Chapter 8. Collision Avoidance Systems
Michael J. Eiden, Dipl. Ing.
Senior Advisor for Multidisciplinary Mechanical Systems, European Space Research and Technology Center, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, the Netherlands
8.1 Docking Systems and Operations
By Dr. Andrey V. Yaskevich
8.2 Descent and Landing Systems
By Michael J. Eiden, Dipl. Ing.
Collision avoidance systems for space applications cover a wide range of safety critical functions and key enabling elements for space mission scenarios. They comprise on-orbit rendezvous and docking systems, essential for crewed and non-crewed space missions, as well as entry, descent, and landing systems. The latter are the keys to successful recovery of capsules with crew or payloads from ...