The Logic Of Microspace by R. FleeterThe Logic Of Microspace by R. Fleeter

The Logic Of Microspace

byR. Fleeter

Paperback | October 15, 2012

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Welcome to The Logic of Microspace I'd like to say welcome to a brand new book, but in the interest of keeping my closet skeleton-free, I'll admit it's not entirely new. But neither are small satellites. While microspace practitioners might build a satellite in a year or even six months, it still takes a year or more of brainstorming to really get the bugs out of the mission concept, bureaucracies need years to get them under contract, and the launching pro­ cess is a bit more than a matter of stepping up to the turnstile with the appropriate number of quarters to drop into the slot. Or maybe that's a pretty good model, since it would take a few years (four is my estimate) to drop ten million quarters into a slot. Books are not that different - writing them takes forever minus epsilon, and the pro­ duction process is long. Plus, in another assault on "new," The Logic of Microspace includes, as one of its three major sections, an updated version of the wildly popular (ok, the popular) Micro Space Craft.
Rick Fleeteris founder and President of the small spacecraft company, AeroAstro. He has built more than 20 successful small satellites.
Title:The Logic Of MicrospaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:447 pagesPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401058520

ISBN - 13:9789401058520


Table of Contents

1: Microspacecraft.- 1. Why Are We Here?.- 2. Propulsion - Or, How to Get There?.- 3. Orbit Mechanics - Or, What Keeps These Things Up, Anyway?.- 4. Orbit Mechanics II: The Movie.- 5. You Send Me: Orbit Mechanics III 47.- 6. Magnetic Attractions.- 7. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Radio, Part I: Shatter the Myth of the Digital Miracle?.- 8. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Radio, Part II: Faster than a Speeding Bullet.- 9. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Radio, Part III: What's Up, Doc?.- 10. Thermal Dynamics: Tough Talk About Temperature. A short, virtually painless, and occasionally philosophical look at spacecraft thermostatics and thermodynamics.- 11. You got an Attitude, Buddy? A Primer on Small Satellite Stability and Control.- 12. Memory Systems of Spacecraft-or- Memory - What Is It Good For?.- 13. Mechanisms: The Nuts and Bolts of Small Satellites.- 14. Batteries Not Included.- 15. Bring'Em Up Clean.- 16. Choosing A Launch Site.- 17. Satellite Constellations.- II: Missions and Management Reliability Section 1: Missions.- 1. The Smallest Show on Earth or, Tom Thumb in the Big Top.- 2. Telepresence: Paul Bunyan Takes a Hike.- 3. Being Disruptive - or - Lessons from the Ever-Expanding Backpack.- 4. More of Less is More: The Logic of Microspace.- 5. The One-Bit Sound Bite.- 6. Nothing Is Cost-Optimized.- 7. What Came First, Chickens or Eggs-Really? Some Recipes.- II: Missions and Reliability Section 2: Reliability.- 1. The Mantra of Reliability.- 2. Fun with Parts.- 3. The Logic of Auto Parts.- 4. Darwin Predated Satellites but Engineering Obsoletes Evolution.- 5. Baby Boomer Risk Reduction: Revisiting the Clean Room.- 6. Engineering Religion.- 7. Where to Look for Historical Underpinnings, Term Definitions, and Revolutionary Zeal.- II: Missions and Reliability Section 3: Critical Design Review.- 1. Critical Design Review: A Meditation.- 2. The Dilbert Wars: The Front Lines of Program Management.- 3. Killing the Wooly Mammoth.- 4. What Mood Is Your Program in?.- 5. Developing a Program Plan.- 6. The Future: A Lot of Unknowables, a Few Inevitables.- 7. Space History and a Possible Future.- III: A Wrinkle in Microspace.