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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE818
Subject Title Space Mission Design


Launch vehicle ascent trajectory design – Reentry trajectory design – Low thrust trajectory de-sign – Satellite constellation design – Rendezvous mission design – Ballistic lunar and interplan-etary trajectory design – Basics of optimal control theory – Mission design elements for variousmissions – Space flight trajectory optimization – Direct and indirect optimization techniques –Restricted 3-body problem – Lagrangian points – Mission design to Lagrangian point

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Osborne, G. F. and Ball, K. J.,Space Vehicle Dynamics, Oxford Univ. Press (1967).

2. Hale, F. J.,Introduction to Space Flight, Prentice Hall (1994).

3. Naidu, D. S.,Optimal Control Systems, CRC Press (2002).

4. Chobotov, V.,Orbital Mechanics, AIAA (2002).

5. Griffin, M. D. and French, J. R.,Space Vehicle Design, 2nd ed., AIAA (2004).

6. Kirk, D. E.,Optimal Control Theory: An Introduction, Dover (1998)