∗ Background theories, from Kepler′s empirical laws to modern explanations of orbital perturbations on artificial satellites.
∗ Rocket propulsion systems and optimization techniques for maximizing payload and minimizing fuel consumption
∗ Frozen orbits, ballistic capture techniques, libration point orbits, and practical constellation design
Orbital Mechanics is a valuable resource for aerospace professionals and serves as an excellent upper–level text for aerospace engineering students.
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.
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