LUNAR AND INTERPLANETARY TRAJECTORIES Lunar and Interplanetary Trajectories gives a clear description of the types of lunar and interplanetary trajectories, and how they influence satellite-system design. It helps readers gain an understanding of the driving subsystems of interplanetary and lunar satellites. It follows an engineering rather than a mathematical approach; for example, it explains propulsion options and their impact on the propellant described. The book includes numerous examples of lunar trajectories based on real missions carried out by various space agencies, and the many tables and graphs make it easy to understand.

Trajectories are described from the launch to the final disposal of the satellite, including:

Table of Contents


1. Launching to Interplanetary Orbits
2. Transfer to a Planet
3. Gravity Assist Maneuvers
4. Deep-Space Maneuvers
5. Lunar Transfers
6. Arrival Conditions
7. Planetary Orbits
8. Auxiliary Calculations

Appendix A: Supporting Data for the Plots

Extent: 227 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2016
ISBN: 978-3-319-26981-8

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