Spacecraft Navigation and Guidance

  • Maxwell¬†Noton

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Maxwell Noton
    Pages 1-28
  3. Maxwell Noton
    Pages 29-54
  4. Maxwell Noton
    Pages 81-108
  5. Maxwell Noton
    Pages 109-123
  6. Maxwell Noton
    Pages 125-140
  7. Maxwell Noton
    Pages 141-164
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-181

About this book


The analysis and computational techniques associated with the navigation and guidance of spacecraft are now in a mature state of development. However the documentation has remained dispersed throughout conference papers, journals, company and contract rep orts, making it difficult to get a true, comprehensive picture of the subject. This text brings together the body of literature with suitable attention to the necessary underlying mathematics and computational techniques. It covers in detail the necessary orbital mechanics, orbit determination with emphasis on the SRIF algorithm, gr avity assist manoeuvres and guidance, both ground-based and autonomous. Attention is paid to all phases of a space mission including launch and re-entry, and whether culminating in an earth satellite or a deep space mission to planets or primitive bodies. Software associated with the text is available free to the reader by means of the Internet server of the publisher. 'Spacecraft Navigation and Guidance' is an invaluable aid for all those working within astronautics, aeronautics, and control engineering in general.


Astronautics control control engineering mathematics navigation optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Maxwell¬†Noton
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.British Aerospace - Space SystemsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1585-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-1583-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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