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Satellites Orbits and Missions

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ISBN-10: 2287213171

ISBN-13: 9782287213175

Edition: 2005

Authors: Michel Capderou, S. Lyle

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This book treats the subject of satellite orbits, showing how the wide range of available orbits can be put to use to satisfy the needs of fields as varied as communications, positioning, remote-sensing, meteorology, and astronomy. The satellite is first discussed in the context of the laws of space mechanics. The various categories of orbit (circular, elliptical, high, low, geostationary, and sun-synchronous) are then presented, together with the problem of sampling (when and how the satellite views its target). There is then a study of specific cases, in particular, applying all the ideas encountered for earth-orbiting satellites to the case of a satellite in orbit around Mars. The…    
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List price: $139.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Springer Paris
Publication date: 3/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Introduction Keplerian motion
Central acceleration
Newtonian acceleration
Keplerian motion : trajectory and period
The three anomalies
Representation of the anomalies
Integrals of motion
Historical note on universal attraction
Annex : Ellipses Satellites on keplerian orbit
Gravitational field
The N-body and the two-body problem
Orbital parameters
Case of quasi-circular orbits
Keplerian period Satellites on real orbit (perturbed)
Perturbing forces
Terrestrial gravitational field (geopotential)
Perturbations and satellite altitude
Perturbation method : presentation
Perturbation method : resolving
Perturbation method applied to geopotential (J2 term)
Perturbation method applied to geopotential (general case)
Different definitions of the period
Notes on precession motion
Historical note on geodesy
Terrestrial geoid
Annex : Sphere of influence
Annex : Lagrangian points
Annex : Legendre's functions
Annex : Spherical trigonometry
Annex : Astronomical constants Orbit / Earth / Sun relative motion
Orbit motion
Earth motion
Apparent Sun motion
Sun-synchronism Orbit and track of the satellite
Satellite position on its orbit
Satellite track on circular orbits
Classification of satellite orbits
Classification of satellite missions
Annex : Satellite velocity on circular orbit
Annex : Duration of the satellite visibility
Annex : Notions of map projections Orbit relative to the Sun
Precession cycle
Overpass time for a Sun-synchronous satellite
Annex : Duration of the solar eclipse Orbit relative to the Earth
Constraints for the repeat cycle
Repeat cycle for a Sun-synchronous satellite
Repeat cycle for a LEO non-Sun-synchronous satellite
Repeat cycle for MEO and GEO satellites
Study of the track grid
Repeat cycle index
Variation of the altitude
Frozen orbit Views from the satellite
Swath of the instruments
Viewing geometry related to the swath
Pixel deformation
Swath track for a LEO satellite
View from a GEO satellite Temporal and angular sampling
Sampling strategy
Target-satellite direction
Target-Sun direction
Sun-target-satellite geometry
Monthly tables of sampling Satellite of Mars
Presentation of Planet Mars
Geodetical and astronomical data
Satellites on real orbits (perturbed)
Representation of the track
Orbits related to the Sun
Orbits related to Mars
Views from the satellite
Temporal and angular sampling
Annexes related to martian satellites Satellites of other celestial bodies
Planets of the Solar System
Geodetical and astronomical data (planets)
Satellites of planets on real orbits
Track of planet satellite
Natural moons of the Solar System
Geodetical and astronomical data (moons)
Satellites of natural moons on real orbits
Track of natural moon satellites