Fundamentals of Space Systems

Fundamentals of Space Systems

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This multidisciplinary book on space systems is intended for individuals interested in understanding, planning, designing, and managing the design, fabrication, integration, and testing of space instruments and space systems. The authors provide an introduction to the development of space instrumentation and spacecraft systems and subsystems by presenting the principles of systems engineering necessary to formulate the development process and the salient technical characteristics of the functional subsystems. The depth is sufficient to permit the reader to generate an initial mission concept within the boundaries of a given set of specifications. Underlying scientific and engineering foundations as well as the current practices are described. For the uninitiated or the more narrowly focused space specialists, this book serves to broaden one's perspective and increase the breadth of one's capabilities. An understanding of this material should also permit one to carry out broader assignments and begin the transition to careers in systems engineering, technical leadership, or managing the development of space systems. The content can also serve as a good introduction to more focused study.show more

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  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 167.6 x 240.8 x 38.6mm | 1,088.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • halftones, numerous line figures, tables
  • 0195074971
  • 9780195074970

Table of contents

1. Engineering of Space Systems; 2. The Space Environment; 3. Astrodynamics; 4. Spacecraft Propulsion, Flight Mechanics, and Launch Systems; 5. Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control; 6. Space Power Systems; 7. Spacecraft Thermal Control; 8. Spacecraft Configuration and Structural Design; 9. Space Communications; 10. Spacecraft Command and Telemetry; 11. Spacecraft Data Processing; 12. Spacecraft Reliability and Quality Assurance; 13. Spacecraft Integration and Test; 14. Mission Operationsshow more

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