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by Peter Fortescue,John Stark

This volume argues that the most important aspect of spacecraft system design is the ability to identify which aspects of the mission and which elements of the design influence the type of satellite and meet specific mission requirements. Spacecraft system design is influenced by the nature of payloads, commercial and political influences, and reliability factors. The complex interactions between craft subsystems are also considered.
Download Spacecraft Systems Engineering epub
ISBN: 0471957925
ISBN13: 978-0471957928
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: Peter Fortescue,John Stark
Language: English
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2nd edition (July 31, 1995)
Pages: 608 pages
ePUB size: 1316 kb
FB2 size: 1930 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 859
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Having taken a spacecraft course that utilized Fortescue and Stark as its primary text, I can say that I thought it was a horrible choice.
While the bulk of the material is an excellent overview of the topic, introducing subject matter in all areas (attitude control, propulsion, orbit manuevers etc.), the theoretical proof in the text leave much to be desired.
The text offers virtually no examples of the math it introduces, and thus, makes it very diffcult to apply any of the information that it presents. It is well developed for almost liberal arts type reading, but I did not feel it served very well as a science and engineering text.
I am about fifteen and I am very interested in engineering, so I bought this book. I will tell you that this has tought me so much about engineering and the importance of math. It contains equations for everything from life support systems to propulsion systems. I would reccomend this for anyone interested in working in the field of spacecraft engineering or just has 70 bucks to spend on an interesting insight into what it takes to build a spacecraft. I have talked to some engineers and they told me that this book will get you on your way to a carrer in this field. It covers all systems and in great detail even if you want to build your own minicraft(science fair, worked too. Well that is all.