Orbital Mechanics. Theory and Applications
- ID: 2217291
- November 1997
- 288 Pages
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
A lively study of orbital mechanics by the writer responsible for the computer simulations and systems analysis for the Saturn V moon rocket, Project Skylab and many others. Provides thorough coverage of all background theories, including unusual concepts and paradoxes that will enhance appreciation of this field. Includes discussion of rocket propulsion and optimization of techniques for maximizing payload and minimizing fuel consumption, plus complete coverage of the interaction of space vehicles and space bodies.
An Introduction to Orbital Mechanics.
The Orbital Environment.
Powered Flight Maneuvers.
Boosting a Satellite Into Orbit.
Today's Family of Global Boosters.
Enhancing the Performance of Booster Rockets.
Choosing the Proper Orbit for a Satellite.
Choosing the Proper Constellation Architecture.
Space-Age Technologies for the Twenty-First Century.
About the Author.
TOM LOGSDON, a retired senior member of the technical staff at Rockwell International, teaches three-day courses on orbital mechanics and the Navstar GPS to enthusiastic professionals all over the world. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 25 books on space technology, computer science, robotics, and knowledge-based problem-solving techniques.