MAE 453 Intro to Space Flight
Dr. Scott Ferguson
Note Set 4B Continuing Orbital Position as a Function of Time
The purpose of this note set is to two-fold. First, we will finish exploring the development of orbital position as a function of time for parab
MAE 453 Intro to Space Flight
Dr. Scott Ferguson
Note Set 3B Parabolic Trajectories, Hyperbolic Trajectories and the Perifocal Frame
The purpose of this note set is to introduce the fundamental principles of parabolic and hyperbolic trajectories. Students
MAE 453: Introduction to Space Flight Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Spring 2010 North Carolina State University
Homework 2: Gravitational forces and the orbit equation DUE DATE: 2/10/10 1. Three particles of identical mass m are acted
MAE 453 Intro to Space Flight
Dr. Scott Ferguson
Note Set 1 Dynamics of Point Masses
The purpose of this note set is to review the fundamental kinematics of point masses and basic vector operations. The topics covered in this note set provide the foundati
MAE 453 Intro to Space Flight
Dr. Scott Ferguson
Note Set 2A Formulating the Two-Body Problem
The purpose of this note set is to formulate the foundation behind the two-body problem. The equations of motion in an inertial frame, and within a relative fram
MAE 453 Intro to Space Flight
Dr. Scott Ferguson
Note Set 3A Examining Circular and Elliptical Orbits
The purpose of this note set is to build upon the orbital equation introduced in Note Set 2 for the special cases of circular and elliptical orbits. For
MAE 453: Introduction to Space Flight Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Spring 2010 North Carolina State University
Homework 1: Dynamics of point masses DUE DATE: 1/27/10 1. The x, y, and z coordinates (in meters) of a particle P as a fun
MAE 453 Intro to Space Flight
Dr. Scott Ferguson
Note Set 4A Lagrange Points and Orbital Position as a Function of Time
The purpose of this note set is to two-fold. First, students will be introduced to the novel notion of Lagrange points. Lagrange points
MAE 453: Introduction to Space Flight Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Spring 2010 North Carolina State University
Homework 3: Circular and Elliptical Orbits DUE DATE: 2/17/10
1.
A satellite is in a circular, orbit with an altitude of 35
MAE 453: Introduction to Space Flight Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Spring 2010 North Carolina State University
Homework 4: Hyperbolic Trajectories and Orbital Position as a Function of Time DUE DATE: 3/1/10
1.
A space vehicle has a v