Astronautical Engineering

Orbital Motion in Strongly Perturbed Environments

Applications to Asteroid, Comet and Planetary Satellite Orbiters

Authors: Scheeres, Daniel J.

  • Provides a completely up-to-date treatment of a very new subject that will be of increasing importance in the future with the number of planned space missions to minor solar system bodies
  • Brings together in a single volume a wide range of material that would otherwise have to be extracted from a variety of mathematical, scientific and engineering textbooks and research papers
  • Shows how a particular practical problem in orbital mechanics may only be solved through careful consideration of all the major classical problems and techniques in astrodynamics
  • Discusses a range of space mission design problems and uses case studies to demonstrate practical solutions for some specific small body missions
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The proposed book will provide a detailed, technical introduction to the analysis of orbital motion in strongly perturbed environments, focusing on motion about small Solar System bodies, such as comets and asteroids. The author shows why such small bodies are of interest and why they can be used as a motivation for the general analysis of orbital mechanics. He shows how it is possible to model the small body environment, including specialised cases such as those of binary asteroids, comets and ‘rubble piles’, and how the fundamental equations of motion are derived. The properties of the various solutions to the equations of motion are described and the methods of analysis and their application are discussed. Both ballistic motion and powered motion on and about small bodies are considered and case studies for different small body missions are presented. The author concludes his comprehensive treatment with a discussion of the mechanics of multi-body small body systems and a review of advanced topics and future applications.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction and Background

    Scheeres, Daniel J.

    Pages 3-22

  • Modeling Small Body Environments

    Scheeres, Daniel J.

    Pages 23-59

  • Non-Perturbed Solutions

    Scheeres, Daniel J.

    Pages 63-86

  • Equations of Motion for a Small Body Orbiter

    Scheeres, Daniel J.

    Pages 87-103

  • Properties of Solution

    Scheeres, Daniel J.

    Pages 105-141

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-03256-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-03255-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43163-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Orbital Motion in Strongly Perturbed Environments
Book Subtitle
Applications to Asteroid, Comet and Planetary Satellite Orbiters
Authors
Series Title
Astronautical Engineering
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03256-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03256-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03255-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43163-0
Series ISSN
2365-9599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 390
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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