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AE 402 ONL - Orbital Mechanics

Fall 2022

Orbital MechanicsONL63683ONL3 -    Robyn Woollands

Course Description

Analysis of orbits in an inverse-square gravitational field; elementary rocket dynamics, impulsive orbit transfer and rendezvous, and Lambert's Theorem with applications; patched-conic trajectories, planetary gravity-assist maneuvers, and linearized orbit theory with application to simplified analytical models; perturbations are covered in this course.

Credit Hours

3 or 4 hours


BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad and a course in Aerospace Flight Mechanics (AE 202).

Subject Area

  • Aerospace Engineering