Spacecraft Thermal Control Synopsis

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.

Spacecraft Thermal Control Press Reviews

...a very readable book, which does not assume much in the way of prior knowledge and provides numerous useful examples. All the key areas are covered, with a level of technical detail that is comprehensive without being overwhelming. --The Aeronautical Journal, February 2015

Book Information

ISBN: 9781845699963
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
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 412 pages
Categories: Astronautics,

About J. Meseguer, Isabe Perez-Grande, Angel (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain) Sanz-Andres

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 ...

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