Encyclopedia of space science and technology, Volume 1

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Hans Mark
Wiley-Interscience, 2003 - Science - 928 pages
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A comprehensive resource on the past, present, and future of space technology

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. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology represents an ambitious collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites, and space stations; what is known by astronomers about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe; and the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems. The Encyclopedia covers a variety of fundamental topics, including:
* A state-of-the-art summary of the engineering involved in launching a rocket or satellite
* The control systems involved on the ground, in orbit, or in deep space
* Manufacturing in space from planetary and other resources

Physicists, astronomers, engineers, and materials and computer scientists, as well as professionals in the aircraft, telecommunication, satellite, optical, and computer industries and the government agencies, will find the Encyclopedia to be an indispensable resource.

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HANS MARK, PhD, is presently associated with the Aerospace Engineering && Mechanics Division of Woolrich Labs at the University of Texas at Austin. He has previously served as the deputy director of NASA and as chancellor of the University of Texas System.

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