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Introduction to Astrodynamics

  • Malcolm MacdonaldEmail author
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

By definition astrodynamics is a truly modern field of engineering, the study of which dates back only as far as the early pioneers of space technology, such as Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857–1935). It was only realized as a practical field within engineering in the middle of the 20th century, as discussed in Chap. 1, with the onset of the Space Age.

Keywords

True Anomaly Ground Track Jacobi Constant Atmospheric Drag Intermediate Orbit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, Strathclyde Space InstituteUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland

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