Mission Geometry; Orbit and Constellation Design and Management

Mission Geometry; Orbit and Constellation Design and Management : Spacecraft Orbit and Attitude Systems

4 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Mission Geometry: Orbit and Constellation Design and Management (OCDM) is the most complete treatment available for many elements of space mission design and astronautics.

OCDM discusses both the similarities and differences between orbit and altitude systems in terms of hardware, algorithms, design, and processing requirements. With the demand for reduced cost and the introduction of extensive on-board computing, what were once entirely separate disciplines have begun to merge. This volume will speed that process.

In all areas, OCDM is meant to be practical, with recommendations, insights, formulas, and numerical recipes based on 40 years of spaceflight experience from organizations worldwide. It is meant to be both a text and reference work that can be used by those entering the field and by senior engineers engaged in the design, analysis, construction, or on-orbit operations of orbit and attitude systems and components.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 985 pages
  • 157.48 x 241.3 x 48.26mm | 1,451.49g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • 985 p.
  • 0792371488
  • 9780792371489

Table of contents

List of Authors. Preface.
1. Spacecraft Orbit and Attitude Systems.
2. Orbit Properties and Terminology.
3. Attitude Properties and Terminology.
4. Space-Based Orbit, Attitude, and Timing Systems.
5. Definition of Requirements.
6. Geometry on the Celestial Sphere.
7. Spacecraft Position and Attitude Systems.
8. Full-Sky Spherical Geometry.
9. Earth Coverage.
10. Satellite Relative Motion.
11. Viewing and Lighting Conditions.
12. Orbit Selection and Design.
13. Constellation Design.
14. Operations Considerations in Orbit Design Launch, Orbit Acquision, and Disponsal.
Appendices. Index.
show more

Rating details

1 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 100% (1)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X