By Wren Software, Inc. C. Brown
This article discusses the conceptual levels of project layout, platforms engineering, and orbital mechanics, offering a foundation for figuring out the layout strategy for various parts and services of a spacecraft. assurance contains propulsion and gear platforms, buildings, angle regulate, thermal keep watch over, command and information platforms, and telecommunications. labored examples and workouts are integrated, as well as appendices on acronyms and abbreviations and spacecraft layout facts. The booklet can be utilized for self-study or for a direction in spacecraft layout. Brown directed the staff that produced the Magellan spacecraft, and has taught spacecraft layout on the college of Colorado.
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Separatio devices. cabling. and thermal control equipment necessary to adapt the spacecrafi to the launch vehicle. (The launch vehicle adapter is provided by the spacecrati team. ) Injected mass is the mass of a planetary spacecraft that is accelerated to the Earth departure velocity. Normally this is the cruise mass plus the launch vehicle adapter plus the bum-out mass of the last stage. Launch mass is the total mass of the spacecraft as it rests on the launch vehicle in launch configuration. It includes propellants.
After liftoff. the link to a spacecraft is through tracking and data stations that I, receive the spacecraft downlink and relay it to mission operations and 2) uplink commands to the spacecraft. These stations also use the radio link to provide the range. azimuth. and elevation to the spacecraft. These systems are discussed in more detail in Chapter 9. " 2. 4 Mission operations (MOS). At liftoff a hand-off from the launch team to the MOS team is made as the vehicle leaves the launch pad. In the case of a planetary launch.
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