Military Aircraft Pilot Reports

Military Aircraft Pilot Reports

Anyone who is interested in military aircraft will find this book fascinating reading. A collection for recent articles from the "Aviation Week Pilot Report" in Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine, this book consists of first-hand accounts from America's premier aviation writers describing the flight characteristics of today's most interesting military aircraft. In addition to many photographs, this authoritative reference also includes a Foreword by John Morrocco, senior military editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine is the world's premier periodical for everyone interested in aviation aerospace, & flight technology. It's scope of coverage includes military aviation, commercial & regional airliners, business & general aviation aircraft, cutting-edge technologies, the business of aviation & aerospace, & government proceedings as related to these areas.

Space Systems Failures

Disasters and Rescues of Satellites, Rocket and Space Probes

Space Systems Failures

The very first book on space systems failures written from an engineering perspective. Focuses on the causes of the failures and discusses how the engineering knowledge base has been enhanced by the lessons learned. Discusses non-fatal anomalies which do not affect the ultimate success of a mission, but which are failures nevertheless. Describes engineering aspects of the spacecraft, making this a valuable complementary reference work to conventional engineering texts.

First Strike!

The Pentagon's Strategy for Nuclear War

First Strike!

Discusses the development of the nuclear weapons of the United States and examines the American military policies concerning nuclear war

Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

Part 3: Wows and Woes, 1997-2003

Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

Paolo Ulivi and David Harland provide in Robotic Exploration of the Solar System a detailed history of unmanned missions of exploration of our Solar System. The subject is treated from an engineering and scientific standpoint. Technical descriptions of the spacecraft, of their mission designs and of instrumentations are provided. Scientific results are discussed in considerable depth, together with details of mission management. The project will deliver four volumes totaling over 2,000 pages that will provide comprehensive coverage of the topic with thousands of references to the professional literature that should make it the 'first port of call' for people seeking information on the topic. The books will cover missions from the 1950s until the present day, and some of the latest missions and their results will appear in a popular science book for the first time.

Can Democracies Fly in Space?

The Challenge of Revitalizing the U.S. Space Program

Can Democracies Fly in Space?

Examines the workings of the U.S. space program, its early successes and more recent problems, and relates them to the machinations of the American democratic system.