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Orbital Mechanics

Third Edition

Vladimir A. Chobotov (editor)

ISBN: 9781563475375

Publication Date: Sep 2002

Format: Mixed media product

Also available as: Hardback  

£94.20 Inc. VAT

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Designed to be used as a graduate student textbook and a reference for the professional, this third edition is structured to make it easier for users to look up the things they need to know. It includes contemporary developments in space exploration (eg, Galileo, Cassini, Mars Odyssey missions). Also, the chapter on space debris has been rewritten to reflect developments in that area. The chapters cover basic aspects off orbital mechanics, from celestial relationships to the problems of space debris. The book is written in language that should be familiar to space professionals and graduate students, with all of the equations, diagrams, and graphs provided. The accompanying CD-ROM includes "HW Solutions" which presents a range of viewpoints and guidelines for solving selected problems inthe text; "Orbital Calculator", which provides an interactive environment for the generation of Keplerian orbits, orbital transfer manoeuvres, and animation of ellipses, hyperbolas, and interplanetary orbits; and "Orbital Mechanics Solutions".
Illustrations Illustrations
Pages 450
Dimensions 230 x mm
Date Published 30 Sep 2002
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Subject/s Aerospace & aviation technology   Astronautics  
* Basic Concepts * Celestial Relationships * Keplerian Orbits * Position and Velocity as a Function of Time * Orbital Maneuvers * Complications to Impulsive Maneuvers * Relative Motion in Orbit * Introduction to Orbit Perturbations * Orbit Perturbations: Mathematical Foundations * Applications of Orbit Perturbations * Orbital Systems * Lunar and Interplanetary Trajectories * Space Debris * Optimal Low-Thrust Orbit Transfers * Orbital Coverage

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