ty_lin on I am Jeff Hoffman, MIT Professor of Aerospace Engineering and former NASA Astronaut. Ask Me Anything!22 Feb 2015, 01:44 UTC
For propulsive landing system, if you are talking about the physics aspect (i.e., how to get into orbit, slow down, etc). I think if you Google around you should be able to find books or papers to your liking. If you are looking at the rocket aspect of things, that would actually more a bit more advanced and some books on rocket propulsion should help you out. As for automated control, if you have no control background I'd say any undergraduate level control system theory book would do the trick (although I have yet to find a really good one).