Cost Effective Space Mission Operations / Edition 2

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Cost-Effective Space Mission Operations, Second Edition describes the relationship between mission operations and the other elements of the space mission as well as specific operations tasks. This book defines a process that helps the mission operations manager translate mission objectives and requirements into a viable mission operations concept. The mission operations manager must develop this operations concept early enough, during concept exploration, so that the project manager can trade the future cost of operations against current development costs.

Written for professionals and students involved in systems engineering and operations in space, this book is valuable for program managers, mission operations managers, spacecraft engineers and designers, project scientists and operators. Cost-Effective Space Mission Operations includes detailed descriptions of thirteen mission operations functions, provides a process for developing a mission operations concept, and describes a model for evaluating the cost and complexity of an operations system. The book also covers how to conduct routine, launch and early-orbit, and special operations, as well as how to operate interplanetary, international, microsatellite, and crewed missions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073313214
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 714
  • Sales rank: 885,227
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Authors and Editors

Chapter 1 - Space Mission Operations

Chapter 2 - Designing Space Mission Operations

Chapter 3 - Mission Operations Functions

Chapter 4 - Developing a Mission Operations Concept

Chapter 5 - Operations Cost Estimations

Chapter 6 - Defining and Developing the Mission Operations Systems

Chapter 7 - Activity Planning

Chapter 8 - Conducting Space Mission Operations

Chapter 9 - Launch and Early-Orbit (L&EO) Operations

Chapter 10- Space Navigation and Maneuvering

Chapter 11- Communications Architecture

Chapter 12- Ground Systems

Chapter 13- Processing Data and Generating Science-Data Products

Chapter 14- Assessing Payload Operations

Chapter 15- Spacecraft Performance and Analysis

Chapter 16- Spacecraft Failures and Anomalies

Chapter 17- Interplanetary Space Mission Operations

Chapter 18- Software Engineering

Chapter 19- Microsatellite Mission Operations

Chapter 20- Human Space Flight Operations

Chapter 21- FireSat

Appendix A - Communications Frequency Bands

Appendix B - Mission Summaries

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