Handbook of Satellite Orbits

Handbook of Satellite Orbits

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Fifty years after Sputnik, artificial satellites have become indispensable monitors in many areas, such as economics, meteorology, telecommunications, navigation and remote sensing. The specific orbits are important for the proper functioning of the satellites. This book discusses the great variety of satellite orbits, both in shape (circular to highly elliptical) and properties (geostationary, Sun-synchronous, etc.). This volume starts with an introduction into geodesy. This is followed by a presentation of the fundamental equations of mechanics to explain and demonstrate the properties for all types of orbits. Numerous examples are included, obtained through IXION software developed by the author. The book also includes an exposition of the historical background that is necessary to help the reader understand the main stages of scientific thought from Kepler to GPS. This book is intended for researchers, teachers and students working in the field of satellite technology. Engineers, geographers and all those involved in space exploration will find this information valuable. Michel Capderoua€™s book is an essential treatise in orbital mechanics for all students, lecturers and practitioners in this field, as well as other aerospace systems engineers. a€”Charles Elachi, Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory... 390 LES-9, 390, 393 LICODY, 83 LISA, 424 Loopus, 442 Loopus-n, 400, 515 LRE, 344 Luch-1, 393 Luch-5A and -5B, ... 697, 699, 700 Mentor-1 to -5, 428 Mercury-1, 428 Mercury-2, 428 Meridian-1 to -4, 395 Meridian-6, 623 Merlin, 373, anbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Satellite Orbits
Author:Michel Capderou
Publisher:Springer Science & Business - 2014-04-23


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