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Solar Sails -- a novel approach to interplanetary travel
Vulpetti, Giovanni & Johnson, Les & Matloff, Gergory,
ISBN: 0387344047
Copernicus Books (Springer-Verlag), New Jersey, 2008. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. The book is secondhand, and has been protected since purchase, and there is no damage to describe, no annotations. The book is illustrated with many drawings, black-and-white photographs in text, a section of colour plates, and has a glossary, further reading list, and is indexed. The first part of this book describes exploration in waterborne sailing ships, then moves quickly into details of the space vehicle propulsion, and as the authors point out space sailing is "free" . there is also discussion on advanced space vehicle propulsion system such as nuclear, solar electric, nuclear electric and Anti-matter rockets. The second part of the book describes various Sail systems using either sunlight or the "solar wind". The fourth section of the book goes into details of space sailing technology for the more technical reader. Paraphrasing the dust jacket Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Spaceflight; ISBN: 0387344047. ISBN/EAN: 9780387344041. Inventory No: 0274448. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0274448  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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