Dream Missions : Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities.

By: van Pelt, MichelMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandSpace Exploration: Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319539416Subject(s): Space flightGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dream Missions : Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other PossibilitiesDDC classification: 629.4 LOC classification: TL790.P458 2017Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- About the Author -- Preface -- 1: Introduction -- 2: Giant launchers -- Shoot 'em up -- Super heavy-lift launchers -- Extremely heavy-lift launchers -- The future of heavy lift -- 3: Reusable launchers -- High expectations -- Pushing the envelope -- Shuttles and other reusable launchers -- True spaceplanes -- The trouble with spaceplanes -- 4: Space stations and orbital colonies -- Donuts in orbit -- Islands in space -- Asteroid mining -- 5: Super satellites -- Take out the crew -- Hypersatellites and star shades -- Space solar power -- 6: Giant probes -- Voyager Mars -- Mars sample return -- Europa Ocean Explorer -- Prometheus -- Solar sailing -- 7: Mars expeditions -- The Mars Project -- Stuck in Earth Orbit -- Mars Direct -- On Mars in 2030+ -- 8: To the stars -- Interstellar probe -- Riding the nuclear blast wave -- Starshot -- 9: Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- About the Author -- Preface -- 1: Introduction -- 2: Giant launchers -- Shoot 'em up -- Super heavy-lift launchers -- Extremely heavy-lift launchers -- The future of heavy lift -- 3: Reusable launchers -- High expectations -- Pushing the envelope -- Shuttles and other reusable launchers -- True spaceplanes -- The trouble with spaceplanes -- 4: Space stations and orbital colonies -- Donuts in orbit -- Islands in space -- Asteroid mining -- 5: Super satellites -- Take out the crew -- Hypersatellites and star shades -- Space solar power -- 6: Giant probes -- Voyager Mars -- Mars sample return -- Europa Ocean Explorer -- Prometheus -- Solar sailing -- 7: Mars expeditions -- The Mars Project -- Stuck in Earth Orbit -- Mars Direct -- On Mars in 2030+ -- 8: To the stars -- Interstellar probe -- Riding the nuclear blast wave -- Starshot -- 9: Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index.

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