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ITOW: Hypersonic Vehicle Technology

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This book systematically analyzes the key technologies of hypersonic vehicles, expounds the main research contents and research methods of each key technology, and summarizes the development process and main research results of hypersonic vehicle technology in foreign countries. The book is divided into two parts, with a total of 16 chapters, the first part (Chapters 1 to 8) expounds the key technologies of hypersonic vehicles, and the second part (Chapters 9 to 16) introduces the development of hypersonic vehicle technology in various countries, and gives research summaries and prospects.

This book can be used as a reference book for engineers and technicians engaged in related research in the field of hypersonic vehicles and reusable space launch vehicles, as well as teachers and students of related majors in colleges and universities.

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