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In recent decades, the number of satellites being built and launched into Earth’s orbit has grown immensely, alongside the field of space engineering itself. This book offers an in-depth guide to engineers and professionals seeking to understand the technologies behind Low Earth Orbit satellites.

With access to special spreadsheets that provide the key equations and relationships needed for mastering spacecraft design, this book gives the growing crop of space engineers and professionals the tools and resources they need to prepare their own LEO satellite designs, which is especially useful for designers of small satellites such as those launched by universities. Each chapter breaks down the various mathematics and principles underlying current spacecraft software and hardware designs.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

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Chapter 1. The Space Environment

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Chapter 2. Satellite Missions

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Chapter 3. Orbits and Spacecraft-Related Geometry

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Chapter 4. Electric Power Subsystem Design

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Chapter 5. Spacecraft Communications

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Chapter 6. Spacecraft Digital Hardware

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Chapter 7. Attitude Determination and Control System (ADACS)

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Chapter 8. Spacecraft Software

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Chapter 9. Spacecraft Structure

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Chapter 10. Deployment Mechanisms

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Chapter 11. Propulsion

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Chapter 12. Thermal Design

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Chapter 13. Radiation Hardening, Reliability and Redundancy

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Chapter 14. Integration and Test

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Chapter 15. Launch Vehicles and Payload Interfaces

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Chapter 16. Ground Stations and Ground Support Equipment

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Chapter 17. Spacecraft Operations

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Chapter 18. Low Cost Design and Development

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Chapter 19. Systems Engineering and Program Management

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Chapter 20. A Spacecraft Design Example

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Chapter 21. Downloadable Spreadsheets

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