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Academic type papers referencing Orbiter Spaceflight Simulator:

2006 Mars Society Conference - "Virtual Prototyping of human Mars Missions with the Orbiter Spaceflight Simulator"
http://www.amcsorley.dsl.pipex.com/mars_4_less/Human%20Mars%20Missions%20with%20Orbiter%20-%20MSC%202006.pdf

ASTOS Aerospace Trajectory Optimisation Software
http://trajectory.estec.esa.int/Astro/3rd-astro-workshop-presentations/ASTOS%20v6%20-%20a%20major%20step%20to%20efficient%20trajectory%20simulation%20and%20optimization-%20the%20AeroSpace%20Trajectory%20Optimization%20Software.pdf

Landing Humans on Mars: Virtual Prototyping of a Piloted Lander
http://www.freewebs.com/markpaton/Landing300307.pdf

The Orbiter Space Flight Simulator Closed Loop Guidance, Navigation and Control Visual Situational Awareness for Instrumented Space Flight
http://webpages.charter.net/tsiolkovsky/Guidance.pdf

Piloted Mars Landers-Part VII: Aerocapture vehicle design
http://www.sats-saff.fi/system/files/AL0901_0903paton.pdf

Grip pressure and steering acceleration sensors integration into an aerospace control system
http://www-sens.sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp/research/thesis/08/tech_rep/alex/thesis.pdf

ATMOSPHERIC MODELLING FOR REALISTIC EDL SCENARIOS
http://www.mrc.uidaho.edu/~atkinson/IPPW-5/Papers/p6_15paton.pdf
 

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Strangely enough, I just found the National Space Society site. :facepalm:

Some really good materials in their library section, most available as pdf downloads. Materials grouped in convenient sections, such as "Space Station Library," "Space Solar Power Library," "Planet Defense Library," "Space Settlement Library,"Lunar Bases and Settlement Library," Mars Library,"Space Policy Library," and "Space Elevator Library."

Something for everyone! Find and download them from here - http://www.nss.org/resources/library/index.htm
 

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The US Dept. of Defense's Composite Materials Handbook series. The complete volumes 1 through 5.

Dept. of Defense - Composite Materials Handbook VOLUME 1 - POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES GUIDELINES FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS (586 pgs)
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/pse/resources/fulltext/HDBK17-1F.pdf

VOLUME 2. POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES MATERIALS PROPERTIES (529 pgs)
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/pse/resources/fulltext/HDBK17-2F.pdf

VOLUME 3. POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES MATERIALS USAGE, DESIGN, AND ANALYSIS (693 pgs)
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/pse/resources/fulltext/HDBK17-3F.pdf

VOLUME 4. METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES (316 pgs)
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/pse/resources/fulltext/HDBK17-4A.pdf

VOLUME 5. CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES (260 pgs)
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/pse/resources/fulltext/HDBK17-5.pdf

Useful documents for developers wanting to use current or near-future technologies in designing your spacecraft!
 

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I'm looking for even more .pdfs on Space colonies, like the stanford torus, o'neil cylinders, and others from the 1970's era.. I'd appreciate any heads up on anything. Meantime, I'm going to look right now!
 

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Time for some pdf's on Solar Sails.

"Attitude Control and Dynamics of Solar Sails" (2001 - 123 pgs)
http://wiki.solarsails.info/images/9/97/Msthesisben.pdf

"Solar Sail Attitude Control and Dynamics - Pt. 1" (2004 - 10 pgs)
https://wiki.umn.edu/pub/SolarSail/AttitudeControl/solar_sail_att_control_and_dynamics_part_1.pdf

"Solar Sail Attitude Control and Dynamics - Pt. 2" (2004 - 9 pgs)
https://wiki.umn.edu/pub/SolarSail/OrbitControl/attitude_control2.pdf

"Very Fast Solar Sails" (1994 - 14 pgs)
www.quarkweb.com/nqc/lib/gencoll/FastSolarSailsPaper.pdf

"Solar Sail Operations at Asteroids" (2001 - 8 pgs)
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~scheeres/reprints/JSR_solar-sail.pdf

"Numerical Methods to Generate Solar Sail Trajectories" (2010 - 24 pgs)
http://www.nasa-academy.org/soffen/travelgrant/wawrzyniak.pdf

If anyone has others, please post your links! I'm always expanding my electronic library!
 

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Anyone know of a list of good earth departure dates for interplanetary travel?
 

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Trajectory Optimization Tool by Arrowstar is your biggest friend so far.
 

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National Space Science Data Center of NASA (it's FTP server)

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server: nssdcftp.gsfc.nasa.gov

Please login here via anonymous mode. Quietly, it's legal. :)
 
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In case nobody already knew it, here is a very good homepage with a very large library about the good old computers of the past. If you ever had to wonder, what a System/360 system is, or locate a manual for the LVDC, there you will have the chance to find the manuals.

http://www.bitsavers.org

I use it quite a lot lately, mostly because of the AP-101S, which isn't on that homepage, but then, all those computers which had been its ancestors (Advanced System/4Pi, System/360). And who really remembers the company Intermetrics today? Or Tektronics?

Also, the section about the SAGE is very interesting... if you ever wondered how the biggest computer in history operated, this is the place to learn. Drum memory, punch card consoles, tubes and patch panels. And work stations with cigarette lighters and ash trays.

A real treasure chest of computing history. (And you can also get software for your old computer there, in case you still have an old Univac in your basement.

(Sadly no section about the Zuse computers yet. Despite them being a very popular brand in the 1950s)
 

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How Apollo Flew to the Moon
W. David Woods

I have read this book and it is very good, it is not free however there is paperback and pay for pdf.

http://www.universetoday.com/84355/...e-moon-second-edition-set-for-summer-release/

There are two interviews with the author who cover the book. I found the second interview more interesting because there is a lot of information of what they did on the moon which is of more interest to me and is covered in his other book about the Moon Rover.

mp3 link:how-apollo-flew-to-the-moon http://omegataupodcast.net/2011/12/83-how-apollo-flew-to-the-moon/

mp3 kink:how-apollo-explored-the-moon http://omegataupodcast.net/2012/06/97-how-apollo-explored-the-moon/
 

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Found myself checking into what "alt spaceflight" docs have become available since the last time I cast my net into the Net, and spent a bit of time on the private SpaceWorks Enterprises in Atlanta Georgia site. They've got a nice library of in-house publications here organized by year of publication. http://sei.aero/publications/index.php

Since I've been looking into aerial launches again, naturally I've been looking at the hypersonic approach, too. Here's what I pulled out of SEI's library:

SpaceWorks Engineering 2007 presentation: Concept Assessment of a Hydrocarbon Fueled RBCC-Powered Spaceplane. (33pgs)
http://www.sei.aero/eng/papers/uploads/archive/SEI_JANNAF_Sentinel_2007_present.pdf

Paper accompanying above SpaceWorks presentation (21 pgs)
http://www.sei.aero/eng/papers/uploads/archive/SEI_JANNAF_Sentinel_2007.pdf

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Quicksat: A Two-Stage to Orbit Resuable Launch Vehicle utilizing Air-Breathing Propulsion for Responsive Space Access - 2004 (20 pgs)

http://www.sei.aero/eng/papers/uploads/archive/AIAA-2004-5950.pdf

Maybe something here will prove useful to readers of this forum.
 

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It has been a long time but ... Does anyone have this book in PDF? I just find the 1971 version, and this is 1992, which includes the space shuttle.

Hey there,

I dont know about pdf version, but you always can convert djvu to pdf (for example, printing his book with some PDF printer )
 
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