Technology for Small Spacecraft

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This book reviews the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) small spacecraft technology development. Included are assessments of NASA's technology priorities for relevance to small spacecraft and identification of technology gaps and overlaps. The volume also examines the small spacecraft technology programs of other government agencies and assesses technology efforts in industry.

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Panel on Small Spacecraft Technology, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Systems Engineering and Operations; 5 3 Spacecraft Propulsion Technology; 6 4 Spacecraft Electric Power; 7 5 Spacecraft Structures and Materials; 8 6 Small Spacecraft Communications Technology; 9 7 Guidance and Control Technology; 10 8 Sensors for Small Spacecraft; 11 9 Robotics, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence; 12 10 Launch Vehicle Technology for Small Spacecraft; 13 11 Overall Findings and Recommendations; 14 List of References; 15 Appendix A: Title I of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as Amended (Public Law 85-568); 16 Appendix B: Small Spacecraft Applications; 17 Appendix C: Office of Advanced Concepts and Technology's Small Spacecraft Technology Initiative; 18 Appendix D: Current NASA and DoD Small Spacecraft Programs; 19 Appendix E: Study Participants; 20 Appendix F: NASA Earth-Observing Instruments

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309050753
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 156
  • ID: 9780309050753
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 0309050758

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