Eccentric Orbits

Eccentric Orbits
Author: John Bloom
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0802192823
ISBN 13: 9780802192820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eccentric Orbits Book Review:

“Good corporate drama . . . an enlightening narrative of how new communications infrastructures often come about.” —The Economist, “A Book of the Year 2016” In the early 1990s, Motorola developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Its constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the future of communication. The only problem was that Iridium the company was a commercial disaster. Only months after launching service, it was $11 billion in debt, burning through $100 million a month and crippled by baroque rate plans and agreements that forced calls through Moscow, Beijing, Fucino, Italy, and elsewhere. Bankruptcy was inevitable—the largest to that point in American history. And when no real buyers seemed to materialize, it looked like Iridium would go down as just a “science experiment.” That is, until Dan Colussy got a wild idea. Colussy, a former head of Pan-Am now retired and working on his golf game in Palm Beach, heard about Motorola’s plans to “de-orbit” the system and decided he would buy Iridium and somehow turn around one of the biggest blunders in the history of business. Impeccably researched and wonderfully told, Eccentric Orbits is a rollicking, unforgettable tale of technological achievement, business failure, the military-industrial complex, and one of the greatest deals of all time. “Deep reporting put forward with epic intentions . . . a story that soars and jumps and dives and digresses . . . [A] big, gutsy, exciting book.” —The Wall Street Journal, “A Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016” “Spellbinding . . . A tireless researcher, Bloom delivers a superlative history . . . A tour de force.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Stellar Rotation

Stellar Rotation
Author: Jean-Louis Tassoul
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2000-04-13
ISBN 10: 1139428322
ISBN 13: 9781139428323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stellar Rotation Book Review:

Like the Earth and planets, stars rotate. Understanding how stars rotate is central to modelling their structure, formation and evolution, and how they interact with their environment and companion stars. This authoritative volume, first published in 2000, provides a lucid introduction to stellar rotation and the definitive reference to the subject. It combines theory and observation in a comprehensive survey of how the rotation of stars affects the structure and evolution of the Sun, single stars and close binaries. This book will be of primary interest to graduate students and researchers studying solar and stellar rotation and close binary systems. It will also appeal to those with a more general interest in solar and stellar physics, star formation, binary stars and the hydrodynamics of rotating fluids - including geophysicists, planetary scientists and plasma physicists.

The True Doctrine of Orbits

The True Doctrine of Orbits
Author: H. G. Rush
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015049796686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students

Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students
Author: Howard D Curtis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2009-10-26
ISBN 10: 0080887848
ISBN 13: 9780080887845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students Book Review:

Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Second Edition, provides an introduction to the basic concepts of space mechanics. These include vector kinematics in three dimensions; Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation; relative motion; the vector-based solution of the classical two-body problem; derivation of Kepler’s equations; orbits in three dimensions; preliminary orbit determination; and orbital maneuvers. The book also covers relative motion and the two-impulse rendezvous problem; interplanetary mission design using patched conics; rigid-body dynamics used to characterize the attitude of a space vehicle; satellite attitude dynamics; and the characteristics and design of multi-stage launch vehicles. Each chapter begins with an outline of key concepts and concludes with problems that are based on the material covered. This text is written for undergraduates who are studying orbital mechanics for the first time and have completed courses in physics, dynamics, and mathematics, including differential equations and applied linear algebra. Graduate students, researchers, and experienced practitioners will also find useful review materials in the book. NEW: Reorganized and improved discusions of coordinate systems, new discussion on perturbations and quarternions NEW: Increased coverage of attitude dynamics, including new Matlab algorithms and examples in chapter 10 New examples and homework problems

Methods of Detecting Exoplanets

Methods of Detecting Exoplanets
Author: Valerio Bozza,Luigi Mancini,Alessandro Sozzetti
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 3319274589
ISBN 13: 9783319274584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods of Detecting Exoplanets Book Review:

In this book, renowned scientists describe the various techniques used to detect and characterize extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, with a view to unveiling the “tricks of the trade” of planet detection to a wider community. The radial velocity method, transit method, microlensing method, and direct imaging method are all clearly explained, drawing attention to their advantages and limitations and highlighting the complementary roles that they can play in improving the characterization of exoplanets’ physical and orbital properties. By probing the planetary frequency at different distances and in different conditions, these techniques are helping astrophysicists to reconstruct the scenarios of planetary formation and to give robust scientific answers to questions regarding the frequency of potentially habitable worlds. Twenty years have passed since the discovery of a Jupiter-mass companion to a main sequence star other than the Sun, heralding the birth of extrasolar planetary research; this book fully conveys the exciting progress that has been achieved during the intervening period.

Motion of an Artificial Satellite in an Eccentric Gravitation Field

Motion of an Artificial Satellite in an Eccentric Gravitation Field
Author: Vladimir Grigorʹevich Demin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1970
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042074982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Prelaunch Analysis of High Eccentricity Orbits

Prelaunch Analysis of High Eccentricity Orbits
Author: Barbara E. Shute
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 29
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112106633610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New Philosophy

The New Philosophy
Author: Calvin Samuel Page
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 808
Release: 1913
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CHI:086623640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation

Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation
Author: Antoine Duquennoy,Michel Mayor
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1992-11-26
ISBN 10: 9780521433587
ISBN 13: 0521433584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation Book Review:

This book discusses the most recent observations on binary stars.

The Motion Evolution of Orbits and Origin of Comets

The Motion  Evolution of Orbits  and Origin of Comets
Author: G.A. Chebotarev,E.I. Kazimirchak-Polonskaya,B.G. Marsden
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401028737
ISBN 13: 9789401028738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Motion Evolution of Orbits and Origin of Comets Book Review:

The many papers by Soviet authors have been translated into English by A. P. Kirillov, N. A. Nikiforova, E. A. Voronov, and others. Some of the papers were trans lated by the authors themselves. The discussion records have been prepared at the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy by V. K. Abalakin, N. A. Belyaev, A. P. Kirillov, V. A. Shor, E. A. Voronov, N. S. Yakhontova, and others. The three papers published in French have been carefully checked by B. Milet. The final editing has been done at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and we thank J. H. Clark, P. D. Gregory, J. E. Kervick, and G. Warren for retyping much of the material. Our special thanks are due to the D. Reidel Publishing Company for the excellent care they have taken in printing these proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 45. G. A. CHEBOT AREV E. I. KAZIMIRCHAK-POLONSKA Y A B. G. MARSDEN INTRODUCTION The idea to organize a Symposium on 'The Motion, Evolution of Orbits, and Origin of Comets' dates back to the IAU thirteenth General Assembly, held in 1967 in Prague. Owing to the impossibility of completing during the General Assembly the discussion on the problem of orbital evolution of comets Professor G. A. Chebotarev, then the newly elected President of IAU Commission 20, initiated the organization of the international symposium in Leningrad where the full scope of cometary problems might be considered from the viewpoint of celestial mechanics.

Baryonic Dark Matter

Baryonic Dark Matter
Author: D. Lynden-Bell,Gerry Gilmore
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1990-03-31
ISBN 10: 9780792306993
ISBN 13: 0792306996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baryonic Dark Matter Book Review:

The visible universe is a small perturbation on the material universe. Zwicky and Sinclair Smith in the 1930s gave evidence of invisible mass in the Coma and Virgo Clusters of Galaxies. Better optical data has only served to confound their critics and the X-ray data confirms that the gravitational potentials are many times larger than those predicted on the basis of the observed stars. Dynamical analyses of individual galaxies have found that significant extra mass is needed to explain their rotational velocities. On much larger scales, tens of megaparsecs, there is suggestive evidence that there is even more mass per unit luminosity. What is this non-luminous stuff of which the universe is made'? How much of it is there? Need there be only one kind of stuff? There are three basic possi bili ties:- all of it is ordinary (baryonic) matter, all of it is some other kind of (non-baryonic) matter, or some of it is baryonic and some is non-baryonic.

Satellite Communication Systems Design

Satellite Communication Systems Design
Author: S. Tirró
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 837
Release: 1993-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780306441479
ISBN 13: 0306441470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satellite Communication Systems Design Book Review:

This systematic and highly readable work provides thorough coverage of background information, techniques and design criteria, and system economics. It provides systems engineers and students training for the aerospace industry with a practical, self-contained guide to the field.

Handbook of Satellite Orbits

Handbook of Satellite Orbits
Author: Michel Capderou
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 922
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN 10: 3319034162
ISBN 13: 9783319034164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Satellite Orbits Book Review:

Fifty years after Sputnik, artificial satellites have become indispensable monitors in many areas, such as economics, meteorology, telecommunications, navigation and remote sensing. The specific orbits are important for the proper functioning of the satellites. This book discusses the great variety of satellite orbits, both in shape (circular to highly elliptical) and properties (geostationary, Sun-synchronous, etc.). This volume starts with an introduction into geodesy. This is followed by a presentation of the fundamental equations of mechanics to explain and demonstrate the properties for all types of orbits. Numerous examples are included, obtained through IXION software developed by the author. The book also includes an exposition of the historical background that is necessary to help the reader understand the main stages of scientific thought from Kepler to GPS. This book is intended for researchers, teachers and students working in the field of satellite technology. Engineers, geographers and all those involved in space exploration will find this information valuable. Michel Capderou’s book is an essential treatise in orbital mechanics for all students, lecturers and practitioners in this field, as well as other aerospace systems engineers. —Charles Elachi, Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Exoplanet Handbook

The Exoplanet Handbook
Author: Michael Perryman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-05-26
ISBN 10: 1139498517
ISBN 13: 9781139498517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exoplanet Handbook Book Review:

Exoplanet research is one of the most explosive subjects in astronomy today. More than 500 exoplanets are now known, and groups world-wide are actively involved in a broad range of observational and theoretical efforts. This book ties together these many avenues of investigation - from the perspectives of observation, technology and theory - to give a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the entire field. All areas of exoplanet investigation are covered, making it a unique and valuable guide for researchers in astronomy and planetary science, including those new to the field. It treats the many different techniques now available for exoplanet detection and characterisation, the broad range of underlying physics, the overlap with related topics in solar system and Earth sciences, and the concepts underpinning future developments. It emphasises the interconnection between the various fields and provides extensive references to more in-depth treatments and reviews.

Space Strategy

Space Strategy
Author: Jean-Luc Lefebvre
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-03-10
ISBN 10: 1119413605
ISBN 13: 9781119413608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Strategy Book Review:

Strategy is the art of thinking about war before it occurs. Noting that space already plays a role in all of today’s wars, Space Strategy studies how conflicts are extending into this new domain. The book defines extra-atmospheric space and focuses on its varying features and constraints. By exploring the opportunities for action provided by different strategic positions, the book analyzes the most plausible combat scenarios from, against and within space. It explains the concepts of militarization, weaponization and martialization of space and shows how space systems constitute an essential component of information literacy – the key to power in the 21st Century. Space Strategy then demonstrates why our society, having become space-dependent, must take appropriate measures to develop its spatioresilience. Finally, the author summarizes his reflections in the form of a mnemonic listing twelve principles of space strategy. Completed by educational appendices and a glossary containing one thousand entries, Space Strategy meets the needs of students, researchers or any other reader curious about expanding their knowledge of strategy.

How to Invent Everything

How to Invent Everything
Author: Ryan North
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0735220166
ISBN 13: 9780735220164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Invent Everything Book Review:

An NPR Best Book of 2018 "How to Invent Everything is such a cool book. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly." --Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and New York Times-bestselling author of What If? The only book you need if you're going back in time What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past. . . and then broke? How would you survive? Could you improve on humanity's original timeline? And how hard would it be to domesticate a giant wombat? With this book as your guide, you'll survive--and thrive--in any period in Earth's history. Bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted--from first principles. This illustrated manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up. Deeply researched, irreverent, and significantly more fun than being eaten by a saber-toothed tiger, How to Invent Everything will make you smarter, more competent, and completely prepared to become the most important and influential person ever. You're about to make history. . . better.

Astronomy by Observation

Astronomy by Observation
Author: Eliza A. Bowen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 90
Release: 1888
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:$C163908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy by Observation Book Review:

Astronomy by Observation: An Elementary Text-Book for High-Schools and Academies by Eliza Bowen A., first published in 1886, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Publications of the Observatory of the University of Michigan

Publications of the Observatory of the University of Michigan
Author: University of Michigan. Observatory
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1916
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015030294956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Publications

Publications
Author: Detroit Observatory
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1916
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:C2611243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Publications of the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Michigan

Publications of the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Michigan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1916
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044078737624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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