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The Geostationary Applications Satellite

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  • Date Published: December 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521616034

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  • Berlin offers an in-depth look into all the engineering aspects of geostationary satellite design, construction, and launch. Geostationary satellites have opened new doors for the peaceful use of outer space. From vantage points 22,000 miles above the equator, they permit people anywhere on land, at sea, or in the air to communicate with each other, and they provide meteorologists, geologists, and other scientists with photographs of the earth. This book gives equal emphasis to the explanation of launch vehicles, orbital mechanics, the space environment, spacecraft structures, mechanisms, thermal control, telemetry tracking and command, communications technology, meterological payloads, product assurance and testing.

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    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521616034
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of acronyms
    1. Launch vehicles
    2. The transfer orbit
    3. The geostationary orbit
    4. The satellite environment
    5. Structures
    6. Mechanisms
    7. Thermal control
    8. Power supply and conditioning
    9. Propulsion and orbit control
    10. Attitude stabilization, measurement and control
    11. Telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C)
    12. Communications payload
    13. Meteorological payload
    14. Product assurance
    15. Spacecraft development and testing
    Index.

  • Author

    Peter Berlin

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