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9781487804527

A New Frontier Innovations in Commercial Space Travel

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    9781487804527

  • ISBN10:

    1487804520

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-06-30
  • Publisher: Royal Collins Publishing Company
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Summary

Through an analysis of developments in the aerospace industry, this book describes a new era characterized by full commercialization, military-civilian integration, and innovation. It focuses on how to cultivate disruptive aerospace technologies, offering a detailed explanation of the progress of commercial satellite remote sensing, satellite Internet constellations, commercial launch vehicles, and space-earth shuttle systems. Finally, based on the experience of foreign commercial aerospace, it discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the development of commercial aerospace in China. This book is suitable for scientists, managers, teachers, students, and space enthusiasts who are interested in the development of aerospace.

Author Biography

Huang Zhicheng is an aerodynamicist, aerospace technology expert, and technical critic. He has been engaged in aerodynamics and aerospace development strategy research for many years, and has made important contributions to the construction of China's large-scale test bases, the demonstration of manned space programs, and the development of new spacecraft. In the past ten years, he has been engaged in research in macro-science fields such as science, technology, and society (STS). His publications include Aerospace Aerodynamics, Hyperonic Vehicle Aerodynamics, etc.

Table of Contents

 , CONTENTS

Chapter 1: A New Global Space Era .......................................................... 1
1. The Development of Space Travel During the Cold War.................................. 1
2. New Missions for the Development of Space...................................................... 4
3. The Limitations of Space Development............................................................... 6
4. The Rise of Commercial Space Travel.................................................................. 9
5. Entering the New Space Age ...............................................................................12
References ...................................................................................................................15
Chapter 2: Cultivating Disruptive Space Technology........................... 17
1. Cultivating Disruptive Space Technology .........................................................17
2. Disruptive Technological Innovation in the USA............................................21
3. The Development of Disruptive Space Technology .........................................29
4. How Opening is Promoting NASA’s Innovations.............................................31
References ...................................................................................................................36
Chapter 3: Breakthroughs in Civil-Military Integration ....................... 39
1. A New Phase of Civil-Military Integration .......................................................39
2. Progress and Restrictions for Military aerospace.............................................42
3. Breakthroughs in Civil-Military Integration.....................................................47
4. New Trends in Civil-Military Integration in the American Aerospace
Industry ..................................................................................................................53
References ...................................................................................................................56
Chapter 4: Global Aerospace Entrepreneurship .................................. 59
1. Elon Musk’s Dream...............................................................................................59
2. Jeff Bezos’ Entrepreneurship ...............................................................................65
3. The Opportunities of Commercial Manned Space Missions..........................68
4. Space Tourism: Not Just an Impossible Dream ................................................76
5. Embracing Aerospace Entrepreneurship...........................................................78
References ...................................................................................................................85
Chapter 5: The Future Success of Commercial Remote-sensing Satellites ....... 87
1. The History of Commercial Remote-sensing Satellites...................................87
2. The New Generation of Commercial Remote-sensing Satellites....................91
3. New Commercial Remote-sensing Satellite Companies.................................96
References .................................................................................................................102
Chapter 6: New Opportunities for the Satellite Constellation Business....................105
1. New Opportunities for the Space-based Internet...........................................105
2. The Rebirth of the Iridium System...................................................................110
3. Greg Wyler’s Constellation................................................................................117
4. Coexisting Opportunities and Risks................................................................122
References .................................................................................................................127
Chapter 7: Competition for Launch Vehicles .......................................129
1. The Falcon 9 Rocket and its Recovery Technology........................................129
2. The Raptor Engine and the Interstellar Transportation System...................134
3. Blue Origin’s New Shepard and New Glenn Rockets.....................................140
4. New Rockets from Traditional Companies.....................................................143
5. Small Satellite Launch Technology...................................................................147
References .................................................................................................................153
Chapter 8: Earth-to-Orbit Transportation Systems ............................155
1. The History of Earth-to-Orbit Transportation Systems................................155
2. Durable Spaceships.............................................................................................159
3. Space Shuttles for Civil-Military Integration..................................................163
4. The Aerospaceplane of the Future ....................................................................171
References .................................................................................................................182
Chapter 9: The Opportunities and Challenges of Commercial Space Travel in China..185
1. Lessons Learned from the Development of Commercial Space Travel
in the United States .............................................................................................185
2. The Opportunities and Challenges of Commercial Space Travel in China......................191
3. Suggestions for the Development of Commercial Space Travel in China...197
4. A New National System for China’s Manned Lunar Exploration.................200
References .................................................................................................................200,

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