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Automated Rendezvous and Docking of Spacecraft

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ISBN-10: 0521089867

ISBN-13: 9780521089869

Edition: N/A

Authors: Wigbert Fehse

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Description:

This definitive reference for space engineers provides an overview of the major issues governing approach and mating strategies, and system concepts for rendezvous & docking/berthing (RVD/B). These concerns are addressed and explained in a way that aerospace engineers, students and even newcomers to the field can acquire a basic understanding of RVD/B.
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 516
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Formerly Head of the Navigation and Guidance Section of ESA and ESA's leading rendezvous expert, Wigbert Fehse has worked on a large number of high profile international projects including the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) and Crew Return Vehicle (CRV) currently under development for the International Space Station.

Preface
Introduction
The phases of a rendezvous mission
Orbit dynamics and trajectory elements
Approach safety and collision avoidance
The drivers for the approach strategy
The onboard rendezvous control strategy
Sensors for rendezvous navigation
Mating systems
Space- and ground-system setup
Verification and validation
Motion dynamics
Rendezvous strategies of existing vehicles
Rendezvous vehicles of the ISS scenario
Nomenclature