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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Astrodynamics

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Code Completion Credits Range
W22O012 ZK 3P+1C
Lecturer:
Jan Kolář, Jaroslav Kousal
Tutor:
Jan Kolář, Jaroslav Kousal
Supervisor:
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Synopsis:

The course is focused on astrodynamics and orbital mechanics. It deals with Keplerian and non-Keplerian trajectories, orbital maneuvring and attitude control and with computational methods in astrodynamics.

Requirements:

The student is expected to be familiar with basic terms of astronautics. It is recommended to take the courses on space technology previously.

Syllabus of lectures:

Two-body problem, orbital elements, restricted three-body problem, non-Keplerian motion, stability of orbits

Tsiolkovski equation, impulsive and continuous maneuvers, Lambert?s problem, transfer trajectories, rendezvous maneuvers, formation flying, dynamics of launch and reentry of space objects

Rotation of a rigid body, disturbing torques, active and passive attitude control of body, dynamics of control

Computational methods in astrodynamics, analytical/numerical methods, precision of methods

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

The aim of course is to give the student an general understanding of the mechanics of space objects.

Study materials:

Basic:

Howard D. Curtis: Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, 2005, Elsevier, ISBN 0-7506-6169-0

Sidi, M. J.: Spacecraft Dynamics and Control: A Practical Engineering Approach, 2000, Cambridge U. Press;

Roger R. Bate, Donald D. Mueller, Jerry E. White: Fundamentals of astrodynamics, 1971, Dover Publications, , ISBN 0-48660-061-0

The recommended:

Montenbruck, O; Gill, E; Satellite Orbits Models, Methods and Applications, 2005, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-63547-2

Andrle, P: Základy nebeské mechaniky, 1971, Academia, Praha

Note:
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