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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2000. Corr. 9th printing 2013 edition (2005)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 354067280X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3540672807
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,964,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Not many books on the topic of satellite orbits over the past decades have been informative, comprehensive and practical. I am happy to say that this publication does fall into that category. [...] This book should certainly be in the library of students and scientists working in the fields of navigation, geodesy, and spaceflight technology, as well as satellite engineers and operators focusing on spaceflight dynamics." (The Observatory, 2001)

"Satellite Orbits: Models, Methods, and Application would be a valuable addition to the library of any engineer or scientist interested in the practical aspects of orbit prediction and determination. [...] The comprehensive reference list along with the CD supplied codes make this book unique in this area." (Applied Mechanics Reviews, 2002)

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This is a modern textbook that guides the reader through the theory and practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination. Starting from basic principles of orbital mechanics, it covers elaborate force models as well as precise methods of satellite tracking. Emphasis is on numerical treatment and a multitude of algorithms adopted in modern satellite trajectory computation are described in detail.

Numerous exercises and applications are provided and supplemented by a unique collection of computer programs with associated C++ source codes. The CD-ROM that was provided with previous printings of this edition has been replaced by a zip-archive made available on Springer’s ExtraMaterials server

http://extras.springer.com/.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

http://extras.springer.com/.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

http://extras.springer.com/.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

An extensive collection of Internet resources is provided through WWW hyperlinks to detailed and frequently updated online information on spaceflight dynamics.

The book addresses students and scientists working in the field of navigation, geodesy and spaceflight technology, as well as satellite engineers and operators focusing on spaceflight dynamics.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Crawford on 22 Mar 2004
Format: Hardcover
The authors of this book are with DLR (German space agency) and are to be congratulated on producing a readable, practical and quite in-depth guide to satellite orbits and the methods of orbit determination.
It is refreshing to find a book written by those actively involved in doing such work, and this shows in the advice and guidance that runs through the various chapters on the magnitude of various effects and when they can and cannot be ignored. Ever wondered how many Earth gravity terms are needed for useful accuracy? How they relate to the magnitude of typical atmospheric drag forces? Well, chapter 3 has exercises illustrating this and the accompanying CD-ROM has the source code so you can try variations on the same theme.
Indeed, perhaps the CD-ROM alone is enough to justify buying this book. Most engineers prefer to learn by trying things, and the CD-ROM has working code for a reasonably accurate numerical prediction model. There are a few catches, e.g. they simply "turn off" atmospheric drag below the minimum tabulated height, but otherwise it is a very useful starting point for anyone interested in satellite orbits. It features a 20x20 gravity table and is moderately efficient, although the C++ implementation lets this down a bit (as supplied, around 50% of CPU time is spent on new/delete). However, they generally use a numerical integrator that is effectively based on the slatec ddeabm() subroutine. This is a good choice as it offers automatic control of step size and order, simply doing the job efficiently with little additional user input other than the requested tolerance.
As they are interested in high precision orbit determination they only really consider the numerical integration methods, although they do mention the GPS orbit model in the Appendix.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Philip Corneille on 25 April 2003
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Satellite Orbits, Models, Methods and Applications is a great reference on Satellite orbit computation/determination. Chapters include; 1. Around the world in hundred minutes 2. Introductory Astrodynamics 3. Force Model 4.Numerical Integration 5. Time and Reference Systems 6. Satellite Tracking and Observation Models 7. Linearization 8. Orbit Determination and Parameter Estimation 9. Applications + Apendices and list of symbols.
This book’s emphasis is on the mathematical methods and algorithms used in modern satellite trajectory computations. It also contains extensive list of WWW URLs on spaceflight dynamics.
Hardcover book measures 24 X 16 centimeters, contains 370 glossy pages with a dozen of color photos in the first chapter but lots of graphics ( Ground projections of satellite orbits, perturbations of satellite orbits, orbit determination analysis, … ) and comes with a CD-ROM on the applications usable in Win98 / NT4.0 or Linux SUSE 7.2.
Excellent textbook designed for post-graduate students and engineers working in the field of spaceflight dynamics, navigation and geodesy.
Philip CORNEILLE
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding book 11 July 2001
By AK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is a very thorough review of Orbital Mechanics. Current, up to date material that goes from the basics to graduate level. Outstanding CDROM has a lot of source code and compiled applications. The best book I've come across on this subject, highly recommended.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
The best book in the field of numerical astrodynamics so far 19 Oct 2000
By Remco Kroes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book gives a very good overview of numerical orbit determination methods. I would recommend it to anyone who has the basic knowledge of astrodynamics and is interested in orbit determination. It deals with different force models, numerical integration methods, time and reference systems and filter methods. Every chapter has exercises at its end. These exercises are extremely helpfull for understanding the theory of this chapter. The CD-ROM accompanying the book is absolutely great. It contains all source code (C++) for the different exercises in the book.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Superb textbook on Maths of Satellite Orbit determinations 25 April 2003
By Philip Corneille - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Satellite Orbits, Models, Methods and Applications is a great reference on Satellite orbit computation/determination. Chapters include; 1. Around the world in hundred minutes 2. Introductory Astrodynamics 3. Force Model 4.Numerical Integration 5. Time and Reference Systems 6. Satellite Tracking and Observation Models 7. Linearization 8. Orbit Determination and Parameter Estimation 9. Applications + Apendices and list of symbols.
This book�s emphasis is on the mathematical methods and algorithms used in modern satellite trajectory computations. It also contains extensive list of WWW URLs on spaceflight dynamics.
Hardcover book measures 24 X 16 centimeters, contains 370 glossy pages with a dozen of color photos in the first chapter but lots of graphics ( Ground projections of satellite orbits, perturbations of satellite orbits, orbit determination analysis, � ) and comes with a CD-ROM on the applications usable in Win98 / NT4.0 or Linux SUSE 7.2.
Excellent textbook designed for post-graduate students and engineers working in the field of spaceflight dynamics, navigation and geodesy.
Philip CORNEILLE
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent software 8 Mar 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The sections dealing with orbit estimation are very sketchy. Needs to filled out with specific and detailed computational algorithms (e.g. Escobal).
Excellent! software, however.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is NO Satellite Orbits for Dummies..... 24 Aug 2007
By N. P. Duvenage - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I found this book to be extremely well written with just the right mix of explanation and formulaes.

I bought this book in order to complete a project for a University assignment and the CD containing all of the source code in the book, made my life much easier. I could quickly whip up a working prototype of exactly what I needed.

I would recommend this to anyone for who was wondering how Physics and the laws of Nature relate to equations and programming.

To the authors, thank you for a wonderful book - bringing me up to speed in a few short weeks on a very complex subject.
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