ENGRMAE 243 Spaceflight Mechanics (2017-2018)

ENGRMAE 243 Spaceflight Mechanics

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRMAE 243 Spaceflight Mechanics (Credit Units: 4) Accurate force modeling; spacecraft trajectory design problem; two-body dynamics; Lambert problem; orbit perturbations and maintenance; applications to Earth and Moon missions; gravity assists and three-body dynamics; applications to Moon, Mars, interplanetary missions; libration point missions and dynamical system theory methods. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0387718316.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1563475375.

Derek Dunn-Rankin
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
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Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

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Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
April 30, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr