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Author Fehse, Wigbert.

Title Automated rendezvous and docking of spacecraft / Wigbert Fehse
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 495 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge aerospace series ; 16
Cambridge aerospace series ; 16.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Symbols; 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 system; 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; Glossary; References; Index
Summary The definitive reference for space engineers on all issues related to rendezvous and docking/berthing (RVD/B), this book provides an overview of the major issues governing approach and mating strategies, and system concepts for rendezvous and docking/berthing. Written for aerospace engineers, students and newcomers to the field
Analysis Handbooks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-485) and index
Notes English
Subject Orbital rendezvous (Space flight)
Space vehicles -- Automatic control
Space vehicles -- Docking.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Space vehicles -- Automatic control.
Space vehicles -- Docking.
Orbital rendezvous (Space flight)
Orbital rendezvous (Space flight)
Space vehicles -- Automatic control.
Space vehicles -- Docking.
Form Electronic book
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