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Automated Rendezvous and Docking of Spacecraft

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Part of Cambridge Aerospace Series

  • Date Published: November 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521089869

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  • This definitive reference for space engineers provides an overview of the major issues governing approach and mating strategies, and system concepts for rendezvous & docking/berthing (RVD/B). These concerns are addressed and explained in a way that aerospace engineers, students and even newcomers to the field can acquire a basic understanding of RVD/B.

    • Exclusively on docking of spacecraft
    • Covers mechanical systems, control systems and mission design
    • Comprehensive
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    "This book is described as being the definitive reference for space engineers on all issues related to rendevous and docking of spacecraft, and I would tend to agree. It draws together a wealth of information on the subject, from basic principles through to detailed examples." Aeronautical Journal, Dr. Peter Roberts, Cranfield University

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    • Date Published: November 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521089869
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • contains: 245 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. The phases of a rendezvous mission
    3. Orbit dynamics and trajectory elements
    4. Approach safety and collision avoidance
    5. The drivers for the approach strategy
    6. The onboard rendezvous control strategy
    7. Sensors for rendezvous navigation
    8. Mating systems
    9. Space- and ground-system setup
    10. Verification and validation
    Appendix A. Motion dynamics
    Appendix B. Rendezvous strategies of existing vehicles
    Appendix C. Rendezvous vehicles of the ISS scenario
    Appendix D. Nomenclature.

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  • Author

    Wigbert Fehse, European Space Technology Centre, The Netherlands
    Formerly Head of the Navigation and Guidance Section of ESA and ESA's leading rendezvous expert, Wigbert Fehse has worked on a large number of high profile international projects including the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) and Crew Return Vehicle (CRV) currently under development for the International Space Station.

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