Summary: SPACEFLIGHT MECHANICS MANE 4100
Winter term, 2009 Class Hours: Tu, F 2:00-3:50 PM Room: Troy 2018
Kurt S. Anderson
Office: JEC 4006 Phone: 276-2339 E-Mail: email@example.com
Office Hours: M 3:30-4:30 PM, W 9:00-10:00 AM, Th 3:00-4:00 PM (or by appointment).
TA: There is no TA for this course
Analysis of basic aspects of spacecraft orbital and attitude dynamics. Analysis of spacecraft trajectories, target
rendezvous, and interception; Rocket thrust problem, Holman transfer, escape trajectory, interplanetary missions,
gravity assist, and the restricted three body problem. Rigid body dynamics as it relates to gyrodynamics, spin and
gravity gradient stabilization.
Required "text" for this course is are:
Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, by Howard Curtiss, Elsevier Pub. 2005
Other texts which may be helpful:
ENGR-2090 text, by Beer and Johnston or equivalent
Introduction to Space Dynamic (ISD), by W. T. Thomson, Dover Pub. 1986
Fundamentals of Astrodynamics (FoA), by R.R. Bates, D.D. Mueller, J.E. White, Dover Pub., 1971.
ENGR 2090 (Engineering Dynamics), MANE 2060 and MATH 2400 ( Intro. to Differential Equations) or equivalents