Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control

  • James R. Wertz

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xvii-xviii
    2. James R. Wertz
      Pages 1-21
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      Pages 22-35
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      Pages 36-81
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      Pages 82-112
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      Pages 113-152
  3. Attitude Hardware and Data Acquisition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-154
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      Pages 155-216
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      Pages 217-277
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  4. Attitude Determination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-342
    2. Lily C. Chen, James R. Wertz
      Pages 343-361
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      Pages 362-409
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      Pages 410-435
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  5. Attitude Dynamics and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-486
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      Pages 487-509
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      Pages 510-557
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  6. Mission Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 679-680
    2. James R. Wertz
      Pages 681-695
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      Pages 696-713
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 725-858

About this book


Roger D. Werking Head, Attitude Determination and Control Section National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ Goddard Space Flight Center Extensiye work has been done for many years in the areas of attitude determination, attitude prediction, and attitude control. During this time, it has been difficult to obtain reference material that provided a comprehensive overview of attitude support activities. This lack of reference material has made it difficult for those not intimately involved in attitude functions to become acquainted with the ideas and activities which are essential to understanding the various aspects of spacecraft attitude support. As a result, I felt the need for a document which could be used by a variety of persons to obtain an understanding of the work which has been done in support of spacecraft attitude objectives. It is believed that this book, prepared by the Computer Sciences Corporation under the able direction of Dr. James Wertz, provides this type of reference. This book can serve as a reference for individuals involved in mission planning, attitude determination, and attitude dynamics; an introductory textbook for stu­ dents and professionals starting in this field; an information source for experimen­ ters or others involved in spacecraft-related work who need information on spacecraft orientation and how it is determined, but who have neither the time nor the resources to pursue the varied literature on this subject; and a tool for encouraging those who could expand this discipline to do so, because much remains to be done to satisfy future needs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James R. Wertz
    • 1
  1. 1.Microcosm, Inc.TorranceUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-1204-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9907-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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