McInnes, C.R. (2004) Solar Sailing: Technology, Dynamics and Mission Applications. Springer-Praxis Series in Space Science and Technology . Springer. ISBN 185233102XFull text not available in this repository.
Solar sailing offers the possibility of low-cost long-distance missions, impossible for any other type of conventional spacecraft. The book provides a detailed account of solar sailing, at a high technical level but in a way accessible to the scientifically informed layman. Solar sail orbital dynamics and solar radiation pressure form the foundations of the book, but the engineering design of solar sails is also considered, along with potential mission applications. This book introduces the subject and at the same time provides a technical reference source.
|Keywords:||solar sails, spacecraft, space flight, propulsion systems, astronautics, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics|
|Subjects:||Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||01 Aug 2008|
|Last modified:||04 Oct 2012 15:46|
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