Accession Number:

AD0688525

Title:

CELESTIAL BALLISTICS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-06

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

The book discusses the basic science concerned with the motion of artificial celestial bodies -- earth satellites, automatic interplanetary stations and manned spaceships. From this work, the reader will learn how scientists intend to reach the stars and what considerations guide them in planning flights of space vehicles and expeditions to the moon and planets. The methods of types of flight trajectories of cosmonauts, both today and tomorrow, the methods of guiding and controlling the motions of space vehicles, and the different maneuvers in circumearth, circumlunar and interplanetary space are discussed. The reader will learn not only of the successes of stellar ballistics but also of the colossal difficulties which scientists and engineers must overcome and of the problems which have not yet been solved and which will be of real concern to tomorrows scientists. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE