Optical Payloads for Space Missions is a comprehensive collection of optical spacecraft payloads with contributions by leading international rocket-scientists and instrument builders.
- Covers various applications, including earth observation, communications, navigation, weather, and sciencesatellites and deep space exploration
- Each chapter covers one or more specific optical payload
- Contains a review chapter which provides readers with an overview on the background, current status,trends, and future prospects of the optical payloads
- Provides information on the principles of the optical spacecraft payloads, missions’ background, motivation and challenges, as well as the scientific returns, benefits and applications
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