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Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems and Integration

Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration

  • Paul A. Czysz
  • Claudio Bruno
  • Bernd Chudoba

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Astronautical Engineering book sub series (ASTROENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxi
  2. Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno, Bernd Chudoba
    Pages 1-17
  3. Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno, Bernd Chudoba
    Pages 19-41
  4. Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno, Bernd Chudoba
    Pages 43-122
  5. Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno, Bernd Chudoba
    Pages 123-191
  6. Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno, Bernd Chudoba
    Pages 193-223
  7. Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno, Bernd Chudoba
    Pages 225-242
  8. Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno, Bernd Chudoba
    Pages 243-309
  9. Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno, Bernd Chudoba
    Pages 311-362
  10. Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno, Bernd Chudoba
    Pages 363-380
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 381-463

About this book

Introduction

The updated and expanded third edition of this book focuses on the multi-disciplinary coupling between flight-vehicle hardware alternatives and enabling propulsion systems. It discusses how to match near-term and far-term aerospace vehicles to missions and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, directly contributing to the next-generation space infrastructure, from space tourism to space exploration. This holistic treatment defines a mission portfolio addressing near-term to long-term space transportation needs covering sub-orbital, orbital and escape flight profiles. In this context, a vehicle configuration classification is introduced covering alternatives starting from the dawn of space access. A best-practice parametric sizing approach is introduced to correctly design the flight vehicle for the mission. This technique balances required mission with the available vehicle solution space and is an essential capability sought after by technology forecasters and strategic planners alike.

Keywords

Electric Rockets IAC Launch Vehicle Design Point-to-Point Hypersonic Transportation Propulsion Concepts Propulsion Space Reusable Space Access Space Tourism Technology Forecasting

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul A. Czysz
    • 1
  • Claudio Bruno
    • 2
  • Bernd Chudoba
    • 3
  1. 1.Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and TechnologySaint Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  3. 3.Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), AVD (Aerospace Vehicle Design) LaboratoryThe University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-54744-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-54742-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-54744-1
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