Orbital dancing

  • Davide Sivolella
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Science fiction movies have accustomed us to spaceships that fly in space as if they were advanced jet fighters. But the reality is very different. Flying in space requires careful planning and coordination between the crew of the vehicle and controllers on the ground or aboard a space station towards which it is heading or from which it is departing.


International Space Station Hubble Space Telescope Solar Array Star Tracker Service Mission 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Sivolella
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  1. 1.Aerospace Engineer, Thomson AirwaysLondon Luton AirportLondonUnited Kingdom

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