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Fundamentals of Space Systems

ISBN-10: 0195074971
ISBN-13: 9780195074970
Edition: 1994
List price: $134.50
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Description: This multidisciplinary book is intended for individuals interested in understanding, planning, designing, and managing the design, fabrication, integration, and testing of instruments and systems for use in outer space. The authors provide an  More...

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List price: $134.50
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/26/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 784
Size: 9.30" wide x 6.00" long x 1.70" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

This multidisciplinary book is intended for individuals interested in understanding, planning, designing, and managing the design, fabrication, integration, and testing of instruments and systems for use in outer space. The authors provide an introduction to the development of space instrumentation and spacecraft systems and subsystems by presenting the principles of systems engineering necessary to formulate the development process and the salient technical characteristics of the functional subsystems. The depth is sufficient to permit the reader to generate an initial mission concept within the boundaries of a given set of specifications. The book exposes the reader to the underlying scientific and engineering foundations as well as the current practices so that they will understand how to carry out appropriate tradeoffs. Topics are covered to the depth that should allow the carrying out of the concept design of a space mission by making the trade-offs necessary to satisfy a given set of needs or systems requirements. For the uninitiated or the more narrowly focused space specialists, this book serves to broaden one's perspective and increase the breadth of one's capabilities. An understanding of this material will also permit professionals to carry our broader assignments and begin the transition to careers in systems engineering, aeronautical technical leadership, or managing the development of space systems. The content can also serve as a good introduction to more focused study.

Contributors
Systems Engineering and Management
The Space Environment
Astrodynamics
Spacecraft Propulsion, Launch Systems, and Launch Mechanics
Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control
Space Power Systems
Spacecraft Thermal Control
Spacecraft Configuration and Structural Design
Space Communications
Spacecraft Command and Telemetry
Spacecraft Computer Systems
Embedded Software Systems
Spacecraft Reliability, Quality Assurance, and Radiation Effects
Spacecraft Integration and Test
Space Mission Operations
Nanosatellite Conceptual Design
Appendix: Units, Conversion Factors, and Constants
Index

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