2012

Deep Space Propulsion

A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-0606-8 (Print) 978-1-4614-0607-5 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

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    Pages 1-10

    Reaching for the Stars

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    Pages 11-26

    The Dream of Flight and the Vision of Tomorrow

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    Pages 27-38

    Fundamental Limitations to Achieving Interstellar Flight

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    Pages 39-48

    Aviation: The Pursuit of Speed, Distance, Altitude, and Height

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    Pages 49-75

    Astronautics: The Development and Science of Rockets

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    Pages 77-98

    Exploring the Solar System and Beyond

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    Pages 99-115

    Exploring Other Star Systems

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    Pages 117-137

    Solar System Explorers: Historical Spacecraft

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    Pages 139-154

    Electric and Nuclear-Based Propulsion

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    Pages 155-176

    Sails & Beams

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    Pages 177-206

    Nuclear Fusion Propulsion

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    Pages 207-218

    External Nuclear Pulse Propulsion

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    Pages 219-233

    Towards Relativistic Propulsion: Antimatter and the Interstellar Ramjet

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    Pages 235-261

    Aerospace Design Principles in Interstellar Flight

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    Pages 263-285

    The Scientific, Cultural and Economic Costs of Interstellar Flight

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    Pages 287-304

    The Role of Speculative Science in Driving Technology

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    Pages 305-323

    Realising the Technological Future and the Roadmap to the Stars

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    Pages 325-344

    From Imagination to Reality

  20. Back Matter

    Pages 345-367