AE 508 - Optimal Space Trajectories

Spring 2016

Optimal Space TrajectoriesONL64155ONL4 -    John E Prussing

Course Description

This course covers optimal rocket trajectories in inverse-square and linearized gravitational fields; orbital transfer, intercept, and rendezvous; high-thrust (impulsive) and low-thrust (continuous) trajectories; primer vector theory and applications; and cooperative rendezvous.

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 credit or concurrent registration in AE 504 (Optimal Aerospace Systems).

Subject Area

  • Aerospace Engineering