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Astronautical Engineering

Lunar and Interplanetary Trajectories

Authors: Biesbroek, Robin

  • Provides a clear description of lunar and interplanetary trajectories and how they influence satellite-system design
  • Presents examples of lunar and interplanetary satellite designs based on real missions, helping readers gain an understanding of the driving subsystems of interplanetary and lunar satellites
  • Includes tables and graphs showing features of trajectories
  • Easy to understand and without formulas
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About this book

This book provides readers with a clear description of the types of lunar and interplanetary trajectories, and how they influence satellite-system design. The description follows an engineering rather than a mathematical approach and includes many examples of lunar trajectories, based on real missions. It helps readers gain an understanding of the driving subsystems of interplanetary and lunar satellites. The tables and graphs showing features of trajectories make the book easy to understand. 

About the authors

Robin Biesbroek developed Lunar and Interplanetary trajectory design and optimisation software for more than ten year. His software was used by several space agencies around the world, such as NASA GSFC, NASA JPL, NASA Ames, ESA, KARI and DLR, as well as by several large satellite integrator companies such as Airbus, Thales Alenia Space and Orbital Sciences. He now works as a system engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA).

Reviews

“This book could be described as ‘precise’… the book has more than enough numerical data without adding the analytics. And the information flows along smoothly, as if presenting a case study so the reader won’t get overwhelmed. … this book presents what appears to be a carefully chosen mix of useful data and background information. … this book will have you appreciating all that’s involved with travelling in space.” (Mark Mortimer, universetoday.com, January, 2016)

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eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26983-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26981-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lunar and Interplanetary Trajectories
Authors
Series Title
Astronautical Engineering
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26983-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26983-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26981-8
Series ISSN
2365-9599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 292 illustrations in colour
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