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MAE 425LEC Spacecraft Dynamics and Control


Introduces the concepts of spacecraft orbital mechanics and attitude dynamics. Orbital mechanics is the study of the positional motion, while attitude dynamics describes the orientation of the spacecraft. Topics include: review of rotational kinematics and dynamics, orbital mechanics, gravity turn and trajectory optimization, orbit lifetimes, three-body problem, orbit perturbations, orbit determination, spacecraft dynamics, spinning and three-axis stabilized spacecraft, and attitude determination.

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: MAE 345 and 376. Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Majors Only.
Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:33:43