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Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications is rapidly becoming the standard astrodynamics reference for those involved in the business of spaceflight. What sets this book apart is that nearly all of the theoretical mathematics is followed by discussions of practical applications implemented in tested software routines. For example, the book includes a compendium of algorithms that allow students and professionals to determine orbits with high precision using a PC. Without a doubt, when an astrodynamics problem arises in the future, it will become standard practice for engineers to keep this volume close at hand and `look it up in Vallado'. While the first edition was an exceptionally useful and popular book throughout the community, there are a number of reasons why the second edition will be even more so. There are many reworked examples and derivations. Newly introduced topics include ground illumination calculations, Moon rise and set, and a listing of relevant Internet sites. There is an improved and expanded discussion of coordinate systems, orbit determination, and differential correction. Perhaps most important is that all of the software routines described in the book are now available for free in FORTRAN, PASCAL, and C. This makes the second edition an even more valuable text and superb reference.

Table of Contents

1. Equations of Motion. 2. Kepler's Equation and Kepler's Problem. 3. Coordinate and Time Systems. 4. Observations. 5. Celestial Phenomena. 6. Orbital Maneuvering. 7. Initial Orbit Determination. 8. Special Perturbation Techniques. 9. General Perturbation Techniques. 10. Orbit Determination and Estimation. 11. Mission Analysis. Appendix A: Dictionary of Symbols. Appendix B: Modeling the Atmosphere. Appendix C: Mathematical Fundamentals. Appendix D: Constants and Expansions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792369035
Author:
Vallado, David Anthony
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
McClain, Wayne D.
Author:
Vallado, D. a.
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Astrodynamics
Subject:
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Automotive engineering
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd ed.
Series:
Space Technology Library
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20010630
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
980
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1467 gr

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