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Low Earth Orbit Satellite Design

Book

Part of the Space Technology Library book series (SPTL, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 1-7
  3. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 9-37
  4. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 39-54
  5. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 55-68
  6. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 69-86
  7. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 87-90
  8. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 91-114
  9. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 115-125
  10. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 127-159
  11. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 161-171
  12. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 173-186
  13. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 187-201
  14. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 203-208
  15. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 209-221
  16. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 223-234
  17. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 235-239
  18. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 241-248
  19. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 249-254
  20. George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    Pages 255-277

About this book

Introduction

In recent decades, the number of satellites being built and launched into Earth’s orbit has grown immensely, alongside the field of space engineering itself. This book offers an in-depth guide to engineers and professionals seeking to understand the technologies behind Low Earth Orbit satellites.

With access to special spreadsheets that provide the key equations and relationships needed for mastering spacecraft design, this book gives the growing crop of space engineers and professionals the tools and resources they need to prepare their own LEO satellite designs, which is especially useful for designers of small satellites such as those launched by universities. Each chapter breaks down the various mathematics and principles underlying current spacecraft software and hardware designs. 

Keywords

low earth orbit satellite satellite design spacecraft engineering satellite software satellite hardware LEO spacecraft LEO Satellite

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.McLeanUSA
  2. 2.CroftonUSA
  3. 3.BethesdaUSA
  4. 4.ArnoldUSA

About the authors

The principal author, Dr. George Sebestyen, has an extensive background helping to design 34 different spacecraft. He founded and was President of Defense Systems, Inc. (now part of ATKOrbital). 

Steve Fujikawa is a spacecraft attitude determination and control system (ADACS) specialist, and the President of Maryland Aerospace Inc.

Mr. Alex Chuchra is a spacecraft thermal design specialist with extensive NASA experience.

Mr. Nick Galassi is a spacecraft structural analyst with NASA and other private spacecraft programs.

The combined expertise of this group has resulted in this brief but comprehensive engineering design handbook to aid the practical LEO spacecraft designer.

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