Orbital Mechanics: Theory and Applications
A lively study of orbital mechanics by the writer responsible for the computer simulations and systems analysis for the Saturn V moon rocket, Project Skylab and many others. Provides thorough coverage of all background theories, including unusual concepts and paradoxes that will enhance appreciation of this field. Includes discussion of rocket propulsion and optimization of techniques for maximizing payload and minimizing fuel consumption, plus complete coverage of the interaction of space vehicles and space bodies.
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An Introduction to Orbital Mechanics
The Orbital Environment
Powered Flight Maneuvers
Boosting a Satellite Into Orbit
Todays Family of Global Boosters
Enhancing the Performance
Choosing the Proper Orbit for a Satellite
Choosing the Proper Constellation
SpaceAge Technologies for
The Skyhook Complex
About the Author
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