Handbook of Geostationary Orbits / Edition 1

Handbook of Geostationary Orbits / Edition 1

by E.M. Soop
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792330544

ISBN-13: 9780792330547

Pub. Date: 10/31/1994

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The Handbook of Geostationary Orbits is based on sixteen years' experience in controlling the orbits of about fifteen geostationary satellites. It provides the necessary theoretical and practical background for engineers and spacecraft operators, but it can also be used as an introductory textbook in space courses at high school or university.
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Overview

The Handbook of Geostationary Orbits is based on sixteen years' experience in controlling the orbits of about fifteen geostationary satellites. It provides the necessary theoretical and practical background for engineers and spacecraft operators, but it can also be used as an introductory textbook in space courses at high school or university.
The contents include: Fundamental definitions of orbits and coordinate systems; legal aspects; elliptic and perturbed orbits; in-orbit control; single and multiple in-plane manoeuvres; longitude and eccentricity station keeping; longitude shift and reacquisition; re-orbiting of old spacecraft; inclination manoeuvres; passive and active inclination station keeping; long-term inclination strategy; operational practice; eclipses by Earth and Moon; co-location; separation methods; proximity manoeuvres; orbit determination; estimation process; tracking accuracy; orbit observability and accuracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792330547
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
10/31/1994
Series:
Space Technology Library Series, #3
Edition description:
1994
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. 1. General Background. 2. Fundamental Definitions. 3. Orbit Manoeuvres. 4. Perturbed Orbits. 5. Operational Practice. 6. Inclination Station Keeping. 7. Longitude Station Keeping. 8. Orbit Determination. Table 1. Greenwich Sideral Angle. Table 2. Longitude Acceleration by Earth. Table 3. Inclination Drift. Table 4. Eclipse by Moon. List of Symbols. Bibliography. Subject Index.

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