Interplanetary Mission Analysis and Design

 

This site introduces the book ‘Interplanetary Mission Analysis and Design’ by Stephen Kemble, 2006

Springer-Praxis series in Astronautical Engineering

 

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Contents

*   Table of contents

*  Description

*  Errata   go-to errata pdf

*  Errata-2   go-to errata-2 pdf

*  Errata-3   go-to errata-3 pdf

 

 

 

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Table of Contents

 

1          INTERPLANETARY MISSIONS

            1.1       FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERPLANETARY MISSIONS

            1.2       LEAVING A PLANET

            1.3       PLANET ORBIT SELECTION AND INSERTION

            1.4       TRANSFERS THROUGH THE SOLAR SYSTEM

            1.5       RETURN MISSIONS TO THE PLANETS

 

2          SPACECRAFT PROPULSION

            2.1       PROPULSION BASICS

            2.2       HIGH THRUST SYSTEMS

            2.3       LOW THRUST SYSTEMS

            2.4       PROPULSION SYSTEM CHOICE

 

3          OPTIMISATION

            3.1       THE TRAJECTORY OPTIMISATION PROBLEM

            3.2       TRAJECTORY OPTIMISATION METHODS

            3.3       APPLICATION OF DIRECT TRAJECTORY OPTIMISATION METHODS

            3.4       COMBINING SYSTEM AND TRAJECTORY OPTIMISATIONS: THE OPTIMAL TRANSPORT PROBLEM

 

4          SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

            4.1       MOTION IN MULTI-BODY GRAVITY FIELDS

            4.2       ESCAPE FROM A PLANET

            4.3       PRINCIPLES OF GRAVITY ASSIST MANOEUVRES

            4.4       THE VARIATIONAL EQUATIONS OF LAGRANGE AND GAUSS

            4.5       LOW THRUST TRANSFERS

            4.6       LOW THRUST FOR PLANETARY ESCAPE AND CAPTURE

            4.7       COMBINING LOW-THRUST WITH GRAVITY ASSIST

            4.8       USING MULTI-BODY GRAVITY PERTURBATIONS

            4.9       AEROCAPTURE AND AEROBRAKING

 

5          MISSIONS TO THE PLANETS

            5.1       INTERPLANETARY MISSIONS USING GRAVITY ASSIST

            5.2       LOW THRUST MISSIONS

            5.3       MISSIONS USING GRAVITY ESCAPE AND CAPTURE

 

 

APPENDIX 1:             KEPLERIAN ORBITS

APPENDIX 2: FRAMES OF REFERENCE

APPENDIX 3: THE PLANETS

APPENDIX 4: OPTMIMISING LAUCHER INJECTION

 

 

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Description

 

The diverse range of possibilities for interplanetary missions requires numerous techniques for their analysis and design. These are considered in this book, including the key issues of escaping from a planet, interplanetary transfer and capture at a target planet. Certain ‘classical’ methods for the design of such trajectories have been employed for many years. As missions become more demanding, new techniques have been developed to enable more efficient designs to be realised. These may fully utilise newly evolving propulsion technologies.

 

The objective of this book is to describe a selection of techniques that may be applied to the analysis and design of interplanetary missions. The focus is on methods that enable the efficient solution of the problems considered. Details of the methods are given.

 

A CD is included providing examples of interplanetary in the form of datafiles that may be used in conjunction with an animated trajectory visualisation tool also supplied

 

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Last revised: 03 July 2006