AE-415: Introduction to Space Dynamics

Catalog Description

Fundamentals of orbital mechanics and rigid body dynamics, two-body problems, orbital maneuvers and orbital determination, rigid body kinematics, and kinetics. Prerequisites: AE 227 and AE 373.

Textbook

Curtis, Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Third Edition.

Semesters Taught

  • Fall 2014-17
  • Spring 2015,17

Course Overview in Pictures

Grading Policy (Fall 2017)

  • Assignments = 4%
  • Exam 1 = 24%
  • Exam 2 = 24%
  • Exam 3 = 24%
  • Team Project Report 1 = 10%
  • Team Project Report 2 = 12%
  • Team Project Presentation = 2%

Syllabus

Fall 2017 syllabus will be posted here soon.