The space flight mechanics is the first course in graduate and undergraduate courses.
advanced course on space flight mechanics gets specialized in the sub streams of space
The proposed course even though is introductory but effort will be made
to expose to the complicacies of the sub streams in space flight mechanics.
So that student
get exposure to the various aspects of the subject and can appreciate the complicacies
involved which will further imbue curiosity to understand this subject and explore.
though the main thrust will be on the space flight mechanics but the subject will be
enriched with the introduction to rockets which will make the subject matter.
the sense that from the starting phase of launching of a satellite to its orbit maintenance
and determination will be covered to give the students a complete glimpse of the subject
matter without which it will remain a theoretical exercise which many text books available
in this area can provide.
A number of problems will be solved to enhance the
understanding of the subject matter and besides, many unsolved problems will be
provided with answers to further test the student's learning.
Introduction to Space Flight Mechanics, Central Force Motion, Coordinate
System, Orbit Parameterization and Determination, Orbit Transfer, Satellite Attitude
Dynamics & Control, Rocket Performance.
Introduction to Space Flight Mechanics.
Central Force Motion.
Two Body Problem Equation of Relative Motion.
Integrals of the Two Body Problem.
Orbital Elements and Coordinate Systems and orbit Determination.
Restricted Three Body ProblemEquation of Motion.
Inertial, Relative, and Barycentric Formulas.
Ten known Integrals.
General Three Body problem.
Coplanar Transfer .
Hohmann and Bielliptic transfer.
Orbital Change due to Impulsive Thrust.
Interception and Rendezvous.
Continuous Thrust Transfer.
Rigid Body Dynamics.
Attitude Control .
Gravity Gradient Satellite.
Dual Spin Satellite.
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Roy, Archie E., The Foundation of Astrodynamics, The Macmillan Company, Collier Macmillan Limited, London.
Battin, Richard H., An Introduction to The Mathematics and Methods of Astrodynamics.
Kaplan, Marshall H., Modern Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, John Wiely & Sons, New York.
Wiesel, William E., Spaceflight Dynamics, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi.
Thomson, William T., Introduction to Space Dynamics, Dover Publication, Inc. New York.
Sidi, Marcel J., Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, Cambridge University Press, U.K.
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