Elements of Spacecraft Design

ISBN-10: 1563475243

ISBN-13: 9781563475245

Edition: 2002

Authors: Charles D. Brown

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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 610
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

Introduction
First Spacecraft
Spacecraft Missions
References
System Engineering
Anatomy of a Spacecraft
Mass Properties
Power
Other Margins
Redundancy Techniques
Launch Vehicle Interface
References
Problems
Orbital Mechanics
Two-Body Motion
Orbital Maneuvers
Observing the Central Body
Special Earth Orbits
Interplanetary Trajectories
Lunar Trajectories
References
Problems
Propulsion
Introduction
Theoretical Rocket Performance
Propulsion Requirements
Monopropellant Systems
Bipropellant Systems
Dual-Mode Systems
Solid Rocket Systems
Cold-Gas Systems
References
Problems
Attitude Control
Requirements Definition
Disturbance Torques
Attitude Determination
Attitude Control Systems
Maneuver Design
Attitude Control Hardware
References
Problems
Power System
Power System Requirements
Solar Arrays
Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators
Batteries
Power Distribution and Control
Estimating Subsystem Mass
References
Problems
Thermal Control
Relationship to Other Subsystems
General Approaches and Options
General Design Methodology
Basic Analytical Equations and Relations
Preliminary Design
Preliminary Design Process
Thermophysical Properties
Design Considerations
References
Problems
Command and Data System
Introduction
Requirements
Data Handling
Command Processing
Spacecraft Computers
Estimating Subsystem Mass and Power
References
Problems
Telecommunication
Fundamentals
Communication Links
Link Design
Communication System Design
Ground Stations
Space Navigation and Tracking
References
Problems
Structures
Introduction
Spacecraft Configuration Design
Structure Design
Mechanisms
References
Problems
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Spacecraft Design Data
Index
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