Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology
Copyright © 1999-2013 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Online ISBN: 9780471263869
About this Book
Welcome to the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology, representing an ambitious collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites and space stations. This state-of-the-art reference outlines what astronomers know about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe as well as the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems. The Encyclopedia also provides an in-depth summary of the engineering involved in launching a rocket or satellite and the control systems involved on the ground, in orbit, or in deep space. Manufacturing in space from planetary and other resources is also discussed.
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. Physicists, astronomers, engineers, and materials and computer scientists will find the Encyclopedia an indispensable resource. Students and interested laypersons will also find the science accessible and the range of content enlightening.