Handbook of Satellite Orbits, 2014
From Kepler to GPS


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Handbook of Satellite Orbits. From Kepler to GPS
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Fifty years after Sputnik, artificial satellites have become indispensable monitors in many areas, such as economics, meteorology, telecommunications, navigation and remote sensing. The specific orbits are important for the proper functioning of the satellites. This book discusses the great variety of satellite orbits, both in shape (circular to highly elliptical) and properties (geostationary, Sun-synchronous, etc.). This volume starts with an introduction into geodesy. This is followed by a presentation of the fundamental equations of mechanics to explain and demonstrate the properties for all types of orbits. Numerous examples are included, obtained through IXION software developed by the author. The book also includes an exposition of the historical background that is necessary to help the reader understand the main stages of scientific thought from Kepler to GPS. This book is intended for researchers, teachers and students working in the field of satellite technology. Engineers, geographers and all those involved in space exploration will find this information valuable.

Geometry of the Ellipse.- Geodesy.- Geopotential.- Keplerian Motion.- Satellite in Keplerian Orbit.- Satellite in Real (Perturbed) Orbit.- Motion of Orbit, Earth and Sun.- Ground Track of a Satellite.- Orbit and Mission.- Orbit Relative to the Sun: Crossing Times and Eclipse.- Orbit Relative to the Earth: Recurrence and Altitude.- View from the Satellite.- Spatiotemporal and Angular Sampling.- Global Positioning (GPS).- Satellites of Mars.- Satellites of Other Celestial Bodies.
Dr. Michel Capderou is a lecturer at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in undergraduate astronomy courses and graduate level spatial mechanics/astrodynamics courses. He is also a researcher at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD) at the École Polytechnique, where he works on the preparation of satellite missions and IXION software.
Offers a complete and clear presentation of satellite motion, from fundamental equations to applications
Based on the original IXION software, created by the author, which is being used for space missions and educational purposes at universities
Presents topics that are not often found in other works, such as an original study of sampling, the study of artificial satellites around Mars, Venus, the Moon, etc