Space Mission Analysis and Design / Edition 3by James R. Wertz, Wiley Larson
Pub. Date: 09/28/1999
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
This famous and practical handbook for Space Mission Engineering draws on leading aerospace experts to carry readers through mission design, from orbit selection to ground ops. SMAD III updates the technology, provides greater emphasis on small spacecraft design and the cost-reduction process, and includes more detail on multi-satellite manufacturing, space… See more details below
This famous and practical handbook for Space Mission Engineering draws on leading aerospace experts to carry readers through mission design, from orbit selection to ground ops. SMAD III updates the technology, provides greater emphasis on small spacecraft design and the cost-reduction process, and includes more detail on multi-satellite manufacturing, space computers, payload design and autonomous systems.
Table of Contents
List of Authors. preface. 1. The Space Mission Analysis and Design Process. 2. Mission Characterization. 3. Mission Evaluation. 4. Requirements Definition. 5. Space Mission Geometry. 6. Introduction to Astrodynamics. 7. Orbit and Constellation Design. 8. The Space Environment and Survivability. 9. Space Payload Design and Sizing. 10. Spacecraft Design and Sizing. 11. Spacecraft Subsystems. 12. Space Manufacture and Test. 13. Communications Architecture. 14. Mission Operations. 15. Ground System Design and Sizing. 16. Spacecraft Computer Systems. 17. Space Propulsion Systems. 18. Launch Systems. 19. Space Manufacturing and Reliability. 20. Cost Modeling. 21. Limits on Mission Design. 22. Design of Low-Cost Spacecraft. 23. Applying the Space Mission Analysis and Design. Appendices: A: Mass Distribution for Selected Satellites. B: Astronautical and Astrophysical Data. C: Elliptical Orbit Equations. D: Spherical Geometry Formulas. E: Universal Time and Julian Dates. F: Units and Conversion Factors. Index.
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Being a graduate student in technical space studies, I have used Space Mission Analysis and Design (affectionately known as SMAD) in all of my satellite engineering classes, and even in the 'soft science' space classes (policy, law, etc.). The wealth of knowledge contained in SMAD would take years to obtain through traditional engineering texts - these authors knew what was relevant to designing space missions (near Earth through interplanetary), and all of the associated issues and compiled it into these 1010 pages. If you're a satellite operator, designer, mission planner, space studies student or just interested in HOW spacecraft and space mission requirements are developed, SMAD (Space Technology Library Vol 8) needs to be the first of many texts added to your space library.