Handbook of Geostationary Orbits


Author: E.M. Soop
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792330547
Category: Science
Page: 309
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This Handbook 0/ Geostationary Orbits is in principle an extension of the Introduction to Geostationary Orbits that was printed as a special publica tion by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1983. The immediate purpose was to provide the theoretical background and some practical advice for the orbit control of geostationary spacecraft by means of the software package "PEPSOC". PEPSOC, short for "Portable ESOC Package for Synchronous Orbit Con trol" , was produced by the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) to support spacecraft operations in the routine phase. The resulting publication was a handbook for engineers and spacecraft operators, rather than a clas sical textbook in celestial mechanics. During the past eleven years, the software system PEPSOC has found a wide application both within and outside the ESA member states. At the same time, the original Introduction found numerous readers also outside the group of PEPSOC operators. The continuing development and the in creasing use of the geostationary orbit has now created the need for a new, more detailed publication to include new aspects that have emerged. The present Handbook contains several additional subjects and more math ematics to describe the methods applied in PEPSOC. The geophysical and astronomical parameters have been updated to reflect the latest recom mended values. This results in small deviations of the numerical data compared to the Introduction.

Handbook of Space Technology


Author: Wilfried Ley,Klaus Wittmann,Willi Hallmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470742410
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 908
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Twenty years since the first edition was published in the German language, and just over fifty years since the launch of the Earth’s first ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1, this third edition of the Handbook of Space Technology presents in fully integrated colour a detailed insight into the fascinating world of space for the first time in the English language. Authored by over 70 leading experts from universities, research institutions and the space industry, this comprehensive handbook describes the processes and methodologies behind the development, construction, operation and utilization of space systems, presenting the profound changes that have occurred in recent years in the engineering, materials, processes and even politics associated with space technologies and utilization. The individual chapters are self-contained, enabling the reader to gain a quick and reliable overview of a selected field; an extensive reference and keyword list helps those who wish to deepen their understanding of individual topics. Featuring superb, full colour illustrations and photography throughout, this interdisciplinary reference contains practical, hands-on engineering and planning information that will be invaluable to those on a career path within space technology, or simply for those of us who’d like to know more about this fascinating industry. Main section headings include: Introduction (historical overview, space missions) Fundamentals (orbital mechanics, aerothermodynamics/ reentry, space debris) Launch Vehicles (staged technologies, propulsion systems, launch infrastructure) Space Vehicle Subsystems (structure, energy supply, thermal controls, attitude control, communication) Aspects of Human Flight (man in space, life support systems, rendezvous and docking) Mission Operations (satellite operation, control center, ground station network) Utilization of Space (Earth observation, communication navigation, space astronomy, material sciences, space medicine, robotics) Configuration and Design of a Space Vehicle (mission concept, system concept, environmental simulation, system design, Galileo satellites) Management of Space Missions (project management, quality management, cost management, space law)

Handbook of Satellite Orbits

From Kepler to GPS
Author: Michel Capderou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 3319034162
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 922
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Fifty years after Sputnik, artificial satellites have become indispensable monitors in many areas, such as economics, meteorology, telecommunications, navigation and remote sensing. The specific orbits are important for the proper functioning of the satellites. This book discusses the great variety of satellite orbits, both in shape (circular to highly elliptical) and properties (geostationary, Sun-synchronous, etc.). This volume starts with an introduction into geodesy. This is followed by a presentation of the fundamental equations of mechanics to explain and demonstrate the properties for all types of orbits. Numerous examples are included, obtained through IXION software developed by the author. The book also includes an exposition of the historical background that is necessary to help the reader understand the main stages of scientific thought from Kepler to GPS. This book is intended for researchers, teachers and students working in the field of satellite technology. Engineers, geographers and all those involved in space exploration will find this information valuable. Michel Capderou’s book is an essential treatise in orbital mechanics for all students, lecturers and practitioners in this field, as well as other aerospace systems engineers. —Charles Elachi, Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Space Mission Analysis and Design


Author: James R. Wertz,Wiley J. Larson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780792359012
Category: Science
Page: 969
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A practical handbook for space mission engineering: the process of defining mission parameters and refining requirements to meet the often fuzzy objectives of a space mission at minimum cost and risk.

Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2006


Author: Luis L. Bonilla,Miguel Moscoso,Gloria Platero,Jose M. Vega
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540719922
Category: Mathematics
Page: 988
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Proceedings from the 14th European Conference for Mathematics in Industry held in Madrid present innovative numerical and mathematical techniques. Topics include the latest applications in aerospace, information and communications, materials, energy and environment, imaging, biology and biotechnology, life sciences, and finance. In addition, the conference also delved into education in industrial mathematics and web learning.

Mission Geometry; Orbit and Constellation Design and Management

Spacecraft Orbit and Attitude Systems
Author: James R. Wertz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780792371489
Category: Science
Page: 985
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Mission Geometry; Orbit and Constellation Design and Management (OCDM) is the most complete treatment available for many elements of space mission design and astronautics. Among these topics not covered elsewhere in the literature are: The most extensive coverage available of constellation design and management; Relative motion of satellites (global, local, at similar and widely differing altitudes); Definition of an Orbit Cost Function for comparing the cost of access to and maintenance of alternative orbits; Most extensive discussions available of autonomous navigation and autonomous orbit control; The most complete discussion available of Earth coverage and viewing and lighting conditions; Apparent motion of other satellites needed for cross-link pointing and antenna coverage; Analytic expressions for the field of view of an array processor on the celestial sphere and projected onto the Earth's surface; Detailed process for creating and analyzing mapping, pointing, and timing budgets; Closed-form expressions for the ground track of a circular orbit, including high accuracy approximations for ground station coverage; Convenient formulas for specialized orbits about the Earth and other planets; Practical spacecraft problems such as time discontinuities, GPS coverage at satellite altitudes, and how to identify and handle singularities in measurement sets; and New solutions for all possible spherical triangles without quadrant ambiguities and allowing all sides and angles to range from 0 to 360 deg. OCDM discusses both the similarities and differences between orbit and altitude systems in terms of hardware, algorithms, design, and processing requirements. With the demand for reduced cost and the introduction of extensive on-board computing, what were once entirely separate disciplines have begun to merge. This volume will speed that process. In all areas, OCDM is meant to be practical, with recommendations, insights, formulas, and numerical recipes based on 40 years of spaceflight experience from organizations worldwide. It is meant to be both a text and reference work that can be used by those entering the field and by senior engineers engaged in the design, analysis, construction, or on-orbit operations of orbit and attitude systems and components. Copyright Microcosm: www.smad.com

Spaceflight Life Support and Biospherics


Author: P. Eckart
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401730385
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 444
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Spaceflight Life Support and Biospherics is the introduction to space life support systems and artificial ecosystems that has so far been lacking. It is a source of information for everyone involved in the life support system design and development process - engineers, scientists, and students - as well as all those who are simply interested in this existing discipline. The structure of this book is such that it gives step-by-step answers to the basic questions concerning life support systems on any scale - from small microbial systems to the Earth's biosphere: Why life support system development and biosphere research? How does our natural life support system, the biosphere, work? What are the environmental conditions for life support systems in space? What are the fundamental terms and requirements of life support? Which physicochemical life support subsystems currently exist? Which are the potential bioregenerative life support technologies of the future? What are life support systems of future planetary habitats going to look like? What are the experiences of the largest artificial ecosystem - Biosphere 2? What are the potential terrestrial benefits of life support development? £/LIST£

Satellite Communications Payload and System


Author: Teresa M. Braun
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118345207
Category: Science
Page: 400
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This is the first book primarily about the satellite payload of satellite communications systems. It represents a unique combination of practical systems engineering and communications theory. It tells about the satellites in geostationary and low-earth orbits today, both the so-called bent-pipe payloads and the processing payloads. The on-orbit environment, mitigated by the spacecraft bus, is described. The payload units (e.g. antennas and amplifiers), as well as payload-integration elements (e.g. waveguide and switches) are discussed in regard to how they work, what they do to the signal, their technology, environment sensitivity, and specifications. At a higher level are discussions on the payload as an entity: architecture including redundancy; specifications--what they mean, how they relate to unit specifications, and how to verify; and specification-compliance analysis (“budgets”) with uncertainty. Aspects of probability theory handy for calculating and using uncertainty and variation are presented. The highest-level discussions, on the end-to-end communications system, start with a practical introduction to physical-layer communications theory. Atmospheric effects and interference on the communications link are described. A chapter gives an example of optimizing a multibeam payload via probabilistic analysis. Finally, practical tips on system simulation and emulation are provided. The carrier frequencies treated are 1 GHz and above. Familiarity with Fourier analysis will enhance understanding of some topics. References are provided throughout the book for readers who want to dig deeper. Payload systems engineers, payload proposal writers, satellite-communications systems designers and analysts, and satellite customers will find that the book cuts their learning time. Spacecraft-bus systems engineers, payload unit engineers, and spacecraft operators will gain insight into the overall system. Students in systems engineering, microwave engineering, communications theory, probability theory, and communications simulation and modelling will find examples to supplement theoretical texts.

Applied orbit perturbation and maintenance


Author: Chia-Chun Chao
Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: 264
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Since the start of the space age more than 50 years ago, various space technology applications-including communication, navigation, and remote sensing-have advanced significantly. To meet the challenges in each application category, special orbits such as geostationary, semisynchronous, Molniya, sun-synchronous, and frozen have been invented or selected. Although a good number of texts on the principles and applications of astrodynamics have been published, a book is needed to summarize the perturbation theories and control, or stationkeeping, algorithms for understanding the dynamics, stability, and maintenance of those orbits. Applied Orbit Perturbations and Maintenance was written to meet that need. It summarizes, in appropriate technical and mathematical detail, perturbation theories and stationkeeping algorithms for various types of mission orbits and constellations. Space mission designers/analysts and systems engineers will put this book to great use.

An Introduction to Space Law


Author: Isabella Henrietta Philepina Diederiks-Verschoor,Vladimír Kopal (jurist.)
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041126473
Category: Law
Page: 249
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The enormous growth during the last decade of outer space operations like direct broadcasting by satellite and the exploration of natural resources by remote sensing satellites have brought space law into dramatic prominence among the fields of international law. International, because the fundamental principle of space law since the cornerstone Outer Space Law of 1967 clearly requires that outer space and celestial bodies are free for exploration and use by all states in conformity with international law and are not subject to national appropriation. It is in light of the many new considerations now falling under the scope of international law because of their connection with space that this new edition of the best-known handbook in the field now appears.

The Logic of Microspace


Author: Rick Fleeter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792360285
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 447
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Fundamentals of Space Medicine


Author: Gilles Clément
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402034343
Category: Science
Page: 361
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This readable text presents findings from the life science experiments conducted during and after space missions. It provides an insight into the space medical community and the real challenges that face the flight surgeon and life science investigator.

Artificial Gravity


Author: Gilles Clément,Angeli Bukley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038770714X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 364
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This book reviews the principle and rationale for using artificial gravity during space missions, and describes the current options proposed, including a short-radius centrifuge contained within a spacecraft. Experts provide recommendations on the research needed to assess whether or not short-radius centrifuge workouts can help limit deconditioning of physiological systems. Many detailed illustrations are included.

The International Handbook of Space Technology


Author: Malcolm Macdonald,Viorel Badescu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642411010
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 731
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This comprehensive handbook provides an overview of space technology and a holistic understanding of the system-of-systems that is a modern spacecraft. With a foreword by Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, and contributions from globally leading agency experts from NASA, ESA, JAXA, and CNES, as well as European and North American academics and industrialists, this handbook, as well as giving an interdisciplinary overview, offers, through individual self-contained chapters, more detailed understanding of specific fields, ranging through: · Launch systems, structures, power, thermal, communications, propulsion, and software, to · entry, descent and landing, ground segment, robotics, and data systems, to · technology management, legal and regulatory issues, and project management. This handbook is an equally invaluable asset to those on a career path towards the space industry as it is to those already within the industry.