Springer Aerospace Technology

Practical Astrodynamics

Authors: de Iaco Veris, Alessandro

  • Covers the theory and practice of the motion and altitude control of space vehicles
  • Presents a multitude of step-by-step numerical examples
  • Provides practical guidance on the solution of all exercises
  • Includes numerous high-quality Illustrations that aid understanding of concepts
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About this Textbook

This modern textbook guides the reader through the theory and practice of the motion and attitude control of space vehicles. It first presents the fundamental principles of spaceflight mechanics and then addresses more complex concepts and applications of perturbation theory, orbit determination and refinement, space propulsion, orbital maneuvers, interplanetary trajectories, gyroscope dynamics, attitude control, and rocket performance. Many algorithms used in the modern practice of trajectory computation are also provided. The numerical treatment of the equations of motion, the related methods, and the tables needed to use them receive particular emphasis. A large collection of bibliographical references (including books, articles, and items from the "gray literature") is provided at the end of each chapter, and attention is drawn to many internet resources available to the reader. The book will be of particular value to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace engineering.

About the authors

Alessandro de Iaco Veris holds a degree in civil engineering and another in aerospace engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Rome. He has also undertaken special training, including a high-level professional course on "Projet, calcul et emploi des fusées spatiales" at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ENSAE) and a course on "Dynamics of Controlled Structures" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a strong proponent of the application of mathematics for practical purposes and in particular for the solution of problems arising in engineering. His experience is in the field of mathematical models and numerical methods for aerodynamics, space flight mechanics, system studies, and mission analysis. His professional interests focus on numerical integration methods used to predict the motion of space vehicles and Earth satellites subject to perturbations.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Two-Body Problem

    de Iaco Veris, Alessandro

    Pages 1-128

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  • Orbit Determination from Observations

    de Iaco Veris, Alessandro

    Pages 129-321

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  • The Central Gravitational Force and Its Perturbations

    de Iaco Veris, Alessandro

    Pages 323-569

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  • Impulsive Orbital Manoeuvres

    de Iaco Veris, Alessandro

    Pages 571-758

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  • Interplanetary Trajectories

    de Iaco Veris, Alessandro

    Pages 759-856

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62220-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62219-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Astrodynamics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Aerospace Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62220-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62220-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62219-4
Series ISSN
1869-1730
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 1309
Number of Illustrations and Tables
259 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
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