A lively study of orbital mechanics by the writer responsible for the computer simulations and systems analysis for the Saturn V moon rocket, Project Skylab and many others. Provides thorough coverage of all background theories, including unusual concepts and paradoxes that will enhance appreciation of this field. Includes discussion of rocket propulsion and optimization of techniques for maximizing payload and minimizing fuel consumption, plus complete coverage of the interaction of space vehicles and space bodies.
An Introduction to Orbital Mechanics.
The Orbital Environment.
Powered Flight Maneuvers.
Boosting a Satellite Into Orbit.
Today's Family of Global Boosters.
Enhancing the Performance of Booster Rockets.
Choosing the Proper Orbit for a Satellite.
Choosing the Proper Constellation Architecture.
Space-Age Technologies for the Twenty-First Century.
About the Author.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 10th October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.35 x 18.2
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1