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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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MANE 4100 - Spaceflight Mechanics

Review of basic dynamics. Analysis of spacecraft trajectories, target rendezvous, and interception. Hohmann transfer, escape trajectories, interplanetary missions, the restricted three-body problem. Rigid body dynamics with application to gyrodynamics, stabilized platforms, gravity-gradient and spin stabilization of satellites, gyrostats. Selected topics such as drag-free satellites, vehicle launch and reentry, deployment dynamics (time permitting). MATLAB/Simulink is used as a simulation-visualization aid.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: ENGR 2090 Engineering Dynamics and MATH 2400 Introduction to Differential Equations.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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