Aerospace Power in the Twenty-First Century: A Basic Primer by Clayton K. S. Chun

By Clayton K. S. Chun

Show description

Read Online or Download Aerospace Power in the Twenty-First Century: A Basic Primer PDF

Similar astronautics & space flight books

Radiometric Tracking Techniques for Deep-Space Navigation

Radiometric monitoring innovations for Deep-Space Navigation makes a speciality of a large array of applied sciences and ideas constructed during the last 4 a long time to aid radio navigation on interplanetary spacecraft. as well as an outline of Earth-based radio navigation concepts, the publication incorporates a simplified conceptual presentation of every radiometric size kind, its details content material, and the predicted measeurement accuracy.

Launching Europe: an ethnography of European cooperation in space science

My target with this ebook used to be to benefit anything varied concerning the ecu house corporation. you could research much in regards to the philosophy, the targets and the clinical programmes from the ESA website or really good information websites. yet in comparison to all of the to be had literature approximately NASA's inside of politics and internal workings, unusually little has been released approximately what truly occurs contained in the ESA.

Liquid Rocket Thrust Chambers (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics)

This can be the 1st significant e-book on liquid-rocket combustion units seeing that 1960. a complete of 26 chapters ready via world-renowned specialists of their topic parts are integrated. each one bankruptcy specializes in a selected element of liquid-propellant combustion and thrust chamber dynamics, and is integrated into the quantity in a well-organized, cohesive demeanour.

The Story of Manned Space Stations: An Introduction (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)

Whereas the 1st area station in American tradition used to be defined in an 1869 paintings of fiction within the "Atlantic Monthly," within the 20th century the belief proliferated via all cultures because the sine qua non permitting expertise for area exploration. within the latter a part of the Sixties many within the management either one of NASA and the Soviet house application learned that making a everlasting infrastructure in house held the main wish in finally constructing the potential to depart Earth completely.

Additional resources for Aerospace Power in the Twenty-First Century: A Basic Primer

Example text

If combat should occur, then aerospace forces c a n deny an armed force or nation the ability to conduct those actions. Deterrence actions involve changing the mind-set of a potential adversary. Denial actions include physical attacks upon the adversary’s military or other appropriate targets to stop or reverse an action. For example, during Desert Storm, coalition air forces a t t a c k e d I r a q i t r a n s p o r t a t i o n , s u p p l y , i n dustrial, and other targets that supported enemy forces to reduce their military capabilities.

Enemy ground forces can attack aircraft on the ground, where they are vulnerable to small-arms fire. Carefully planned air attacks may be displaced if a foe is tipped off about any impending actions. Military forces require security to protect their a s s e t s a n d a v o i d g i v i n g t h e e n e m y a n y u n i n t e n d e d a d v a ntages. Airfield protection has been an important prerequisite to make airpower available for action and to give a com m a n d e r maximum support to conduct operations.

A single jet bomber might destroy a telecommunications center, thus preventing the enemy leader from transmitting vital commands to his forces and his nation’s citizens. The objective of decapitation is to separate the “brain” (national leader) from the “body” (nation) so that the body is paralyzed and cannot take effective action. Because the body might not be able to function sufficiently to exist, it may no longer remain a threat. Finally, aerospace power is not always involved in conflict b u t m a y t a k e humanitarian actions .

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 33 votes