Unformatted text preview: 6. Close-proximity operations Dynamics in non-inertial frames of reference, Flight formations, Clohessy-Wiltshire equations, zero gravity, space environment. 7. Rigid-body dynamics More on rotations: frame orientation and Euler angles. Angular momentum and energy. Inertia tensor and principal-body-axis frame, Euler’s equations. 8. Attitude control Torque-free axi-symmetric rigid body, spinning spacecrafts, non-spinning spacecraft. Gravity gradients and magnetic torques. Communication requirements. 9. Navigation Gyroscopes, gimbals, inertial platforms, stability, GPS and TDRSS. 10. Re-entry dynamics Drag and dissipation of kinetic energy, ballistic reentry, skip reentry, lifting body reentry. 11. Finals Week Design project due by 1:30pm, Friday, March 12 th , 2010. Final Exam: Wednesday, March 17 th , 2010, from 1:30-3:30pm. Comprehensive....
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- Winter '10
- Orbital Mechanics, Celestial mechanics, lifting body reentry