This fourth edition of the bestselling Spacecraft SystemsEngineering title provides the reader with comprehensivecoverage of the design of spacecraft and the implementation ofspace missions, across a wide spectrum of space applications andspace science. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated,with each chapter authored by a recognized expert in thefield. Three chapters - Ground Segment, ProductAssurance and Spacecraft System Engineering - have beenrewritten, and the topic of Assembly, Integration and Verificationhas been introduced as a new chapter, filling a gap in previouseditions.
This edition addresses 'front-end system-levelissues' such as environment, mission analysis and systemengineering, but also progresses to a detailed examination ofsubsystem elements which represents the core of spacecraftdesign. This includes mechanical, electrical and thermalaspects, as well as propulsion and control. This quantitativetreatment is supplemented by an emphasis on the interactionsbetween elements, which deeply influences the process of spacecraftdesign.
Adopted on courses worldwide, Spacecraft SystemsEngineering is already widely respected by students,researchers and practising engineers in the space engineeringsector. It provides a valuable resource for practitioners in a widespectrum of disciplines, including system and subsystem engineers,spacecraft equipment designers, spacecraft operators, spacescientists and those involved in related sectors such as spaceinsurance.
In summary, this is an outstanding resource for aerospaceengineering students, and all those involved in the technicalaspects of design and engineering in the space sector.