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AE 402 - Orbital Mechanics

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Analysis of orbits in an inverse-square gravitational field; elementary rocket dynamics, impulsive orbit transfer and rendezvous, and Lambert's Theorem with applications; patched-conic trajectories, planetary gravity-assist maneuvers, and linearized orbit theory with application to simplified analytical models; perturbations. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: AE 202.

Related Faculty

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Orbital MechanicsA29794LCD31100 - 1220 T R    Robyn Woollands
Orbital MechanicsONL63683ONL3 -    Robyn Woollands