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AE 502 ONL - Advanced Orbital Mechanics

Spring 2023

Advanced Orbital MechanicsONL62442ONL4 -    Siegfried Eggl
Sanjana Srivastava

Course Description

This course covers circular-restricted three-body problem; surfaces of zero velocity, libration points, and halo orbits; perturbed two-body motion; Gauss and Lagrange planetary equations, Hamilton's principle, canonical equations and Delaunay variables; application to artificial Earth satellites; and orbit determination.

Credit Hours

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 Orbital Mechanics (AE 402).

Subject Area

  • Aerospace Engineering