Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flight (Hardcover)

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In recent years scientists have investigated a series of new methods for non-rocket space launch, which promise to revolutionize space launches and flight. Particularly in the current political climate new, cheaper, and more 'fuel efficient' methods are being investigated. Such new methods include the gas tube method, cable accelerators, tether launch systems, space elevators, solar and magnetic sails, circle launcher space keepers and more.

The author of Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flight brings a vast amount of experience to the topic, having worked as a engineer, designer, project director and researcher at key institutes including NASA and the US Air Force.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780080447315
ISBN-10: 0080447317
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication Date: June 1st, 2006
Pages: 468
Language: English