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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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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.

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