May 21, 2018  
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

MAE 301 - Astronautics

Discussion of the Keplerian two-body problem; elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic orbits; solution of Kepler’s equation and analogs; the classical orbital elements; orbit determination; prediction of future position and velocity; orbital perturbations; introduction to estimation theory; patched-conic analysis of interplanetary flight; Lambert’s two-point boundary value problem; mission planning; chemical rocket propulsion; propellant requirements; staging; atmospheric reentry dynamics; the space environment; and an introduction to spacecraft attitude dynamics. (Y)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: MAE 232.

Credits: 3