Beginning with an examination of the basic principles of physics underlying spacecraft dynamics and control, topics in this highly regarded advanced undergraduate/graduate level text include orbital and attitude maneuvers, orbit establishment and orbit transfer, plane rotation, interplanetary transfer and hyperbolic passage, lunar transfer, reorientation with constant momentum, attitude determination, and attitude adjustment requirements. Includes answers to selected exercises and a new Preface by the author. AUTHOR: Marshall H. Kaplan received his MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and his Ph.
D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Sciences from Stanford. He is Professor of Practice at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland and the author of many articles and contributions to books in the field of astronautics.