Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology

Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology

Online ISBN: 9780471263869

DOI: 10.1002/0471263869

About this Book

This specialist online reference work represents an ambitious collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites and space stations.

The Encyclopedia 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. In addition, the resource 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.

The interdisciplinary approach makes the Encyclopedia of interest to researchers in optics, materials processing, and telecommunications who 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 also find this an indispensable resource.