About this series
The SpringerBriefs in Space Development series explores the multifaceted field of space exploration and its impact on society. Under the editorship of Dr. Pelton and the auspices of the International Space University, the series features interdisciplinary contributions from space experts and rising professionals alike, offering unique perspectives on a rapidly expanding field.
The volumes in this series are compact, ranging from 50 to 125 pages (25,000-45,000 words). Instructors, students, and professionals will find herein a host of helpful reads, including snapshot reviews of a hot or emerging field; introductions to core concepts; extended research reports providing more detail than is possible in a conventional journal article; manuals describing an experimental technique or technology; and essays on new ideas and their impact on science and society.
The Briefs are concise, forward-looking studies on the space industry, broaching topics such as:
- Space technology design and optimization
- Astrodynamics, spaceflight dynamics, and astronautics
- Resource management and mission planning
- Human factors and life support systems
- Space-related law, politics, economics, and culture