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Introduction to Space Flight

Introduction to Space Flight - 94 edition

Introduction to Space Flight - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9780134819129

ISBN10: 0134819128

Introduction to Space Flight by Francis J. Hale - ISBN 9780134819129
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Introduction to Space Flight by Francis J. Hale - ISBN 9780134819129

ISBN13: 9780134819129

ISBN10: 0134819128

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
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A self-contained, integrated introduction to the performance aspects of flight -- how to get into space, how to get around in space, and how to return to Earth or land on another planet (as opposed to specialized areas of life support, guidance and control, or communications).

Prepares students to determine:

the approximate velocity budget for a geocentric or interplanetary mission
the approximate weight (mass) and number of stages required to accomplish the mission
the general problems associated with the terminal phase of the mission

Emphasizes fundamental concepts and analytic expressions (rather than "cookbook" relationships).

Contains numerous examples that demonstrate principles and give a feel for typical parameter values.

Provides chapter exercises -- all solvable with a hand calculator.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Two-Body Orbital Mechanics.

3. Geocentric Orbits and Trajectories.

4. Time of Flight.

5. Interplanetary Tranfers.

6. Vehicle and Booster Performance.

7. Atmospheric Entry.

8. Orbital Elements and Earth Tracks.

9. The Ballistic Missile.

10. Attitude Dynamics and Control.

Appendix A: Some Useful Vector Operations.
Appendix B: Planetary Values.
Appendix C: Additional Illustrations.

Selected References.