Satellites: Orbits and Missions by S. LyleSatellites: Orbits and Missions by S. Lyle

Satellites: Orbits and Missions

byS. Lyle, Michel Capderou

Hardcover | March 17, 2005

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In all, the European Space Agency (ESA) has developed 60 spacecrafts over the last few decades. Some of these, such as the ERS satellites and Envisat, are dedicated to monitoring the Earthand providing vital data on the health status of our planet. Other spacecraft have helped to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting. Galileo, the joint ESA/EU satellite navigation p- gramme, demonstrates the political dimension of space as service-provider for the bene?t of European citizens. While these missions involve utilitarian space activities, others are devoted to either exploring the solar system, - cluding the Sun, or achieving a better understanding of the Universe and the cosmic beginnings. Theorbitsofthesesatellitescoverawiderange(Sun-synchronous,geos- tionary, highly eccentric, at Lagrange points, etc.) so that a complete novice may be astonished when tackling the space technology ?eld. The main credit of Michel Capderou's book is to take the reader (whether it be a student, an engineer or a research scientist) progressively from the basic Kepler laws to the most complex equations of space mechanics. His educational concern has led him to propose many examples and graphicalillustrations from ESA, but alsofromthe American,Russian,Indian,Japaneseor evenChinese space agencies. These programmes provide scienti?c insights and moreover appear to fascinate the general public, in particular the younger generation. Those wishing to understand the orbital mechanisms behind these programmes will ?nd the explanations they seek in this book.
Title:Satellites: Orbits and MissionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pagesPublished:March 17, 2005Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction Keplerian motion 1.1 Preamble 1.2 Acceleration 1.3 Central acceleration 1.4 Newtonian acceleration 1.5 Keplerian motion : trajectory and period 1.6 The three anomalies 1.7 Representation of the anomalies 1.8 Integrals of motion 1.9 Historical note on universal attraction 1.10 Annex : Ellipses Satellites on keplerian orbit 2.1 Gravitational field 2.2 The N-body and the two-body problem 2.3 Orbital parameters 2.4 Case of quasi-circular orbits 2.5 Keplerian period Satellites on real orbit (perturbed) 3.1 Perturbing forces 3.2 Terrestrial gravitational field (geopotential) 3.3 Perturbations and satellite altitude 3.4 Perturbation method : presentation 3.5 Perturbation method : resolving 3.6 Perturbation method applied to geopotential (J2 term) 3.7 Perturbation method applied to geopotential (general case) 3.8 Different definitions of the period 3.9 Notes on precession motion 3.10 Historical note on geodesy 3.11 Terrestrial geoid 3.12 Annex : Sphere of influence 3.13 Annex : Lagrangian points 3.14 Annex : Legendre's functions 3.15 Annex : Spherical trigonometry 3.16 Annex : Astronomical constants Orbit / Earth / Sun relative motion 4.1 Orbit motion 4.2 Earth motion 4.3 Apparent Sun motion 4.4 Geosynchronism 4.5 Sun-synchronism Orbit and track of the satellite 5.1 Satellite position on its orbit 5.2 Satellite track on circular orbits 5.3 Classification of satellite orbits 5.4 Classification of satellite missions 5.5 Annex : Satellite velocity on circular orbit 5.6 Annex : Duration of the satellite visibility 5.7 Annex : Notions of map projections Orbit relative to the Sun 6.1 Precession cycle 6.2 Overpass time for a Sun-synchronous satellite 6.3 Annex : Duration of the solar eclipse Orbit relative to the Earth 7.1 Constraints for the repeat cycle 7.2 Repeat cycle for a Sun-synchronous satellite 7.3 Repeat cycle for a LEO non-Sun-synchronous satellite 7.4 Repeat cycle for MEO and GEO satellites 7.5 Study of the track grid 7.6 Repeat cycle index 7.7 Variation of the altitude 7.8 Frozen orbit Views from the satellite 8.1 Swath of the instruments 8.2 Viewing geometry related to the swath 8.3 Pixel deformation 8.4 Swath track for a LEO satellite 8.5 View from a GEO satellite Temporal and angular sampling 9.1 Sampling strategy 9.2 Target-satellite direction 9.3 Target-Sun direction 9.4 Sun-target-satellite geometry 9.5 Monthly tables of sampling Satellite of Mars 10.1 Presentation of Planet Mars 10.2 Geodetical and astronomical data 10.3 Satellites on real orbits (perturbed) 10.4 Representation of the track 10.5 Orbits related to the Sun 10.6 Orbits related to Mars 10.7 Views from the satellite 10.8 Temporal and angular sampling 10.9 Annexes related to martian satellites Satellites of other celestial bodies 11.1 Planets of the Solar System 11.2 Geodetical and astronomical data (planets) 11.3 Satellites of planets on real orbits 11.4 Track of planet satellite 11.5 Natural moons of the Solar System 11.6 Geodetical and astronomical data (moons) 11.7 Satellites of natural moons on real orbits 11.8 Track of natural moon satellites Bibliography Index