Spacecraft Operations

  • Thomas Uhlig
  • Florian Sellmaier
  • Michael Schmidhuber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Adrian R. L. Tatnall, Felix Huber
    Pages 1-34
  3. Andreas Ohndorf, Sabrina Eberle, Thomas Uhlig, Ralf Faller, Michael Schmidhuber, Ralph Ballweg
    Pages 35-89
  4. Marcin Gnat, Michael Schmidhuber
    Pages 91-118
  5. Michael Kirschner, Jacobus Herman, Ralph Kahle
    Pages 119-166
  6. Christoph Lenzen, Tobias Göttfert, Falk Mrowka, Thomas Uhlig, Dennis Herrmann, Jérôme Campan
    Pages 167-211
  7. Michael Schmidhuber, Sebastian Löw, Kay Müller, Sina Scholz, Franck Chatel, Ralf Faller et al.
    Pages 213-323
  8. Jérôme Campan, Thomas Uhlig, Dennis Herrmann, Florian Sellmaier, Paolo Ferri, Stephan Ulamec
    Pages 325-415
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 417-425

About this book


The book describes the basic concepts of spaceflight operations, for both, human and unmanned missions. The basic subsystems of a space vehicle are explained in dedicated chapters, the relationship of spacecraft design and the very unique space environment are laid out. Flight dynamics are taught as well as ground segment requirements. Mission operations are divided into preparation including management aspects, execution and planning. Deep space missions and space robotic operations are included as special cases. The book is based on a course held at the German Space Operation Center (GSOC).


Ground Segment for Space Operations Mission Control Spacecraft Subsystems Spaceflight Operations

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Uhlig
    • 1
  • Florian Sellmaier
    • 2
  • Michael Schmidhuber
    • 3
  1. 1.Columbus Control CenterGerman Aerospace Center DLRWesslingGermany
  2. 2.German Aerospace Center DLRWesslingGermany
  3. 3.German Aerospace Center DLRWesslingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1802-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1803-0
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