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            Modeling and Optimization in Space Engineering: State of the Art and New Challenges
              

            Modeling and Optimization in Space Engineering: State of the Art and New Challenges (Hardback, 1st ed. 2019)

            Edited by Fasano, Giorgio; Pinter, Janos D.

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            This book presents advanced case studies that address a range of important issues arising in space engineering. An overview of challenging operational scenarios is presented, with an in-depth exposition of related mathematical modeling, algorithmic and numerical solution aspects.... The model development and optimization approaches discussed in the book can be extended also towards other application areas. The topics discussed illustrate current research trends and challenges in space engineering as summarized by the following list: * Next Generation Gravity Missions * Continuous-Thrust Trajectories by Evolutionary Neurocontrol * Nonparametric Importance Sampling for Launcher Stage Fallout * Dynamic System Control Dispatch * Optimal Launch Date of Interplanetary Missions * Optimal Topological Design * Evidence-Based Robust Optimization * Interplanetary Trajectory Design by Machine Learning * Real-Time Optimal Control * Optimal Finite Thrust Orbital Transfers * Planning and Scheduling of Multiple Satellite Missions * Trajectory Performance Analysis * Ascent Trajectory and Guidance Optimization * Small Satellite Attitude Determination and Control * Optimized Packings in Space Engineering * Time-Optimal Transfers of All-Electric GEO Satellites Researchers working on space engineering applications will find this work a valuable, practical source of information. Academics, graduate and post-graduate students working in aerospace, engineering, applied mathematics, operations research, and optimal control will find useful information regarding model development and solution techniques, in conjunction with real-world applications.
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            ISBN 9783030105006
            Released NZ 10 Jul 2019
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Springer Optimization and Its Applications
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            The Apollo Missions: The Incredible Story of the Race to the Moon
             

            The Apollo Missions: The Incredible Story of the Race to the Moon (Hardback)

            By Baker, Dr David

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            Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary the 1969 moon landings, The Apollo Missions is illustrated with documents, blueprints and photographs of the missions as they happened. Analysing the Apollo Space Program, it looks back at a key period in the development of space te...chnology. From early attempts to send a manned vessel into space to Neil Armstrong's historic first steps on the moon, David Baker reveals what happened behind the scenes, including the development of the Service and Lunar modules, mission preparation and how man made an indelible impact on the Moon's surface by leaving bacteria to collect data. Full of fascinating stories and augmented by documents that chronicled the development of the program, this is a brilliant commemoration of one of man's most astounding feats.
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            ISBN 9781788887977
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2019
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
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            Apollo Confidential: Memories of Men On the Moon
              

            Apollo Confidential: Memories of Men On the Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Viglietti, Lukas

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            An extraordinary insight into the journey from the Earth to the Moon inspired by the extraordinary personal stories of the astronauts.

            ISBN 9781642795868
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
            Publisher Morgan James Publishing llc
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            Breathing on the Roof of the World: Memoir of a Respiratory Physiologist
              

            Breathing on the Roof of the World: Memoir of a Respiratory Physiologist (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)

            By West, John B.

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            During the expedition about 6 scientists spent up to three months at an altitude of 5800 m studying the effects of this very high altitude on human physiology. Because of his interests in the effects of gravity on the lung, Dr. West spent a year at the NASA Ames Research Center i...n Mountain View, California in 1967-1968.
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            ISBN 9781493983919
            Released NZ 12 Jul 2019
            Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Springer Biographies
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            Problems of Geocosmos-2018: Proceedings of the XII International Conference and School
              

            Problems of Geocosmos-2018: Proceedings of the XII International Conference and School (Hardback, 1st ed. 2020)

            Edited by Yanovskaya, Tatiana B.; Kosterov, Andrei; Bobrov, Nikita Yu.; Divin, Andrey V.; Saraev, Alexander K.

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            * Seismology (S), which covers the theory of seismic wave propagation, Earth's structure from seismic data, global and regional seismicity and sources of earthquakes, and novel seismic instruments and data processing methods;

            ISBN 9783030217877
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2019
            Publisher Springer International Publish
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Springer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences
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            Host Stars and their Effects on Exoplanet Atmospheres: An Introductory Overview
              

            Host Stars and their Effects on Exoplanet Atmospheres: An Introductory Overview (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)

            By Linsky, Jeffrey

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            Like planets in our solar system, exoplanets form, evolve, and interact with their host stars in many ways. As exoplanets acquire material and grow to the final size, their atmospheres are subjected to intense UV and X-radiation and high-energy particle bombardment from the young... host star. Whether a planet can retain its atmosphere and the conditions for significant mass loss both depend upon the strength of the host star's high-energy radiation and wind, the distance of the exoplanet from its host star, the gravitational potential of the exoplanet, and the initial chemical composition of the exoplanet atmosphere. This introductory overview describes the physical processes responsible for the emission of radiation and acceleration of winds of host stars that together control the environment of an exoplanet, focusing on topics that are critically important for understanding exoplanetary atmospheres but are usually not posed from the perspective of host stars. Accordingly, both host stars and exoplanets are not studied in isolation but are treated as integrated systems. Stellar magnetic fields, which are the energy source for activity phenomena including high-energy radiation and winds, play a critical role in determining whether exoplanets are habitable. This text is primarily for researchers and graduate students who are studying exoplanet atmospheres and habitability, but who may not have a background in the physics and phenomenology of host stars that provide the environment in which exoplanets evolve. It provides a comprehensive overview of this broad topic rather than going deeply into many technical aspects but includes a large list of references to guide those interested in pursuing these questions. Nonspecialists with a scientific background should also find this text a valuable resource for understanding the critical issues of contemporary exoplanet research.
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            ISBN 9783030114510
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2019
            Publisher Springer International Publish
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Lecture Notes in Physics
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            New Millennium Solar Physics
              

            New Millennium Solar Physics (Hardback, 1st ed. 2019)

            By Aschwanden, Markus J.

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            Using a similar structure as the previous book the second volume provides a seamless continuation of numerous novel research results in solar physics that emerged in the new millennium (after 2000) from the new solar missions of RHESSI, STEREO, Hinode, CORONAS, and the Solar Dyna...mics Observatory (SDO) during the era of 2000-2018.
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            ISBN 9783030139544
            Released NZ 12 Jul 2019
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Astrophysics and Space Science Library
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            Computer Simulations of Space Societies
              

            Computer Simulations of Space Societies (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)

            By Bainbridge, William Sims

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            At the intersection of astronautics, computer science, and social science, this book introduces the challenges and insights associated with computer simulation of human society in outer space, and of the dynamics of terrestrial enthusiasm for space exploration.

            ISBN 9783030080426
            Released NZ 6 Jul 2019
            Publisher Springer International Publish
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Space and Society
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