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Spacecraft Reference
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Spacecraft Reference

Spacecraft Reference

(OP)
Hi,

I have been reading some manuals especially from NASA, I wonder if there is any good reference like airframe design, MCNiu, for spacecraft?

Thanks a lot!

RE: Spacecraft Reference

I doubt it ... I'd look for training course material. Maybe MIT's opencourseware ?

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Spacecraft Reference

Sorry... my sad-brain thinking-out-loud...

What KIND of spacecraft???

Unmanned
Optionally-manned
Manned-Crewed
Manned-Colonizing
Special-purpose/one-use
Multi-purpose, reusable, indefinite-life

Micro/Mini [CubeSat]
Communications
Weather/earth-observing
Surveillance/spy
Space Observatories
In-space servicing or boost modules
Lunar-orbiter/Landers
Planet-orbiter/observing
Planet-landing/roving
Solar Orbiting
Deep-Space Fly-By

General configuration/layout [mission specific]
Structures
Basic systems
Insulation and thermal control
Power/thrust generation systems [solar, nuclear, Ion, chemical, gyro, etc]
Sensors and cameras
Life-support [vehicles]
life-support [space/planet-suits]
Antennas/communications
Launch vehicles
Launch-payload fairings/enclosures/boosters
'Origami-folding/unfolding mechanisms/procedures' [for launch-vehicle packaging]
Service/support
Space Environment
Ballistics and orbital mechanics/trajectories
Aerodynamics/dynamics
Re-entry/lander vehicles [heat shields, propulsion, etc]
Wings/stabilizers and/or aero-decelerators [parachutes]
Failure and accident analysis
etc...

NOTE. There are great documents for 'learning about' all of these topics [including some with lessons learned]... and bunches, more.

My brain hurts... it is impossible to know-it-all... but it is possible to know some-things important about every aspect. Get Curious... dive-deep... then choose.

Regards, Wil Taylor
o Trust - But Verify!
o We believe to be true what we prefer to be true. [Unknown]
o For those who believe, no proof is required; for those who cannot believe, no proof is possible. [variation,Stuart Chase]
o Unfortunately, in science what You 'believe' is irrelevant. ["Orion", Homebuiltairplanes.com forum]

RE: Spacecraft Reference

Just for clarity, a spacecraft would not have an "airframe."

I would start looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CubeSat This is the gamechanger for satellite designs, as the cost of entry is very cheap, and there are lots of people working cubesats. If the Wiki article is to be believed, I could launch a 1U satellite on my own, ignoring the development costs. Because it's cheap, lots of people working on them, and lots of documentation and reports to be found; you just have to do the search.

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RE: Spacecraft Reference

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IR... good call for a 'beginner'... lots of published [some free] info... only gets a lot harder!

Sample…

CubeSat Handbook: From Mission Design to Operations
https://www.abe.pl/en/book/9780128178850/cubesat-h...

CubeSat101 - Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developer
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/fil...

CubeSat Design & Build
https://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/sites/spacegran...

CubeSat General Subsystem Performance Specification
https://www.sjsu.edu/ae/docs/project-thesis/Amy.Ra...

CubeSat Design Specification
https://srl.utu.fi/AuxDOC/tke/radmon/cubesat_stand...

Princeton Satellite Systems
https://www.psatellite.com/products/sct/cubesat-to...

Handbook of Small Satellites
https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007/97...

Regards, Wil Taylor
o Trust - But Verify!
o We believe to be true what we prefer to be true. [Unknown]
o For those who believe, no proof is required; for those who cannot believe, no proof is possible. [variation,Stuart Chase]
o Unfortunately, in science what You 'believe' is irrelevant. ["Orion", Homebuiltairplanes.com forum]

RE: Spacecraft Reference

(OP)
Thanks a lot! Especially Taylor.

I'm actually referring to microsatellite... bigsmile

RE: Spacecraft Reference

ALSO, for giggles... AIAA textbook... ELEMENTS OF SPACECRAFT DESIGN [AIAA, 2002], ISBN 978-1-56347-524-5

Regards, Wil Taylor
o Trust - But Verify!
o We believe to be true what we prefer to be true. [Unknown]
o For those who believe, no proof is required; for those who cannot believe, no proof is possible. [variation,Stuart Chase]
o Unfortunately, in science what You 'believe' is irrelevant. ["Orion", Homebuiltairplanes.com forum]

RE: Spacecraft Reference

(OP)
Thanks Taylor and IRstuff!

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