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)

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.

Applied orbit perturbation and maintenance

Author: Chia-Chun Chao
Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
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 Mission Design for Geostationary Satellites

Author: J.J. Pocha
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400938578
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 222
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This book provides an introduction to the mission design of communication satellites. There are many excellent books on orbit mechanics and astrodynamics, but until now there has been no single work that explains the ins and outs of mission design, and explains why things are done the way they are done as well as how they are done. The book will be of interest not only to practising mission analysts, but also to spacecraft systems engineers, spacecraft project managers and to those who wish to employ the unique attributes of geosynchronous spacecraft for useful purposes. At last, an explanation of the ins and outs of mission design is offered in a clear and concise matter. The self-contained reference book utilizes analytical details and illustrations to explain the broad aspects of design and mission operations. This unique approach makes it easier for you to assimilate the necessary information to analyze, plan, and carry out a geosynchronous mission from launch, through orbit transfer and station acquisition, to station-keeping and on-orbit operations. This book will be a useful reference for practising mission analysts, spacecraft systems engineers, project managers and others with a practical interest in the uniqiue attributes of geosynchronous spacecraft.

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.

Fundamentals of Space Biology

Research on Cells, Animals, and Plants in Space
Author: Gilles Clément,K. Slenzka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387379401
Category: Science
Page: 376
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This book examines the effects of spaceflight at cellular and organism levels. Research on the effects of gravity - or its absence - and ionizing radiation on the evolution, development, and function of living organisms is presented in layman's terms. The book describes the benefits of space biology for basic and applied research to support human space exploration and the advantages of space as a laboratory for scientific, technological, and commercial research.

Automatic Control in Aerospace

Aerospace Control '94 : a Postprint Volume from the IFAC Symposium, Palo Alto, California, USA, 12-16 September 1994
Author: D. B. Schaechter,K. R. Lorell
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 438
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An important, successful area for control systems development is that of state-of-the-art aeronautical and space related technologies. Leading researchers and practitioners within this field have been given the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss results at the IFAC symposia on automatic control in aerospace. The key research papers presented at the latest in the series have been put together in this publication to provide a detailed assessment of present and future developments of these control system technologies.

The Logic of Microspace

Author: Rick Fleeter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792360285
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 447
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Changing the focus of the multibillion-dollar global aerospace business toward smaller, lower-cost spacecraft is not happening solely due to technical, managerial, financial or market motivations. Rick Fleeter's second book on the small, low-cost space programmes which are the fastest-growing segment of aerospace activity, gives the reader a keen understanding of the full spectrum of factors driving this profound change. The text then goes beyond engineering technologies and management techniques to envision the tantalizing prospects microspace has in store for the industry, its present markets and those of the future.

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.

Books in Print

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Category: American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.