Satellite Dynamics and Space Missions

  • Giulio Baù
  • Alessandra Celletti
  • Cătălin Bogdan Galeș
  • Giovanni Federico Gronchi

Part of the Springer INdAM Series book series (SINDAMS, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sylvio Ferraz-Mello
    Pages 1-50
  3. Antonio Giorgilli
    Pages 51-114
  4. Anne Lemaître
    Pages 115-157
  5. Daniel J. Scheeres
    Pages 225-256
  6. Massimiliano Vasile
    Pages 257-289

About this book


This book discusses the design of new space missions and their use for a better understanding of the dynamical behaviour of solar system bodies, which is an active field of astrodynamics. Space missions gather data and observations that enable new breakthroughs in our understanding of the origin, evolution and future of our solar system and Earth’s place within it. Covering topics such as satellite and space mission dynamics, celestial mechanics, spacecraft navigation, space exploration applications, artificial satellites, space debris, minor bodies, and tidal evolution, the book presents a collection of contributions given by internationally respected scientists at the summer school “Satellite Dynamics and Space Missions: Theory and Applications of Celestial Mechanics”, held in 2017 at San Martino al Cimino, Viterbo (Italy). This school aimed to teach the latest theories, tools and methods developed for satellite dynamics and space, and as such the book is a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers in the field of celestial mechanics and aerospace engineering.


Celestial Mechanics Astrodynamics Classical Mechanics Space missions Solar System

Editors and affiliations

  • Giulio Baù
    • 1
  • Alessandra Celletti
    • 2
  • Cătălin Bogdan Galeș
    • 3
  • Giovanni Federico Gronchi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomaItaly
  3. 3.Faculty of MathematicsAlexandru Ioan Cuza University of IasiIasiRomania
  4. 4.Department of MathematicsUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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