Handbook of Space Technology

Handbook of Space Technology

Editor(s): Wilfried Ley, Klaus Wittmann, Willi Hallmann

Published Online: 1 FEB 2011

Print ISBN: 9780470697399

Online ISBN: 9780470742433

DOI: 10.1002/9780470742433

About this Book

Twenty years since the first edition was published in the German language, and just over fifty years since the launch of the Earth's first ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1, this third edition of the Handbook of Space Technology presents in fully integrated colour a detailed insight into the fascinating world of space for the first time in the English language.

Authored by over 70 leading experts from universities, research institutions and the space industry, this comprehensive handbook describes the processes and methodologies behind the development, construction, operation and utilization of space systems, presenting the profound changes that have occurred in recent years in the engineering, materials, processes and even politics associated with space technologies and utilization. The individual chapters are self-contained, enabling the reader to gain a quick and reliable overview of a selected field; an extensive reference and keyword list helps those who wish to deepen their understanding of individual topics. 

Featuring superb, full colour illustrations and photography throughout, this interdisciplinary reference contains practical, hands-on engineering and planning information that will be invaluable to those on a career path within space technology, or simply for those of us who'd like to know more about this fascinating industry. 

Main section headings include:

  • Introduction (historical overview, space missions)
  • Fundamentals (orbital mechanics, aerothermodynamics/ reentry, space debris)
  • Launch Vehicles (staged technologies, propulsion systems, launch infrastructure)
  • Space Vehicle Subsystems (structure, energy supply, thermal controls, attitude control, communication)
  • Aspects of Human Flight (man in space, life support systems, rendezvous and docking)
  • Mission Operations (satellite operation, control center, ground station network)
  • Utilization of Space (Earth observation, communication navigation, space astronomy, material sciences, space medicine, robotics)
  • Configuration and Design of a Space Vehicle (mission concept, system concept, environmental simulation, system design, Galileo satellites)
  • Management of Space Missions (project management, quality management, cost management, space law)

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–30)

      Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Wittmann, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Willi Hallmann and Dr. Nicolaus Hanowski

    3. Chapter 2

      Fundamentals (pages 32–113)

      Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Wittmann, Dipl.-Ing. Christian Henjes, Dr. rer. nat. Holger Kügler, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilfried Ley, Dr. rer. nat. Manfred Magg, Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Scharfenberg, Dr. rer. nat. habil. Oliver Montenbruck, Dr.-Ing. Klaus Hannemann, Dr.-Ing. José Longo and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Günther Reimerdes

    4. Chapter 3

      Space Transportation Systems (pages 114–198)

      Dipl.-Ing. Horst Holsten, Dr.-Ing. Jens Lassmann, Dr.-Ing. Michael H. Obersteiner, Dipl.-Ing. Bernward Heese, Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Krüger, Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Rüdeger Albat, Dr.-Ing. Oskar Josef Haidn, Dipl.-Ing. Günter Langel and Dr.-Ing. Anton Grillenbeck

    5. Chapter 4

      Subsystems of Spacecraft (pages 200–398)

      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilfried Ley, Dr.-Ing. Fritz Merkle, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Block, Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Kreuser, Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard Röder, Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kohlhase, Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Schlitt, Dipl.-Ing. Hans Dieter Schmitz, Dipl.-Ing. Christian Arbinger, Dr.-Ing. Bernard Lübke-Ossenbeck, Dr.-Ing. Sergio Montenegro and Dipl.-Ing. Peter Turner

    6. Chapter 5

      Aspects of Human Space Flight (pages 400–457)

      Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Luttmann, Dr. rer. nat. Hans Bolender, Dr. rer. nat. Reinhold Ewald, Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Wasserberg, Dr.-Ing. Willigert Raatschen and Dipl.-Ing. Josef Sommer

    7. Chapter 6

      Mission Operations (pages 458–517)

      Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Kuch, Dr. rer. nat. Manfred Warhaut, Dipl.-Ing. George Hiendlmeier, Dipl.-Ing. Martin Häusler, Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Wiedemann and Dr.-Ing. Dieter Sabath

    8. Chapter 7

      Utilization of Space (pages 518–645)

      Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Berndt Feuerbacher, Dr.-Ing. Klaus Dieter Reiniger, Dipl.-Geophys. Gunter Schreier, Dipl.-Ing. Hans Dodel, Dr.-Ing. Stefan Sassen, Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Ulamec, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ivan Egry, Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Geol. Hanns-Christian Gunga, Mathias Steinach, Prof. Dr. med. Karl August Kirsch, Dr. med. Andreas Werner, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Hirzinger, Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Landzettel and Dr.-Ing. Clemens Kaiser

    9. Chapter 8

      Spacecraft Design Process (pages 646–737)

      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß, Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Baumgartl, Dipl.-Ing. Christian Henjes, Dipl.-Ing. Ulf Hülsenbusch, Dr.-Ing. Anton Grillenbeck, Dr. rer. nat. Holger Kügler, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilfried Ley, Dipl.-Ing. Alf Schneider, Dipl.-Ing. Artur Scholz, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hakan Kayal, Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Bärwald and Dipl.-Ing. Hanspeter Kuhlen

    10. Chapter 9

      Management of Space Projects (pages 738–835)

      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilfried Ley, Dipl.-Ing. Joachim Klein, Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Mathes, Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Bieler, Dr.-Ing. Sven Abitzsch and Dr. iur. Michael Gerhard

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