States Academic Press
Mechanical Engineering - Aerospace Engineering
Space flight refers to flying spacecraft into or through outer space, either with or without humans on board. It is an application of astronautics. Uncrewed spaceflights such as space probes and satellites are operated either by telerobotic control or are fully autonomous. Space flights are used for space exploration, space observatories, intelligence satellites and other Earth observation satellites. It is also used for commercial activities like satellite telecommunications and space tourism. Various types of launch systems, like rocket launching, are used to achieve spaceflight. The ever growing need of advanced technology is the reason that has fueled the research in the field of space flight in recent times. This book is a valuable compilation of topics, ranging from the basic to the most complex advancements in this field. It aims to equip students and experts with the advanced topics and upcoming concepts in this area.