MAE 161A 2009 - Lecture 5

MAE 161A 2009 - Lecture 5 - News: Lecture 5 HW #1 being...

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Slide 1 © Wirz MAE 161A Lecture 5 News: ¾ Homework HW #1 being graded HW #2 due now HW #3 available Thursday or Friday ¾ Office Hours (upcoming) Friday (at SpaceX) Tuesday (2-3) Wednesday (10-11:00) ¾ STK Certification Voucher Code is “EDUCERT09” Reading Assignment: ¾ Chobotov, 1.2, 5.6-5.10, 6.1-6.4
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Slide 2 © Wirz MAE 161A Last Lecture Proved Kepler’s 2 nd and 3 rd Laws ¾ Second law: “The radius vector drawn from the sun to any planet sweeps out equal areas in equal times.” ¾ Third Law [1619]: “The squares of the periods of revolution of the planets are proportional to the cubes of the semi-major axes of their orbits” LCROSS Mission Eccentricity Vector Orbital Elements Introduction to Orbit Transfers
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Slide 3 © Wirz MAE 161A Today and Next Lecture Today ¾ Orbit Transfers Impulsive Low Thrust ¾ Plane Change ¾ Keplerian Orbital Elements Next Class ¾ Propulsion
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Slide 4 © Wirz MAE 161A Hohmann Transfer “orbit raising”
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