3R13. Satellite Orbits: Models, Methods, and Applications. - O Montenbruck and E Gill (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt, Oberpfaffenhofen, Postfach 1116, Wea´ling, 82230, Germany). Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 2000. 369 pp. CD-ROM included. ISBN 3-540-67280-X. $65.00.

Reviewed by FH Lutze (Dept of Aerospace and Ocean Eng, VPI, Blacksburg VA 24061-0203).

This book is intended to be a “comprehensive textbook that guides the reader through the theory and practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination.” This reviewer believes the book does just that. However, it is stated that it is intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses, and for professionals on the job. The undergraduate would likely have to struggle with the material presented in the book for two reasons. One is that s/he would not have a sufficient background in all the areas covered, and the other is that a...

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