Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Space Vehicles and Orbital Dynamic


Iowa State Course Substitution

Astrodynamics I

AER E 351

Course Info

International Credits: 0.0
Converted Credits: 0.0
Semester: spring
Country: Spain
Language: English
Course Description:
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS: PROGRAMME 1. Two body problem Conservation laws Conics and orbital elements 2. Kepler's equation Formulation for the elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic cases Numerical solution 3. Orbital maneuvers Fundamentals of spherical trigonometry Hohmann, bielliptic transfers; plane change; phasing maneuvers, electric orbit raising 4. Preliminary orbit determination Gibbs problem, Gauss problem Lambert's problem Porkchop diagrams 5. Perturbations Special perturbation methods General perturbation methods Drag, solar radiation, third body Geopotential and spherical harmonics 6. Interplanetary trajectories Patched-conics method B-Plane targeting 7. Relative motion and rendezvous Clohessy-Wiltshire equations 8. Restricted three body problem Derivation and normalization. Jacobi's energy integral Lagrange libration points Stability and trajectories near Lagrange points 9. Space vehicles: attitude dynamics Quaternions. Free body attitude dynamics Gravity gradient 10. Introduction to space missions and space systems Application orbits, types of missions Spacecraft subsystems


Evaluation Date:
October 19, 2018
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