This modern presentation guides readers through the theory and practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination. Starting from the basic principles of orbital mechanics, it covers elaborate force models as well as precise methods of satellite tracking. The accompanying CD-ROM includes source code in C++ and relevant data files for applications. The result is a powerful and unique spaceflight dynamics library, which allows users to easily create software extensions. An extensive collection of frequently updated Internet resources is provided through WWW hyperlinks.
Eberhard Gill, Oliver Montenbruck
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
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26 black & white illustrations, 47 black & white tables, biography