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Design of Mission Operations Systems for Scientific Remote Sensing [Stephen D. Wall and Kenneth W. Ledbetter - 1991] (hardcover)
978-0850668605
Stephen D. Wall and Kenneth W. Ledbetter
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223 pgs, 1991 Taylor & Francis
ISBN 978-0850668605

As remote-sensing missions become longer, the mission operating system (MOS) may determine the entire spacecraft, instrument, and ground system design -- creating the need for this definitive description of available MOSs. Wall and Ledbetter begin with an overview of remote-sensing mission concepts and design processes, followed by a look at the essential elements of any MOS. Throughout the chapters are examples from various missions, but Chapter 7 takes the Magellan mission to Venus as an example bringing all the elements together. Illustrations include five color photographs reconstructed from sensor data.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. Basics of Remote-Sensing Missions
    2. Design Methodology for Operations Systems
    3. Organization, Management, and Staffing
    4. The Uplink Process
    5. The Downlink Process
    6. Anomalies, Contingency Plans, and Adaptivity
    7. An Example - The Magellan Mission Operations
    8. The Future of Mission Operations Systems
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