The Space Technology Library is a series of high-level research books treating a variety of important issues related to space missions. A wide range of space-related topics is covered starting from mission analysis and design, through a description of spacecraft structure to spacecraft attitude determination and control. A number of excellent volumes in the Space Technology Library were provided through the US Air Force Academy's Space Technology Series. The quality of the book series is guaranteed through the efforts of its managing editor and well-respected editorial board. Books in the Space Technology Library are sponsored by ESA, NASA and the United States Department of Defense.