Thermal control systems are an essential element of spacecraft design, ensuring that all parts of the spacecraft remain within acceptable temperature ranges at all times. Spacecraft thermal control describes the fundamentals of thermal control design and reviews current thermal control technologies. The book begins with an overview of space missions and a description of the space environment, followed by coverage of the heat transfer processes relevant to the field. In the third part of the book, current thermal control technologies are described, and in the final part, design, analysis and testing techniques are reviewed.
|Publication date:||6th August 2012|
|Author:||J. Meseguer, Isabe Perez-Grande, Angel (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain) Sanz-Andres|
|Publisher:||Woodhead Publishing Ltd an imprint of Elsevier Science & Technology|
Professor Jose Meseguer is a Full Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), and the Director of IDR/UPM, an Institute of UPM for Aerospace Research and Development activities; he has worked in several ESA/ESTEC contracts on thermal control (Spacecraft Thermal Control Design Data Handbook). Dr Isabel Perez-Grande is Associate Professor of Thermodynamics at UPM, and the Head of the Thermal Control Division of IDR/UPM. She was responsible for the thermal control design and testing of the satellite UPM-Sat 1, as well as the thermal control of several instruments for ESA missions. Professor Angel Sanz-Andres ...More About J. Meseguer, Isabe Perez-Grande, Angel (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain) Sanz-Andres