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History of Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

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Publisher Comments:

This new book, written by one of the foremost experts in rocket propulsion, gives an account of the liquid propellant rocket engine field over the last fourscore and more years. It is the story about the technological advances that allowed progressive improvements in design, analysis, thrust magnitude, reliability, cost, and performance; where and when those advances were made, including unique engines from the countries most important to this technology; the groups, companies, or organizations of engineers, specialists, and dedicated people who made it happen; and the different kinds of flight vehicles that have been propelled by liquid propellant rocket engines. You will learn about the early pioneers, amateur rocket societies, evolution of key hardware components, past investigations of different liquid propellants, reorganizations and mergers of key companies, and the principal areas of application. In addition to the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Japan, United Kingdom, People's Republic of China, and India histories are included.

Book News Annotation:

Yes, it would be helpful to be a rocket scientist to work through this volume, but Sutton, who has been involved in rocket engines since 1943, has taken care to make this comprehensive history accessible as well as rigorous. He covers the merits of liquid propellant rocket engines and their applications, technology trends and historical changes, technology and hardware, they early years from 1903 to the 1940s when such as Tsiolkowsky, Goddard and Obert dominated, worldwide organizations from 1932 to 2003, liquid propellant rocket engines in the US, the former USSR, and the current Russia and Ukraine programs, and extended reviews of programs in Germany, France, Japan, the UK, the People's Republic of China and India. Sutton provides period photographs and modern illustrations.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Yes, it would be helpful to be a rocket scientist to work through this volume, but Sutton, who has been involved in rocket engines since 1943, has taken care to make this comprehensive history accessible as well as rigorous. He covers the merits of liquid propellant rocket engines and their applications, technology trends and historical changes, technology and hardware, they early years from 1903 to the 1940s when such as Tsiolkowsky, Goddard and Obert dominated, worldwide organizations from 1932 to 2003, liquid propellant rocket engines in the US, the former USSR, and the current Russia and Ukraine programs, and extended reviews of programs in Germany, France, Japan, the UK, the People's Republic of China and India. Sutton provides period photographs and modern illustrations. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Liquid propellant rocket engines have propelled all the manned space flights, all the space vehicles flying to the planets or deep space, virtually all satellites, and the majority of medium range or intercontinental range ballistic missiles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563476495
Author:
Sutton, George
Publisher:
AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Ast
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Liquid propellant rockets.
Subject:
Liquid propellant rockets -- History.
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Series:
General
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
909
Dimensions:
9.22x6.42x2.01 in. 2.99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Liquid propellant rocket engines have propelled all the manned space flights, all the space vehicles flying to the planets or deep space, virtually all satellites, and the majority of medium range or intercontinental range ballistic missiles.
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