Orbital Mechanics

Theory and Applications

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Author: Tom Logsdon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471146360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

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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.

Orbital Mechanics

For Engineering Students

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Author: Howard D Curtis

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080470548

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

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Orbital mechanics is a cornerstone subject for aerospace engineering students. However, with its basis in classical physics and mechanics, it can be a difficult and weighty subject. Howard Curtis - Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle University, the US's #1 rated undergraduate aerospace school - focuses on what students at undergraduate and taught masters level really need to know in this hugely valuable text. Fully supported by the analytical features and computer based tools required by today's students, it brings a fresh, modern, accessible approach to teaching and learning orbital mechanics. A truly essential new resource. A complete, stand-alone text for this core aerospace engineering subject Richly-detailed, up-to-date curriculum coverage; clearly and logically developed to meet the needs of students Highly illustrated and fully supported with downloadable MATLAB algorithms for project and practical work; with fully worked examples throughout, Q&A material, and extensive homework exercises.

Orbital Mechanics

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Author: John E. Prussing,Bruce A. Conway

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199837700

Category: Science

Page: 284

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One of the major challenges of modern space mission design is the orbital mechanics -- determining how to get a spacecraft to its destination using a limited amount of propellant. Recent missions such as Voyager and Galileo required gravity assist maneuvers at several planets to accomplish their objectives. Today's students of aerospace engineering face the challenge of calculating these types of complex spacecraft trajectories. This classroom-tested textbook takes its title from an elective course which has been taught to senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students for the past 22 years. The subject of orbital mechanics is developed starting from the first principles, using Newton's laws of motion and the law of gravitation to prove Kepler's empirical laws of planetary motion. Unlike many texts the authors also use first principles to derive other important results including Kepler's equation, Lambert's time-of-flight equation, the rocket equation, the Hill-Clohessy-Wiltshire equations of relative motion, Gauss' equations for the variation of the elements, and the Gauss and Laplace methods of orbit determination. The subject of orbit transfer receives special attention. Optimal orbit transfers such as the Hohmann transfer, minimum-fuel transfers using more than two impulses, and non-coplanar orbital transfer are discussed. Patched-conic interplanetary trajectories including gravity-assist maneuvers are the subject of an entire chapter and are particularly relevant to modern space missions.

Orbital Mechanics

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Author: Vladimir A. Chobotov

Publisher: AIAA

ISBN: 9781600860973

Category: Artificial satellites

Page: 455

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Orbital Mechanics and Astrodynamics

Techniques and Tools for Space Missions

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Author: Gerald R. Hintz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319094440

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

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This textbook covers fundamental and advanced topics in orbital mechanics and astrodynamics to expose the student to the basic dynamics of space flight. The engineers and graduate students who read this class-tested text will be able to apply their knowledge to mission design and navigation of space missions. Through highlighting basic, analytic and computer-based methods for designing interplanetary and orbital trajectories, this text provides excellent insight into astronautical techniques and tools. This book is ideal for graduate students in Astronautical or Aerospace Engineering and related fields of study, researchers in space industrial and governmental research and development facilities, as well as researchers in astronautics. This book also: · Illustrates all key concepts with examples · Includes exercises for each chapter · Explains concepts and engineering tools a student or experienced engineer can apply to mission design and navigation of space missions · Covers fundamental principles to expose the student to the basic dynamics of space flight

Regularization in Orbital Mechanics

Theory and Practice

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Author: Javier Roa

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110559129

Category: Science

Page: 418

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Regularized equations of motion can improve numerical integration for the propagation of orbits, and simplify the treatment of mission design problems. This monograph discusses standard techniques and recent research in the area. While each scheme is derived analytically, its accuracy is investigated numerically. Algebraic and topological aspects of the formulations are studied, as well as their application to practical scenarios such as spacecraft relative motion and new low-thrust trajectories.

Descender Volume 4

Orbital Mechanics

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Author: Jeff Lemire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781534301931

Category:

Page: 120

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Tim-21, Telsa and Quon finally escape the Machine Moon and head out on a quest to find the ancient robot who may hold the key to the Harvesters. Meanwhile Andy and his rag-tag team close in on Tim, but their fragile alliance is shattered by Driller's revealtions. A new chapter of the heartfelt Sci Fi epic begins here by superstar creators JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN Collects issues 17 through 21.

Orbital Mechanics and Formation Flying

A Digital Control Perspective

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Author: P A Capó-Lugo,P M Bainum

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857093878

Category: Science

Page: 438

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Aimed at students, faculty and professionals in the aerospace field, this book provides practical information on the development, analysis, and control of a single and/or multiple spacecraft in space. This book is divided into two major sections: single and multiple satellite motion. The first section analyses the orbital mechanics, orbital perturbations, and attitude dynamics of a single satellite around the Earth. Using the knowledge of a single satellite motion, the translation of a group of satellites called formation flying or constellation is explained. Formation flying has been one of the main research topics over the last few years and this book explains different control approaches to control the satellite attitude motion and/or to maintain the constellation together. The control schemes are explained in the discrete domain such that it can be easily implemented on the computer on board the satellite. The key objective of this book is to show the reader the practical and the implementation process in the discrete domain. Explains the orbital motion and principal perturbations affecting the satellite Uses the Ares V rocket as an example to explain the attitude motion of a space vehicle Presents the practical approach for different control actuators that can be used in a satellite

Orbital Mechanics

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Author: Richard G. Madonna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780894640100

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 126

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Although its aim is to provide the engineer and scientist with a concise treatment of the basic elements of orbital mechanics, this book should also be suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate courses. The author begins with a discussion of the physics of the two-body problem, then enters into a discussion of launching satellites into orbit.

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics

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Author: Roger R. Bate,Donald D. Mueller,Jerry E. White

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486600611

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 455

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Teaching text developed by U.S. Air Force Academy and designed as a first course emphasizes the universal variable formulation. Develops the basic two-body and n-body equations of motion; orbit determination; classical orbital elements, coordinate transformations; differential correction; more. Includes specialized applications to lunar and interplanetary flight, example problems, exercises. 1971 edition.

An Overview of Orbital Mechanics & Astrodynamics

The Mathematics of Simulating & Maneuvering Objects in Orbit

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Author: Paul F. Kisak

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535295727

Category:

Page: 324

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In this 'information age' satellites are playing an increasingly important role in everything from communication and navigation to the military and weather. The command and control of satellites is based on the work of Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and the science that evolved from his fundamental theories. The physics involved in the command and control of satellites is usually categorized as orbital mechanics. Orbital mechanics is based on the desire to predict the path of a satellite in it's orbit around the earth. One of the first requirements is to develop a co-ordinate system that is easy to use and measure and defines the motion of body or satellite in its orbit. After this is accomplished the propagation of the orbital path needs to be calculated. There are numerous ways to do this. A seminal work in this procedure is "Fundamentals of Astrodynamics" by Bate, Mueller & White and "Methods of Orbit Determination" by Escobal. The next problem to address are the numerous perturbation effects. The most prominent of these effects are due to the fact that the earth is not a perfect sphere (it is oblate), the moons orbit produces a periodically disruptive effect on the orbiting body; atmospheric drag, solar radiation pressure and the precession of the earth about its axis also alter the theoretical orbit. Relativistic effects play a role in the station-keeping of the satellite as do all the above perturbations. The next step in the command and control of the satellite involves the dynamics of space flight and the mechanics of maneuvering a body in orbit by means of thrust vectors, calculating delta-v requirements. This book outlines the unclassified methods of calculating and controlling the orbits of satellites.

Satellite Orbits

Models, Methods and Applications

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Author: Oliver Montenbruck,Eberhard Gill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642583512

Category: Science

Page: 369

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This modern presentation guides readers through the theory and practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination. Starting from the basic principles of orbital mechanics, it covers elaborate force models as well as precise methods of satellite tracking. The accompanying CD-ROM includes source code in C++ and relevant data files for applications. The result is a powerful and unique spaceflight dynamics library, which allows users to easily create software extensions. An extensive collection of frequently updated Internet resources is provided through WWW hyperlinks.

Statistical Orbit Determination

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Author: Bob Schutz,Byron Tapley,George H. Born

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080541739

Category: Science

Page: 547

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Statistical Orbit Determination presents fundmentals of orbit determination--from weighted least squares approaches (Gauss) to today's high-speed computer algorithms that provide accuracy within a few centimeters. Numerous examples and problems are provided to enhance readers' understanding of the material. Covers such topics as coordinate and time systems, square root filters, process noise techniques, and the use of fictitious parameters for absorbing un-modeled and incorrectly modeled forces acting on a satellite. Examples and exercises serve to illustrate the principles throughout each chapter.

Descender Vol. 4: Orbital Mechanics

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Author: Jeff Lemire

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 1534305238

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

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Tim-21, Telsa, and Quon finally escape the Machine Moon and head out on a quest to find the ancient robot who may hold the key to the Harvesters. Meanwhile Andy and his ragtag team close in on Tim, but their fragile alliance is shattered by Driller's revelations. A new chapter of the heartfelt sci-fi epic by superstar creators JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN begins here. Collects DESCENDER #17-21.

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications

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Author: D.A. Vallado

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387718316

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1055

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This book is rapidly becoming the standard astrodynamics reference for those involved in spaceflight. The second edition contains new topics that include ground illumination calculations, Moon rise and set, and a listing of relevant Internet sites. There is an improved and expanded discussion of coordinate systems, orbit determination, and differential correction. All of the software routines described are now available for free in FORTRAN, PASCAL, and C.