Fast transit to Mars (SSP19)
A Subject Guide is a web page developed by library staff that focuses on a specific subject area. In any of our subject guides you may find:
- Databases relevant to the subject area
- Links to websites, journals and magazines
- Recommended books and ebooks
Possible books to start with
Czysz, P.A, 2009. Future spacecraft propulsion systems : enabling technologies for space exploration. New York: Springer.
Larson, W., 2000. Human spaceflight mission analysis and design, New-York: McGraw-Hill
Loh, W.H.T., 1968. Jet, rocket, nuclear, ion, and electric propulsion : theory and design, New-York, NY : Springer
2016. Global human mars systems missions exploration : goals, requirements and technologies. Paris: International Acadmy of Astronautics (IAA).
Seedhouse, E., 2017. To mars and beyond, fast! : how plasma propulsion will revolutionize space exploration. New York, NY : Springer
Bruno, C. and Accetura, A.C., 2008. Advanced propulsion systems and technologies, today to 2020. Reston, VA : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Drake, Bret G., 2009. Human exploration of Mars design reference architecture 5.0. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Systems engineering and design - Reading list
Houts, M. and al. NASA's nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) project. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. [Accessed online 02/07/2019]
Suggested article databases
EBSCO EDS is an online research tool that "pulls together" many external sources so that they can be explorer using a single search box . In other words, rather than searching several sources, you can do and EDS search and get a single list of results coming from various sources. In fact, you could think of EDS as the Library's version of Google.
Articles from scholarly journals published by Elsevier. Includes physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Articles from scholarly journals published by Springer. Covers astronomy, biomedical sciences, business and management, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences & geography, economics, energy, engineering, environmental sciences, law, materials, medicine, phylosophy, physics, social sciences and statistics.
Web of science
Web Of Science is a citation index that provides a comprehensive citation search. It gives access to multiple databases that reference cross-disciplinary research, which allows for in-depth exploration of specialized sub-fields within an academic or scientific discipline.
(On-campus access only )
AIAA electronic library
The AIAA Electronic Library contains more than four decades of technical information and documents on aerospace technology, engineering, science and the most important developments and research in air and space history. Searchable through the AIAA Electronic Library advanced search are: all the meeting papers from all the AIAA conference proceedings from 1963 onwards, AIAA journals contents and the IAC Archive.
NASA Technical Report Server NTRS
Contains bibliographic citations and abstracts to technical reports from NASA collections as well as external collections not maintained by NASA. Subjects covered include aeronautics, space science, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, and physics. Includes links to full text of reports available digitally in pdf or PostScript formats.
Open access at ESA
Advances in space research
International journal of space science and engineering
Journal of propulsion and power
Journal of space safety engineering
Journal of spacecraft and rockets
Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS)
Flight to special planet (Mars)
Mars manned spaceflight
Space flight to Mars
Space vehicles--Propulsion systems
Claudio Bruno, Editor ; Antonio G Accettura, Editor ; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics., Editor ; European Space Agency., Editor | Reston, VA : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics | Progress in astronautics and aeronautics | 2008