Flexible Spacecraft Dynamics, Control and Guidance

Technologies by Giovanni Campolo

  • Leonardo¬†Mazzini

Part of the Springer Aerospace Technology book series (SAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 325-363

About this book


This book is an up-to-date compendium on spacecraft attitude and orbit control (AOC) that offers a systematic and complete treatment of the subject with the aim of imparting the theoretical and practical knowledge that is required by designers, engineers, and researchers. After an introduction on the kinematics of the flexible and agile space vehicles, the modern architecture and functions of an AOC system are described and the main AOC modes reviewed with possible design solutions and examples. The dynamics of the flexible body in space are then considered using an original Lagrangian approach suitable for the control applications of large space flexible structures. Subsequent chapters address optimal control theory, attitude control methods, and orbit control applications, including the optimal orbital transfer with finite and infinite thrust. The theory is integrated with a description of current propulsion systems, with the focus especially on the new electric propulsion systems and state of the art sensors and actuators.


Attitude Control Methods Flexible Satellite Optimal Control Theory Orbital Control Orbital Dynamic Satellite Attitude Control System Spacecraft Propulsion

Authors and affiliations

  • Leonardo¬†Mazzini
    • 1
  1. 1.Thales Alenia Space ItaliaRomaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25538-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25540-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-1730
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-1749
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