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Space Technology Library

Planetary Spacecraft Navigation

Authors: Miller, James

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  • Offers an in-depth look into the resources and technologies used at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, including the Deep Space Network
  • Explains the mathematical reasoning behind navigation computer programs
  • Examines the success and failure of real-world navigation theory application in previous space missions
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About this Textbook

This textbook introduces the theories and practical procedures used in planetary spacecraft navigation. Written by a former member of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) navigation team, it delves into the mathematics behind modern digital navigation programs, as well as the numerous technological resources used by JPL as a key player in the field. In addition, the text offers an analysis of navigation theory application in recent missions, with the goal of showing students the relationship between navigation theory and the real-world orchestration of mission operations.


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James Miller worked as the assistant Navigation Team Chief on the Viking Mission to Mars in 1976. In 2000, he received the Mechanics and Control of Flight medal from the AIAA for his design of the navigation system for the first orbiting and landing on the asteroid Eros. Further, he designed a trajectory to leave Earth and orbit the Moon with no propulsive maneuvers. This was the first practical solution of the four-body problem, and it has since been used on the missions Hiten, Genesis, and Grail.  

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78916-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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Softcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Planetary Spacecraft Navigation
Authors
Series Title
Space Technology Library
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78916-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78916-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78915-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07678-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 390
Number of Illustrations
94 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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