Fundamentals of Space Systems by Vincent L. Pisacane

Fundamentals of Space Systems

EditorVincent L. Pisacane

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Fundamentals of Space Systems was developed to satisfy two objectives: the first is to provide a text suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course in both space systems engineering and space system design. The second is to be a primer and reference book for spaceprofessionals wishing to broaden their capabilities to develop, manage the development, or operate space systems. The authors of the individual chapters are practicing engineers that have had extensive experience in developing sophisticated experimental and operational spacecraft systems in additionto having experience teaching the subject material. The text presents the fundamentals of all the subsystems of a spacecraft missions and includes illustrative examples drawn from actual experience to enhance the learning experience. It included a chapter on each of the relevant major disciplinesand subsystems including space systems engineering, space environment, astrodynamics, propulsion and flight mechanics, attitude determination and control, power systems, thermal control, configuration management and structures, communications, command and telemetry, data processing, embedded flightsoftware, survuvability and reliability, integration and test, mission operations, and the initial conceptual design of a typical small spacecraft mission.

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Vincent L. Pisacane is at United States Naval Academy.
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Title:Fundamentals of Space SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:848 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 1.69 inPublished:March 1, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195162056

ISBN - 13:9780195162059

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Contributorsn 1Vincent L. Pisacane: Systems Engineering and Management2. Brian J. Anderson and Donald G. Mitchell: The Space Environment3. Vincent L. Pisacane: Astrodynamics4. Vincent L. Pisacane: Spacecraft Propulsion, Launch Systems, and Launch Mechanics5. Malcolm D. Shuster and Wayne F. Dellinger: Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control6. George Dakermanji and Ralph Sullivan: Space Power Systems7. Douglas Mehoke: Spacecraft Thermal Control8. W. E. Skullney: Spacecraft Configuration and Structural Design9. Eric J. Hoffman: Space Communications10. Robert C. Moore: Spacecraft Command and Telemetry11. Robert C. Moore: Spacecraft Computer Systems12. Harry K. Utterback: Embedded Software Systems13. R. H. Maurer: Spacecraft Reliability, Quality Assurance, and Radiation Effects14. Max R. Peterson and Elliot H. Rodberg: Spacecraft Integration and Test15. Mark E. Holdridge: Space Mission Operations16. Vincent L. Pisacane: Nanosatellite Conceptual DesignAppendix: Units, Conversion Factors, and ConstantsIndex