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Parution du livre de Michel Capderou, "HANDBOOK OF SATELLITE ORBITS - from Kepler to GPS"

Mai 2014 - Sortie du livre: Michel Capderou HANDBOOK OF SATELLITE ORBITS - from Kepler to GPS Springer, 2014

Mai 2014 - Sortie du livre:  
 
Michel Capderou
HANDBOOK OF SATELLITE ORBITS - from Kepler to GPS

Springer, 2014
950 pages, 369 illus., 292 illus. in color.
Foreword by Charles Elachi, JPL Director.
ISBN 978-3-319-03415-7. Hardcover.

Ce livre est la version actualisée et enrichie, en langue anglaise, de "Satellites - de Kepler au GPS", Springer, 2012.



Ce livre traite des orbites des satellites artificiels. L'auteur montre leur grande variété, tant au niveau de leur forme (de circulaires à hautement elliptique) que de leurs propriétés (géostationnaire, héliosynchrone, etc.).

Précédé d'une introduction sur la géodésie, l'ouvrage expose les équations fondamentales de la mécanique spatiale pour ensuite expliquer et démontrer les propriétés relatives à tous les types d'orbites.

La présentation s'appuie sur de très nombreux exemples concrets, obtenus grâce au logiciel IXION, développé par l'auteur, et qui est utilisé depuis plusieurs années en recherche spatiale et comme outil pédégogique.

L'ouvrage intègre en outre des notes historiques afin de sensibiliser le lecteur aux principales étapes de la pensée scientifique qui nous ont conduits de Kepler au GPS.



Michel Capderou
HANDBOOK OF SATELLITE ORBITS - from Kepler to GPS

Springer, 2014
950 pages, 369 illus., 292 illus. in color.
Foreword by Charles Elachi, JPL Director.
ISBN 978-3-319-03415-7. Hardcover.

  • Offers a complete and clear presentation of satellite motion, from fundamental equations to applications
  • Based on the original IXION software, created by the author, which is being used for space missions and educational purposes at universities
  • Presents topics that are not often foundin other works, such as an original study of sampling, the study of artificial satellites around Mars, Venus, the Moon, etc

 
Fifty years after Sputnik, artificial satellites have become indispensable monitors in many areas, such as economics, meteorology, telecommunications, navigation and remote sensing. The specific orbits are important for the proper functioning of the satellites. This book discusses the great variety of satellite orbits, both in shape (circular to highly elliptical) and properties (geostationary, Sun-synchronous, etc.). This volume starts with an introduction into geodesy. This is followed by a presentation of the fundamental equations of mechanics to explain and demonstrate the properties for all types of orbits. Numerous examples are included, obtained through IXION software developed by the author.

The book also includes an exposition of the historical background that is necessary to help the reader understand the main stages of scientific thought from Kepler to GPS.

This book is intended for researchers, teachers and students working in the field of satellite technology. Engineers, geographers and all those involved in space exploration will find this information valuable.


 

Michel Capderou’s book is an essential treatise in orbital mechanics for all students, lecturers and practitioners in this field, as well as other aerospace systems engineers.

Charles Elachi, Director, JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA/CalTech).



 

Content Level
» Research

Keywords
»
Ground Tracking Satellites - IXION Software Application
Planetary Satellite Orbits - Satellite Motion Handbook -
Satellite Orbit Missions - Satellite Orbitography -
Sun-synchronous Satellites - Temporal and Angular Sampling

Related subjects
»
Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences -
Geophysics & Geodesy - Mechanical Engineering

Table of contents:

  • Geometry of the Ellipse.
  • Geodesy.
  • Geopotential.
  • Keplerian Motion.
  • Satellite in Keplerian Orbit.
  • Satellite in Real (Perturbed) Orbit.
  • Motion of Orbit, Earth and Sun.
  • Ground Track of a Satellite.
  • Orbit and Mission.
  • Orbit Relative to the Sun: Crossing Times and Eclipse.
  • Orbit Relative to the Earth: Recurrence and Altitude.
  • View from the Satellite.
  • Spatiotemporal and Angular Sampling.
  • Global Positioning (GPS).
  • Satellites of Mars.
  • Satellites of Other Celestial Bodies.
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