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MAE 462: Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

Textooks:

Orbital Mechanics

J. E. Prussing and B. A ConwayTaught in Fall, 2008; Fall, 2010; Spring, 2013.

Syllabus

Lectures: Orbital Mechanics

[Lecture 1] - History of Orbital Mechanics

[Lecture 2] - Invariants

[Lecture 3] - Elliptic Orbits

[Lecture 4] - Orbit Propogation - Kepler's Equation

[Lecture 5] - Hyperbolic Orbits

[Lecture 6] - The Orbital Plane

[Lecture 7] - Converting to and from r and v

[Lecture 8] - Impulsive Orbital Maneuvers

[Lecture 9] - Bi-elliptics and Out-of-Plane Maneuvers

[Lecture 10] - Rendez-Vous and Targeting - Lambert's Problem

[Lecture 11] - Introduction to Rocketry

[Lecture 12] - Orbit Perturbations

[Lecture 13] - The Effect of a Non-Spherical Earth

[Lecture 14] - Interplanetary Mission Planning

[Lecture 15] - Introduction to Attitude Control Systems

[Lecture 16] - Euler's Equations

[Lecture 17] - Stability of Torque-Free Motion