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Fundamentals of Space Systems

Second Edition

Edited by Vincent L. Pisacane

Publication Date - June 2005

ISBN: 9780195162059

848 pages
Hardcover
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $205.00

Description

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.

Features

  • Provides a text suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course in both space systems engineering and space system design
  • A primer and reference book for space professionals wishing to broaden their capabilities to develop, manage the development, or operate space systems
  • Presents the fundamentals of all the subsystems of a spacecraft missions
  • Includes illustrative examples drawn from actual experience to enhance the learning experience

Table of Contents

    Contributors
    n 1 Systems Engineering and Management, Vincent L. Pisacane
    2. The Space Environment, Brian J. Anderson and Donald G. Mitchell
    3. Astrodynamics, Vincent L. Pisacane
    4. Spacecraft Propulsion, Launch Systems, and Launch Mechanics, Vincent L. Pisacane
    5. Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control, Malcolm D. Shuster and Wayne F. Dellinger
    6. Space Power Systems, George Dakermanji and Ralph Sullivan
    7. Spacecraft Thermal Control, Douglas Mehoke
    8. Spacecraft Configuration and Structural Design, W. E. Skullney
    9. Space Communications, Eric J. Hoffman
    10. Spacecraft Command and Telemetry, Robert C. Moore
    11. Spacecraft Computer Systems, Robert C. Moore
    12. Embedded Software Systems, Harry K. Utterback
    13. Spacecraft Reliability, Quality Assurance, and Radiation Effects, R. H. Maurer
    14. Spacecraft Integration and Test, Max R. Peterson and Elliot H. Rodberg
    15. Space Mission Operations, Mark E. Holdridge
    16. Nanosatellite Conceptual Design, Vincent L. Pisacane
    Appendix: Units, Conversion Factors, and Constants
    Index