This title analyzes distributed Earth observation missions from different perspectives. In particular, the issues arising when the payloads are distributed on different satellites are considered from both the theoretical and practical points of view. Moreover, the problems of designing, measuring, and controlling relative trajectories are thoroughly presented in relation to theory and applicable technologies. Then, the technological challenges to design satellites able to support such missions are tackled. An ample and detailed description of missions and studies complements the book subject.
A definitive reference in its field, this book provides an extensive description of studies of Earth using remote sensing missions that build on formation flying
Focuses on distributed space missions with application to Earth observation, with special emphasis on radar payloads
Analysis is complemented with a detailed description of the most relevant missions and studies