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Space Technology Library
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Low Earth Orbit Satellite Design

Authors: Sebestyen, G., Fujikawa, S., Galassi, N., Chuchra, A.

  • Contains detailed procedures for designing each spacecraft subsystem, including software
  • Includes over 225 illustrations, graphs, and equations specific to spacecraft hardware and software technologies
  • Provides valuable information about a hot and growing market for small satellite designers and universities
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About this book

In recent decades, the number of satellites being built and launched into Earth’s orbit has grown immensely, alongside the field of space engineering itself. This book offers an in-depth guide to engineers and professionals seeking to understand the technologies behind Low Earth Orbit satellites.

With access to special spreadsheets that provide the key equations and relationships needed for mastering spacecraft design, this book gives the growing crop of space engineers and professionals the tools and resources they need to prepare their own LEO satellite designs, which is especially useful for designers of small satellites such as those launched by universities. Each chapter breaks down the various mathematics and principles underlying current spacecraft software and hardware designs. 

About the authors

The principal author, Dr. George Sebestyen, has an extensive background helping to design 34 different spacecraft. He founded and was President of Defense Systems, Inc. (now part of ATKOrbital). 
Steve Fujikawa is a spacecraft attitude determination and control system (ADACS) specialist, and the President of Maryland Aerospace Inc.
Mr. Alex Chuchra is a spacecraft thermal design specialist with extensive NASA experience.
Mr. Nick Galassi is a spacecraft structural analyst with NASA and other private spacecraft programs.
The combined expertise of this group has resulted in this brief but comprehensive engineering design handbook to aid the practical LEO spacecraft designer.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • The Space Environment

    Pages 1-7

    Sebestyen, George (et al.)

  • Satellite Missions

    Pages 9-37

    Sebestyen, George (et al.)

  • Orbits and Spacecraft-Related Geometry

    Pages 39-54

    Sebestyen, George (et al.)

  • Electric Power Subsystem Design

    Pages 55-68

    Sebestyen, George (et al.)

  • Spacecraft Communications

    Pages 69-86

    Sebestyen, George (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68315-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68314-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88579-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Low Earth Orbit Satellite Design
Authors
Series Title
Space Technology Library
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68315-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68315-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68314-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88579-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 317
Number of Illustrations
65 b/w illustrations, 155 illustrations in colour
Topics