Timothy Sands

Stanford University; Columbia University; Naval Postgraduate School

Dr. Timothy Sands graduated from Columbia University, Stanford University, and the Naval Postgraduate School. He is an Interna-tional Scholar Laureate of the Golden Key International Honor Society, a Fellow of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, panelist of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program, and an interviewer for undergradu-ate admissions at Stanford University. He has published prolifically in archival journals, conference proceedings, books, and book chapters, in addition to giving plenary, keynote, and invitational presentations. He holds one patent in spacecraft attitude control. He is currently the Associate Dean of the Naval Postgrad-uate School’s Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science having previously served as a university chief academic officer, dean, and research center director.

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Spacecraft attitude maneuvers comply with Euler's moment equations, a set of three nonlinear, coupled differential equations. Nonlinearities complicate the mathematical treatment of the seemingly simple action of rotating, and these complications lead to a robust lineage of research. This book is meant for basic scientifically inclined readers, and commences with a chapter on the basics of spaceflight and leverages this remediation to reveal very advanced topics to new spaceflight enthusiasts. The topics learned from reading this text will prepare students and faculties to investigate interesting spaceflight problems in an era where cube satellites have made such investigations attainable by even small universities. It is the fondest hope of the editor and authors that readers enjoy this book.

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