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Spacecraft-Environment Interactions : Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series - Daniel Hastings

Spacecraft-Environment Interactions

Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series

Paperback

Published: 19th August 2004
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Spacecraft interact with the space environment in ways that may affect the operation of the spacecraft as well as any scientific experiments that are carried out from the spacecraft platform. In turn the study of these interactions provides information on the space environment. The adverse environmental effects, such as the effect of the radiation belts on electronics, and spacecraft charging from the magnetospheric plasma, means that designers need to understand interactive phenomena to be able to effectively design spacecraft. This has led to the new discipline of spacecraft-environment interactions. The emphasis in this book is on the fundamental physics of the interactions. Spacecraft-Environment Interactions is a valuable introduction to the subject for all students and researchers interested in the application of fluid, gas, plasma and particle dynamics to spacecraft and for spacecraft system engineers.

'... a valued addition to my bookshelf, as it will be to others.' G. G. Swinerd, Journal of Aerospace Engineering

List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgement
Introduction
Fundamental length, time, and velocity
The ambient space environment
Neutral gas interactions
Plasma interactions
The space radiation environment
Particulate interactions
The state of the art
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521607568
ISBN-10: 0521607566
Series: Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 19th August 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59