Space Mission Analysis and Design

ISBN-10: 1881883019

ISBN-13: 9781881883012

Edition: 2nd 1992

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List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Microcosm Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 904
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

List of Authors and Editors
The Space Mission Analysis and Design Processp. 1
The Space Mission Life Cycle
Definition of Mission Objectives
Preliminary Estimate of Mission Needs, Requirements, and Constraints
Mission Characterizationp. 19
Identifying Alternative Mission Concepts
Identifying Alternative Mission Architectures
Identifying System Drivers
Characterizing the Mission Architecture
Mission Evaluationp. 47
Identification of Driving Requirements
Mission Analysis
Mission Utility
Mission Concept Selection
Requirements Definitionp. 69
Role of Requirements in System Development
Requirements Analysis and Performance Budgeting
Requirements Specification
Summary: The Steps to a Requirements Baseline
Space Mission Geometryp. 93
Introduction to Geometry on the Celestial Sphere
Earth Geometry Viewed from Space
Apparent Motion of Satellites for an Observer on the Earth
Development of Mapping and Pointing Budgets
Introduction to Astrodynamicsp. 129
Keplerian Orbits
Orbit Perturbations
Orbit Maneuvering
Launch Windows
Orbit Maintenance
Orbit and Constellation Designp. 157
The Orbit Design Process
Earth Coverage
The Delta-V Budget
Selecting Orbits for Earth-Referenced Spacecraft
Selecting Transfer, Parking, and Space-Referenced Orbits
Constellation Design
The Space Environment and Survivabilityp. 197
The Space Environment
Hardness and Survivability Requirements
Defining and Sizing Space Payloadsp. 229
Types of Payloads
Overview of Payload Design and Sizing
Subject Trades
Overview of Observation Payloads
Designing Visual and IR Payloads
Payload Sizing
The FireSat Payload
Spacecraft Design and Sizingp. 285
Requirements, Constraints, and the Design Process
Spacecraft Configuration
Design Budgets
Designing the Spacecraft Bus
Integrating the Spacecraft Design
Spacecraft Subsystemsp. 339
Attitude Determination and Control
Command and Data Handling
Structures and Mechanisms
Guidance and Navigation
Spacecraft Manufacture and Testp. 489
Engineering Data
Manufacture of High-Reliability Hardware
Inspection and Quality Assurance
The Qualification Program
Spacecraft Qualification Test Flow
Launch Site Operations
Communications Architecturep. 503
Communications Architecture
Data Rates
Link Design
Sizing the Payload
Special Topics
Mission Operationsp. 553
Overview of Mission Operations
Spacecraft Operations
Personnel Training
Mission Planning
Engineering Support
Ground System Design and Sizingp. 579
The Ground System Design Process
A Ground System's Basic Elements
The Typical Ground System
Alternatives To Building a Dedicated System
Key Design Considerations
Spacecraft Computer Systemsp. 603
Allocating Requirements
Computer Resource Estimation
Development, Test, and Integration
Space Propulsion Systemsp. 637
Propulsion Subsystem Selection and Sizing
Basics of Rocket Propulsion
Types of Rockets
Component Selection and Sizing
Launch Systemsp. 665
Basic Launch Vehicle Considerations
Launch System Selection Process
Determining the Spacecraft Design Envelope and Environments
Space Logistics and Reliabilityp. 693
Space Logistics
Reliability During Space Mission Concept Exploration
Cost Modelingp. 715
Introduction to Cost Analysis
The Parametric Cost Estimation Process
Cost Estimating Relationships
Other Topics
FireSat Example
Limits on Mission Designp. 741
Law and Policy Considerations
Orbital Debris - A Man-made Hazard
Design of Low-Cost Spacecraftp. 767
Designing Low-Cost Space Systems
Small Space Systems Capabilities and Applications
Applying Miniature Satellite Technology to FireSat
Scaling from Large to Small Systems
Economics of Low-Cost Space Systems
Annotated Bibliography on Low-Cost Space Systems
Epilogue. Applying Space Mission Analysis and Designp. 797
Applying SMAD to Later Mission Phases
Lessons Learned from Existing Space Programs
Future Trends
Appendix A. Mass Distribution for Selected Satellitesp. 805
Appendix B. Astronautical and Astrophysical Datap. 807
Appendix C. Standard Notationp. 812
Appendix D. Spherical Geometry Formulasp. 814
Appendix E. Units and Conversion Factorsp. 818
Indexp. 827
Spaceflight Formulas
Fundamental Physical Constants
Spaceflight Constants
Index to Process Tables
Earth Satellite Parameters
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