Contents

Foreword

vii

Preface

ix

Acknowledgments

xiii

1 A Brief History of Space

1

2 Basic Orbits

23

3 Real Orbits

49

4 Beyond Circles and Ellipses

69

5 Getting to Orbit

91

6 Something About Environment

115

7 Spacecraft Design

143

8 Subsystem Design: I Like Your Attitude

157

9 More Subsystem Design

171

10 Space in the 21st Century

211

11 Space: The Final Frontier?

Index

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