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MAE 6249 : Spacecraft Design
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
MAE
3145
Orbital Mechanics and Spacecraft Dynamics
Orbital Mech & Space Dynamics
Fall 2016
3
Course Type
Lecture
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade

No
No
APSC 2058
Corequisites

10-20

Frequency of Offering
Every Year
Term(s) Offered
Fall
Are there Course Equivalents?
No
 
No
Fee Type


No


Coordinate systems and transformations, rocket equation, two-body problem, orbit transfers, orbit perturbations, attitude dynamics and stability of symmetric spacecraft, environmental and control torques.   
1: Explain the Newtonian gravitational force and gravitational potential between particles 2: Analyze the characteristics of circular, elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic orbits in a two-dimensional plane 3: Describe the geometry of an orbit in a three-dimensional space from orbital elements 4: Find an orbital position as a function of time 5: Design the required velocity change for impulsive orbital maneuvers 6: Apply the method of patched conics for interplanetary spacecraft missions 7: Describe the feasible solutions of the circular restricted three-body problem 8: Use Matlab STK for numerical orbital analyses
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riffat (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14:04:27 GMT): Rollback: Course syllabus should include grading policy, academic integrity statement and disability support statement.
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