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Course Undergraduate
Semester Sem. V
Subject Code AE313
Subject Title Spaceflight Mechanics

Syllabus

Dynamics of Particles: reference frames and rotations – energy, angular momentum.

Two Body Motion: equations of motion – Kepler laws – solution to two-body problem – conics and relations – vis-viva equation – Kepler equation – orbital elements – orbit determination – Lambert problem – satellite tracking – different methods of solution to Lambert problem.

Non-Keplerian Motion: perturbing acceleration – earth aspherical potential – oblateness – third body effects – atmospheric drag effects – application of perturbations.

Orbit Maneuvers: Hohmann transfer – inclination change maneuvers, combined maneuvers, bi-elliptic maneuvers.

Lunar/ Interplanetary Trajectories: sphere of influence – methods of trajectory design – re- stricted three body problem – Lagrangian points.

Text Books

1. Curtis, H. D., Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students , 2 nd ed., Elsevier (2009).

2. Chobotov, V. A., Orbital Mechanics , 3 rd ed., AIAA Edu. Series (2002).

References

1. Wiesel, W. E., Spaceflight Dynamics , 2 nd ed., McGraw-Hill (1996).

2. Brown, C. D., Spacecraft Mission Design , 2 nd ed., AIAA Edu. Series (1998).

3. Escobal, P. R., Methods of Orbit Determination , 2 nd ed., Krieger Pub. Co. (1976).

4. Tewari, A., Atmospheric and Space Flight Dynamics: Modeling and Simulation with MAT- LAB and Simulink , Birkhuser (2007).