Transfer: Nonintersecting Orbits -- 5.2 Energy and Angular Momentum in Orbits -- 5.2.1 Conservation of Energy -- 5.2.2 Conservation of Angular Momentum -- 5.2.3 Open Orbits: Parabolic Orbits and Escape Speed -- 5.2.4 Open Orbits: Hyperbolic Orbits and Excess Speed -- 5.3 Orbital Transfer for Atmospheric Entry -- 5.4 The Ground Track of an Orbit -- 5.4.1 Defining the Orbit -- 5.4.2 The Spacecraft's Latitude -- 5.4.3 The Spacecraft's Longitudinal Angle -- 5.4.4 Effect of the Earth's Rotation on Longitude -- 5.4.5 Effect of Regression of Nodes on Longitude 5.4.6 Effect of Rotation of Apsides on Longitude

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