Space Engineering

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Space Engineering

  • G. A. Partel
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Opening Ceremony

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. G. Cardinal Cicognani
      Pages 3-3
  3. Structures and Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. L. Preuss, W. Schäfer, H. Hörster, H. Köstlin
      Pages 29-35
  4. Guidance and Control Systems

  5. Propellants and Combustion, I

  6. Propellants and Combustion, II

  7. Propulsion, I

  8. Propulsion, II

  9. Auxiliary Power Systems

  10. Testing, Support and Accessories, I

About these proceedings


The 2nd International Conference on Space Engineering took place May 7-10, 1969, at Venice, Italy, under the organization of the Centro Studi Trasporti Missilistici and the Association pour l'Etude et la Recherche Astronautique et Cosmique. Its purpose was to bring together those interested in the technological development of space components, to exchange information by the presentation of papers and to discuss present problems and future trends, and to this end forty-eight papers were presented by distinguished experts from all over the world. The papers were selected from as wide a background as possible, approximately an equal number coming from the academic and research establishments as from industry. The principal criterion for their selection was that they should contribute to the knowledge of Space Engineering, and have application either to the improve­ ment of current technologies or to the design of more advanced systems for the future. Six pertinent sessions were planned which covered the major areas of interest: (1) Structures and Materials, where three important papers were presented; (2) Guidance and Control Systems, in which six valuable papers were presented, in­ cluding problems of controlling space ships, details of the inertial guidance system of the ELDO launch vehicle, the attitude control system of the "Europa 2"; (3) Propellants and Combustion, where eleven papers described recent work on solid and liquid rocket engines, advanced fuels and oxidizers, effects of additives, propellant injection, propellant expulsion techniques; (4) Propulsion, in which session ten papers


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. A. Partel
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Studi Trasporti MissilisticiRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1970
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7553-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7551-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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