International reference guide to space launch systems

International reference guide to space launch systems

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This best-selling reference guide contains the most reliable and comprehensive material on launch programs in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Israel, Japan, Russia. Ukraine, and the United States. Packed with illustrations and figures, the fourth edition has been extensively updated and expanded, and offers a quick and easy data retrieval source for policymakers, planners, engineers, launch buyers, and students. Standard sections describe each of the launch systems in detail, including: one-page vehicle summaries, cost, availability, performance graphs for a variety of orbits, flight history and failure descriptions, vehicle design and technical data, payload accommodations, production and launch operations, and vehicle history.Development of the RS-68 engine cost about $500 million. Boeinga#39;s initial launch ... From CCAFS, launch azimuths between 65 deg and 110 deg are available, corresponding to orbit inclinations between 28.5 deg and 60 deg. The standardanbsp;...

Title:International reference guide to space launch systems
Author:Steven J. Isakowitz, Joseph P. Hopkins, Joshua B. Hopkins
Publisher:Amer Inst of Aeronautics & - 2004-10-01


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