The Resource A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known as the Spacecoach, by Brian McConnell, Alexander Tolley, (electronic resource)

A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known as the Spacecoach, by Brian McConnell, Alexander Tolley, (electronic resource)

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A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known as the Spacecoach
Title
A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known as the Spacecoach
Statement of responsibility
by Brian McConnell, Alexander Tolley
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Language
eng
Summary
 Based on components already in existence, this manual details a reference design for an interplanetary spacecraft that is simple, durable, fully reusable and comprised mostly of water. Using such an accessible material leads to a spacecraft architecture that is radically simpler, safer and cheaper than conventional capsule based designs. If developed, the potential affordability of the design will substantially open all of the inner solar system to human exploration. A spacecraft that is comprised mostly of water will be much more like a living cell or a terrarium than a conventional rocket and capsule design. It will use water for many purposes before it is superheated in electric engines for propulsion, purposes which include radiation shielding, heat management, basic life support, crew consumption and comfort. The authors coined the term "spacecoaches" to describe them, as an allusion to the Prairie Schooners of the Old West, which were simple, rugged, and could live off the land
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McConnell, Brian
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0
LC call number
TL787-4050.22
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Tolley, Alexander.
  • SpringerLink
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in Space Development,
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  • Engineering
  • Space sciences
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Astronautics
  • Engineering
  • Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
  • Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
Label
A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known as the Spacecoach, by Brian McConnell, Alexander Tolley, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Water -- Propulsion -- Power Plants -- Life Support, Materials And Artificial Gravity -- Upgradability -- Landers -- Safety and Autonomy -- Development And Construction Timeline -- A Stagecoach Reference Design -- Mission Templates -- Mars, Venus, Mercury -- A Vision of the Future -- Research Priorities -- Equations and Supporting Data -- Delta V Values and Maps For Interesting Routes -- Modeling Mission Economics -- Conclusion
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
VIII, 112 p. 15 illus., 14 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783319226774
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-22677-4
Other physical details
online resource.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-22677-4
Label
A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known as the Spacecoach, by Brian McConnell, Alexander Tolley, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Water -- Propulsion -- Power Plants -- Life Support, Materials And Artificial Gravity -- Upgradability -- Landers -- Safety and Autonomy -- Development And Construction Timeline -- A Stagecoach Reference Design -- Mission Templates -- Mars, Venus, Mercury -- A Vision of the Future -- Research Priorities -- Equations and Supporting Data -- Delta V Values and Maps For Interesting Routes -- Modeling Mission Economics -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
VIII, 112 p. 15 illus., 14 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319226774
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-22677-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-22677-4

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