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Space Transport & Engineering Methods - 2013-01-10

Space Transport & Engineering Methods - 2013-01-10

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Published by Danielle Eber
Space Systems Textbook
Space Systems Textbook

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Published by: Danielle Eber on Jun 14, 2013
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Part 0 - Introduction
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Introduction4
Part 1 - Science and Engineering Fundamentals
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Science and Engineering Fundamentals8Basic Sciences12Basic Sciences 218Basic Sciences 323Orbital Mechanics27Propulsive Forces32Energy Sources40Systems Engineering47System Elements59Engineering Tools61Engineering Specialties65Economics68Existing Programs71Existing Programs 278Future Projects83
Part 2 - Space Transport Methods
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Space Transport Methods90Structural Methods93Guns and Accelerators103Guns and Accelerators 2108Combustion Engines116Thermal Engines125Bulk Matter Engines130Ion and Plasma Engines132High Energy Particle Engines137Photon Engines144External Interaction Methods148
 
Theoretical Methods152Comparisons Among Methods155
Part 3 - Space Engineering Methods
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Space Engineering Methods156Design Factors157Subsystem Design162Resources163Resources 2168Resource Extraction176Processing and Production183Assembly and Construction186Verification and Test188Operation and Maintenance188Recycling Methods189
Part 4 - Combined Space Systems
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Complex Programs191Program Overview196Advanced Manufacturing203Startup Launcher211Orbital Assembly214Hypervelocity Launcher217Low G Transport226Electric Propulsion232Orbital Mining235Orbital Mining 2244Processing Factory249Space Elevator (Skyhook)254Lunar Development261Interplanetary Transfer265Mars Development267Later Projects272
Part 5 - Design Studies
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Design Studies273Human Expansion274Human Expansion 2279
 
Human Expansion 3286Human Expansion 4293Human Expansion 5301Environment Ranges308Advanced Production Concept Development314Advanced Production Concept Development 2327Advanced Production Concept Development 3333Advanced Production Concept Development 4344Advanced Production Concept Development 5357Open Source Space Program361
References and Sources
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References and Sources363App 1 - Fictional Methods369App 2 - Reference Data370
References
Article Sources and Contributors376Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors378
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License379

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