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by Peter Berlin

Berlin offers an in-depth look into all the engineering aspects of geostationary satellite design, construction, and launch. Geostationary satellites have opened new doors for the peaceful use of outer space. From vantage points 22,000 miles above the equator, they permit people anywhere on land, at sea, or in the air to communicate with each other, and they provide meteorologists, geologists, and other scientists with photographs of the earth. This book gives equal emphasis to the explanation of launch vehicles, orbital mechanics, the space environment, spacecraft structures, mechanisms, thermal control, telemetry tracking and command, communications technology, meterological payloads, product assurance and testing.
Download The Geostationary Applications Satellite (Cambridge Aerospace Series) epub
ISBN: 0521335256
ISBN13: 978-0521335256
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Transportation
Author: Peter Berlin
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 30, 1988)
Pages: 232 pages
ePUB size: 1865 kb
FB2 size: 1994 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 693
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An excellent introduction to the subject and to satellites in general as much of the subject matter is applicable to non-geostationary spacecraft as well. Yes, it is high-priced and no it isn't 1,000 pages long but a lot of very useful info provided and is an excellent primer.
An excellent short introduction to geostationary satellite albeit a little bit outdated (publication date is 1988) and over priced for a book with about 200 pages of content (without index and front matter). Every important topics are covered, orbital mechanics, propulsion system, thermal control, mechanism, payload, etc. The chapters about orbital mechanics and related topics are a little bit harsh to read but the rest of the book is read easily for someone with some background in engineering (heat transfer, dynamics, etc.). There are some historical mistakes such as the confusion of Tsien Wei Chang with Tisen Hsue-Shen (Qian Xuesen) but overall it is an excellent read.