“Advances in Spacecraft Systems and Orbit Determinations”, discusses the
development of new technologies and the limitations of the present technology, used
for interplanetary missions. Various experts have contributed to develop the bridge
between present limitations and technology growth to overcome the limitations. Key
features of this book inform us about the orbit determination techniques based on a
smooth research based on astrophysics.
The development and launch of the fi rst artifi cial satellite Sputnik more than fi ve decades
ago, propelled both the scientifi c and engineering communities to new heights
as they worked together to develop novel solutions to the challenges of spacecraft system
This book, based on the SINTEF Offshore Blowout Database, thoroughly examines U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Norwegian and UK North Sea blowouts that occurred from 1980 to 1994. This book reveals the operations that were in progress at the onset of the blowouts and helps you learn from the mistakes of others.
Engineers use the concepts and methods of mechanics of solids in designing and evaluating tools, machines, and structures, ranging from wrenches to cars to spacecraft. The required educational background for these includes courses in statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, and related subjects. For
example, dynamics of rigid bodies is needed in generalizing the spectrum of service loads on a car,
which is essential in defining the vehicle’s deformations and long-term durability.