By Marcel J. Sidi
Satellites are used more and more in telecommunications, clinical learn, surveillance, and meteorology, and those satellites depend seriously at the effectiveness of complicated onboard regulate structures. This 1997 ebook explains the fundamental idea of spacecraft dynamics and regulate and the sensible features of controlling a satellite tv for pc. The emphasis all through is on examining and fixing real-world engineering difficulties. for instance, the writer discusses orbital and rotational dynamics of spacecraft less than numerous environmental stipulations, in addition to the life like constraints imposed via to be had undefined. one of the subject matters lined are orbital dynamics, perspective dynamics, gravity gradient stabilization, unmarried and twin spin stabilization, perspective maneuvers, perspective stabilization, and structural dynamics and liquid sloshing.