An understandable perspective on the types of space propulsion systems necessary to enable low-cost space flights to Earth orbit and to the Moon and the future developments necessary for exploration of the solar system and beyond to the stars.Pioneer 10a#39;s last telemetry transmission to the NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) was 22 April 2002, having been launched on 2 March 1972. ... This is the problem we face with chemical rocket propulsion, the extremely long times to cover large distances, because the speed ... The Pioneer spacecraft team that was present when the Pioneer spacecraft passed by Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune or Uranus is noanbsp;...
|Title||:||Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems|
|Author||:||Claudio Bruno, Paul A. Czysz|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-03-20|