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Spacecraft Operations

Editors: Uhlig, Thomas, Sellmaier, Florian, Schmidhuber, Michael (Eds.)

  • Deals with all aspects of spaceflight operations as a complete course
  • Authors are well-known experts in their areas of expertise
  • Author work with unique situation that human spaceflight and satellite missions are being operated next door
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About this Textbook

The book describes the basic concepts of spaceflight operations, for both, human and unmanned missions. The basic subsystems of a space vehicle are explained in dedicated chapters, the relationship of spacecraft design and the very unique space environment are laid out. Flight dynamics are taught as well as ground segment requirements. Mission operations are divided into preparation including management aspects, execution and planning. Deep space missions and space robotic operations are included as special cases. The book is based on a course held at the German Space Operation Center (GSOC).

About the authors

Michael Schmidhuber works in the Department for Mission Operations at the German Space Operations Center (GSOC). There he is responsible for satellite operations training. He graduated as an aerospace engineer at the Technical University of Munich in 1994. After working in several positions and affiliations within GSOC, he became a DLR staff member in 2006. The training activities comprise not only staff training but also courses for an external audience in the annual Spacecraft Operations Course at GSOC. Also he is involved in the organization of the bi-annual international SpaceOps Conference.

Thomas Uhlig is Columbus Flight Director at the Columbus Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen and is leading the training for the European ISS flight controllers. He received his physics diploma and his Ph.D. from the University of Regensburg/Germany, where he worked on electromagnetic imaging of nanostructures. After working as scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago he changed into the spaceflight business, where he worked as Payload expert on the Space Shuttle mission STS-122, before he changed in his present position. He was awarded with the Helmholtz price 2005 of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, and is member of the International Astronautical Federation Space Operations Committee. He is author of various scientific articles.

Florian Sellmaier is the head of business development at the German Space Operations Center (GSOC). He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics/Munich in 1996 and also spent some time at CALTECH in Pasadena/USA. After working in the radar and navigations area and as team lead of the Siemens Competence Center for e-Business Applications he joined DLR in 2006. As a project manager he conducted the acquisition and predevelopment of several upcoming mission like OLEV, DEOS and EDRS. He is author of numerous scientific publications in the Astrophysics as well as in the Space Operations area.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Overview Space Segment

    Tatnall, Adrian R. L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Mission Operations

    Ohndorf, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 35-89

  • Communication and Infrastructure

    Gnat, Marcin (et al.)

    Pages 91-118

  • Flight Dynamic Operations

    Kirschner, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 119-166

  • Mission Planning

    Lenzen, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 167-211

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1803-0
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Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1802-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-4848-8
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spacecraft Operations
Editors
  • Thomas Uhlig
  • Florian Sellmaier
  • Michael Schmidhuber
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1803-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1803-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1802-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-4848-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 425
Number of Illustrations and Tables
81 b/w illustrations, 136 illustrations in colour
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