Accession Number:

ADA595544

Title:

Space Handbook

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

361.0

Abstract:

THIS TEXT was prepared originally and has been revised annually by the Space Directorate of the Air University Institute of Professional Development. The Space Handbook serves as the text for the Fundamentals of Space Operations Course, a resident course within AUIPD. As such, the text was written at an intermediate level of academic difficulty but with considerable depth of detail. The objectives of the Fundamentals of Space Operations Course are 1. To provide the student with an understanding of the basic physical laws and principles of the space environment, propulsion, orbital mechanics, guidance and control, and atmospheric penetration which permit and limit space operations. 2. To provide the student familiarization with objectives of the national space effort current technology propulsion devices and launch vehicles electronic applications present and possible future weapon and support systems including limitations and feasibility. 3. To stimulate thought on new ideas and concepts so that the student may apply more effectively his knowledge in performance of space planning and operational duties. The Space Handbook also serves as the support text for the Astronautics and Space Operations phase of instruction, Air Force ROTC Aerospace Studies 300 Course.

Subject Categories:

  • Rocket Engines
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE