Handbook of Satellite Orbits

From Kepler to GPS

Authors: Capderou, Michel

  • Offers a complete and clear presentation of satellite motion, from fundamental equations to applications
  • Based on the original IXION software, created by the author, which is being used for space missions and educational purposes at universities
  • Presents topics that are not often found in other works, such as an original study of sampling, the study of artificial satellites around Mars, Venus, the Moon, etc
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About this book

Fifty years after Sputnik, artificial satellites have become indispensable monitors in many areas, such as economics, meteorology, telecommunications, navigation and remote sensing. The specific orbits are important for the proper functioning of the satellites. This book discusses the great variety of satellite orbits, both in shape (circular to highly elliptical) and properties (geostationary, Sun-synchronous, etc.). This volume starts with an introduction into geodesy. This is followed by a presentation of the fundamental equations of mechanics to explain and demonstrate the properties for all types of orbits. Numerous examples are included, obtained through IXION software developed by the author. The book also includes an exposition of the historical background that is necessary to help the reader understand the main stages of scientific thought from Kepler to GPS.

This book is intended for researchers, teachers and students working in the field of satellite technology. Engineers, geographers and all those involved in space exploration will find this information valuable.

Michel Capderou’s book is an essential treatise in orbital mechanics for all students, lecturers and practitioners in this field, as well as other aerospace systems engineers.

—Charles Elachi, Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

About the authors

Dr. Michel Capderou is a lecturer at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in undergraduate astronomy courses and graduate level spatial mechanics/astrodynamics courses. He is also a researcher at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD) at the École Polytechnique, where he works on the preparation of satellite missions and IXION software.

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eBook $439.00
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Hardcover $559.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $559.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34421-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Satellite Orbits
Book Subtitle
From Kepler to GPS
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03416-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03416-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03415-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34421-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 922
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations, 292 illustrations in colour
Topics