Section F: General References

References in this section contain data about two or more propulsion


[F1] Koelle, Heinz Hermann, ed., Handbook of Astronautical

Engineering, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1961. This is an excellent

comprehensive reference handbook representing the state of the art as of

1961. Has a chapter covering nuclear, electric, and solar-thermal


[F2] Loeb, H. W. "Electric Propulsion Technology Status and

Development Plans - European Programs (Space Vehicles)", J. Spacecraft

and Rockets , vol 11 no 12 pp 821-8, Dec. 1974.

[F3] Parkash, D. M. "Electric Propulsion for Space Missions", Electr.

India vol 19 no 7 pp 5-15, 15 April 1979.

[F4] Kunz, K. E. "Orbit Transfer Propulsion and Large Space Systems",

J. Spacecraft and Rockets vol 17 no 6 pp 495-500, Nov.-Dec. 1980.

[F5] Diesposti, R. S.; Pelouch, J. J. "Performance and

Economic Comparison of Externally Energized vs Chemically Energized

Space Propulsion", AIAA paper number 81-0703 presented at 15th

International Electric Propulsion Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 21-23

June 1981.

[F6] Andrews, Dr. Dana G, ed. Advanced Propulsion Systems

Concepts for Orbital Tansfer: Final Report, Boeing document D180-

26680 produced under NASA contract NAS8-33935.

[F7] Poeschel, R. L. "Comparison of Electric Propulsion

Technologies",  AIAA paper number 82-1243 presented at

AIAA/SAE/ASME 18th Joint Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 21-

23 June 1982.

[F8] Jones, R. M.; Kaplan, D. I.; Nock, K. T. "Electric Propulsion

Systems for Space Stations" AIAA/SAE/ASME 19th Joint Propulsion

Conference, AIAA paper number 83-1208, 1983.

[F9] Forward, Robert "Alternate Propulsion Energy Sources", AFPRL

TR-83-067. (NTIS AD-B088 771/1) Dec 1983, 138p. Keywords:

Propulsion energy, metastable helium, free-radical hydrogen, solar pumped

(sic) plasmas, antiproton annihiliation, ionospheric lasers, solar sails,

perforated sails, microwave sails, quantum fluctuations, antimatter rockets

"It's a wide, if not deep, look at exotic energy sources which might be

useful for space propulsion. It also considers various kinds of laser

propulsion, metallic hydrogen, tethers, and unconventional nuclear

propulsion. The bibliographic information, pointing to the research on all

this stuff, belongs on every daydreamer's shelf."

[F10] Jones, R. M. "Space Supertankers: Electric Propulsion Systems for

the Transportation of Extraterrestrial Resources" AIAA/SAE/ASME 20th

Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA paper number 84-1323, 1984.

[F11] Wang, S.-Y.; Staiger P. J. "Primary Propulsion of Electro-Thermal,

Ion and Chemical Systems for Space Based Radar Orbit Transfer",

AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE 21st Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA paper

number 85-1477, 1985.

[F12] Faughnan, Barbara (ed.); Maryniak, Gregg (ed.) "Space

Manufacturing 5: Engineering with Lunar and Asteroidal Materials",

proceedings of the 7th Princeton/AIAA/SSI Conference, Princeton, New

Jersey, 8-11 May 1985.

[F13] Phillips, P. G.; Redd, B. "Propulsion Options for Manned Missions

to the Moon and Mars", in Aerospace Century XXI (see reference F12).

[F14] Morgenthaler, G. W.; Tobiska, W. K. "Aerospace Century

XXI: Space Flight Technologies", Proceedings of the 33rd Annual AAS

International Conference, Boulder, Colorado, 26-29 Oct. 1986. Published

as Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, vol 64, pt 2, 1987.

[F15] Matloff, G. L. "Electric Propulsion and Interstellar Flight", 19th

International Electric Propulsion Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado,

11 May 1987.

[F16] Korobeinikov, V. P. "On the Use of Solar Energy for the

Acceleration of Bodies to Cosmic Velocities", Acta Astronautica, v 15 no 11

p 937-40, November 1987.

[F17] Kerrebrock, J. L "Report of the National Commission on Space-

One Commissioner's View", in Aerospace Century XXI (see reference


[F18] Harvego, E. A.; Sulmeisters, T. K. "A Comparison of Propulsion

Systems for Potential Space Mission Applications", ASME Winter

Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 13 December 1987, 1987.

[F19] Forward, R. L. "Exotic Propulsion in the 21st Century", in

Aerospace Century XXI (see reference [F14]).

[F20] Forward, R. L. "Advanced Space Propulsion Study - Antiproton

and Beamed Power Propulsion", Final Report, 1 May 1986 - 30 Jun

1987, Hughes Research Laboratories, report AFAL-TR-87-070,

1987.DefenseTechnical Information Center #AD-A189 218. National

Technical Information Service # AD-A189 218/1 PC A10/MF A01

[Quote: , goes into detail on beamed power systems including " 1) pellet,

microwave, and laser beamed power systems for intersteller transport; 2) a

design for a near-relativistic laser-pushed lightsail using near-term laser

technology; 3) a survey of laser thermal propulsion, tether transportation

systems, antiproton annihilation propulsion, exotic applications of solar

sails, and laser-pushed interstellar lightsails; 4) the status of antiproton

annihilation propulsion as of 1986; and 5) the prospects for obtaining

antimatter ions heavier than antiprotons." Again, there is an extensive


[F21] Byers, David C.; Wasel, Robert A. "NASA Electric

Propulsion Program", NASA Technical Memorandum 89856, May 1987.

[F22] Forward, Dr. Robert L., Future Magic., Avon, 1988. ISBN 0-380-

89814-4. "Nontechnical discussion of tethers, antimatter, gravity control,

and even futher-out topics."

[F23] Mallove, Eugene F. and Matloff, Gregory L., The Starflight

Handbook: A Pioneer's Guide To Interstellar Travel, 1989. (semi-technical
introduction to interstellar flight.)