Guidance and Control Technology of Spacecraft on Elliptical Orbit

  • Fucheng Liu
  • Shan Lu
  • Yue Sun

Part of the Navigation: Science and Technology book series (NASTECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Fucheng Liu, Shan Lu, Yue Sun
    Pages 1-6
  3. Fucheng Liu, Shan Lu, Yue Sun
    Pages 7-51
  4. Fucheng Liu, Shan Lu, Yue Sun
    Pages 53-75
  5. Fucheng Liu, Shan Lu, Yue Sun
    Pages 77-116
  6. Fucheng Liu, Shan Lu, Yue Sun
    Pages 117-162
  7. Fucheng Liu, Shan Lu, Yue Sun
    Pages 163-177
  8. Fucheng Liu, Shan Lu, Yue Sun
    Pages 179-192
  9. Fucheng Liu, Shan Lu, Yue Sun
    Pages 193-233
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 235-237

About this book


This book introduces readers to the navigation, guidance and control technologies involved in single-spacecraft, double-spacecraft, and multiple-spacecraft tasks in elliptical orbits. It comprehensively covers the key technologies of guidance, navigation and control (GNC) system design for spacecraft in elliptical orbits, including the orbit design, formation configuration design and maintenance, autonomous navigation technology and relative navigation technology, as well as autonomous rendezvous technology. The methods that this book introduces are very close to actual practical engineering applications and presented in an accessible style.

The book can serve as reference teaching material for senior undergraduates and postgraduates with space navigation related majors, while also providing essential information and guidance for research personnel and engineering technical personnel engaged in the development of GNC systems for spacecraft.


elliptical orbit control system orbit design formation configuration design autonomous navigation relative navigation autonomous rendezvous navigation technology space navigation space rendezvous GNC system

Authors and affiliations

  • Fucheng Liu
    • 1
  • Shan Lu
    • 2
  • Yue Sun
    • 3
  1. 1.Shanghai Aerospace Control Technology InstituteShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Aerospace Control Technology InstituteShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Shanghai Aerospace Control Technology InstituteShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and National Defense Industry Press 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7958-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7959-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0454
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0462
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