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Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering [Taylor, 2009] (hardcover)
978-1420075281
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  • Hardcover, 314 pages
  • CRC PressFebruary 2009
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 978-1420075281

Table of Contents
1.What Are Rockets?
The History of Rockets
Rockets of the Modern Era
Rocket Anatomy and Nomenclature
Why Are Rockets Needed?
Missions and Payloads
Trajectories
Orbits
Orbit Changes and Maneuvers
Ballistic Missile Trajectories
2.How Do Rockets Work?
Thrust
Specific Impulse
Weight Flow Rate
Tsiolkovsky's Rocket Equation
Staging
Rocket Dynamics, Guidance, and Control
3.How Do Rocket Engines Work?
The Basic Rocket Engine
Thermodynamic Expansion and the Rocket Nozzle
Exit Velocity
Rocket Engine Area Ratio and Lengths
Rocket Engine Design Example
Are All Rockets the Same?
Solid Rocket Engines
Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
Hybrid Rocket Engines
Electric Rocket Engines
Nuclear Rocket Engines
Solar Rocket Engines
Photon-Based Engines
4.How Do We Test Rockets?
The Systems Engineering Process and Rocket Development
Measuring Thrust
Pressure Vessel Tests
Shake 'n Bake Tests
Drop and Landing Tests
Environment Tests
Destructive Tests
Modeling and Simulation
Roll-Out Test
Flight Tests
5.Are We Thinking Like Rocket Scientists and Engineers?
Weather Cocking
Fuel Sloshing
Propellant Vorticity
Tornadoes and Overpasses
Flying Foam Debris
Monocoque
The Space Mission Analysis and Design Process
Back to the Moon
Suggested Reading for Rocket Scientists and Engineers
Index
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