House businesses at the moment are knowing that a lot of what has formerly been accomplished utilizing highly advanced and expensive unmarried platform projects-large unmanned and manned satellites (including the current foreign house Station) -can get replaced by way of a couple of smaller satellites networked jointly. the foremost problem of this strategy, specifically making sure the right kind formation flying of a number of craft, is the subject of this moment quantity in Elsevier's Astrodynamics sequence, Spacecraft Formation Flying: Dynamics, keep an eye on and navigation. during this precise textual content, authors Alfriend et al. offer a coherent dialogue of spacecraft relative movement, either within the unperturbed and perturbed settings, clarify the most keep an eye on techniques for regulating relative satellite tv for pc dynamics, utilizing either impulsive and non-stop maneuvers, and current the most materials required for relative navigation. The early chapters supply a origin upon which later discussions are outfitted, making this a whole, standalone providing. meant for graduate scholars, professors and educational researchers within the fields of aerospace and mechanical engineering, arithmetic, astronomy and astrophysics, Spacecraft Formation Flying is a technical but available, forward-thinking consultant to this severe sector of astrodynamics.
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