Space Trajectories covers the proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the American Astronautical Society, Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Radiation Incorporated, held on December 14-15, 1959.
The book focuses on the field of trajectory analysis, including orbital and trajectory computations, tracking of satellites, and the use of computer programs in space missions. The selection first tackles satellite and probe orbit determination, general survey of the field, and astrodynamics, as well as theoretical, computational, and operational problems, application to lunar orbits, and contributions of satellite observations. The book then examines trajectory constants and trajectory computation and optimization. Discussions focus on the classical method of orbital computation, effect of uncertainty on interplanetary orbits, masses, diameter, and flattening of planets, and determination of the physical constants of the moon.
The manuscript takes a look at trajectory computation and optimization, trajectory computation in systems design, and computer programs for space missions. Topics include simulation and targeting programs, satellite tracking methods, direct numerical integration, classical methods of orbital computation, and references on trajectory computation and optimization. Space-born computer design, space maneuvers, and re-entry trajectories and problems of hypersonic flow are also mentioned.
The selection is a valuable source of data for astronauts and readers interested in space trajectories.
Military Space: Taking the High Ground
Satellite and Probe Orbit Determination: Past, Present, and Future
General Survey of the Field
Trajectory Computation and Optimization
Trajectory Computation in Systems Design
Part I: General Discussion
Part II: Details of Computational Methods
Computer Programs for Space Missions
Space-Borne Computer Design
Space Maneuvers: Optimization
Re-Entry Trajectories and Problems of Hypersonic Flow
Orbit Determination from Single Pass Doppler Observations
Space Trajectory Instrumentation, Present and Future
Computer Programming Methods
ABMA Orbit Computation Programs
United Aircraft Corporation Computing Programs
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Computing Programs
Satellite Orbit Programs
Polaris Missile Simulation
Orbital Programs Available at Project Space Track
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- © Academic Press 1960
- 1st January 1960
- Academic Press
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