Fundamentals of Space Systems

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Science - 828 pages
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Fundamentals of Space Systems was developed to satisfy two objectives: the first is to provide a text suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course in both space systems engineering and space system design. The second is to be a primer and reference book for space professionals wishing to broaden their capabilities to develop, manage the development, or operate space systems. The authors of the individual chapters are practicing engineers that have had extensive experience in developing sophisticated experimental and operational spacecraft systems in addition to having experience teaching the subject material. The text presents the fundamentals of all the subsystems of a spacecraft missions and includes illustrative examples drawn from actual experience to enhance the learning experience. It includes a chapter on each of the relevant major disciplines and subsystems including space systems engineering, space environment, astrodynamics, propulsion and flight mechanics, attitude determination and control, power systems, thermal control, configuration management and structures, communications, command and telemetry, data processing, embedded flight software, survuvability and reliability, integration and test, mission operations, and the initial conceptual design of a typical small spacecraft mission.
 

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Contents

Systems Engineering and Management
3
The Space Environment
49
Astrodynamics
102
Spacecraft Propulsion Launch Systems and Launch Mechanics 1 71
171
Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control
236
Space Power Systems
326
Spacecraft Thermal Control
423
Spacecraft Configuration and Structural Design
465
Spacecraft Computer Systems
627
Embedded Software Systems
654
Spacecraft Integration and Test
725
Space Mission Operations
754
Nanosatellite Conceptual Design
772
Units Conversion Factors and Constants
797
Index
805
Copyright

Spacecraft Command and Telemetry
600

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Vincent L. Pisacane is at United States Naval Academy.