2017 Introduction to Space Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Instructor(s)
Matunaga Saburo  Furuya Hiroshi  Kobayashi Minoru 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(I121)  Thr5-6(I121)  
Group
-
Course number
MEC.M231
Credits
2
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/9/7
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The fundamental elements of Space Engineering are explained as follows: Introduction to Space Systems, Space Environment, Coordinate and time systems, Kepler Orbit and 6 elements, Orbit transfer, Hill equation, Orbit Perturbation, Rocket Motion, and so on.

Student learning outcomes

To understand the fundamental elements of Space Engineering.

Keywords

Space Systems, Space Environment, Coordinate and time systems, Kepler Orbit and 6 elements, Orbit transfer, Hill equation for relative orbit motion, Orbit Perturbation, Rocket Motion, and so on.

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Lecture and reports

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Space Environment, Coordinate and time systems
Class 2 Two body problem Kepler Orbit
Class 3 Orbital Elements Kepler's six Orbital Elements
Class 4 Orbital position and velocity Orbital position and velocity of Spacecraft
Class 5 Orbital relative motion Hill equation
Class 6 In-plane orbit transfer Hohmann transfer Orbit
Class 7 Out-plane orbit transfer Two or three-impulse orbit transfer
Class 8 Rendevous and docking CW-solution
Class 9 Orbit perturbation Orbit perturbation
Class 10 Orbit planning Orbit design
Class 11 Rocket motion Rocket propulsion
Class 12 Rocket orbit Rocket orbit
Class 13 Rocket example Rocket example
Class 14 GPS GPS
Class 15 Summary Summary

Textbook(s)

TBD

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Orbital Mechanics, 2nd Edition, by Vladimir A. Chobotv, AIAA
Chobotov (ed.), Orbital Mechanics, 2nd Ed., AIAA, 1996.
D.A.Valldo, Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications, McGraw-Hill

Assessment criteria and methods

Test and reports

Related courses

  • LAS.M102 : Linear Algebra I / Recitation
  • LAS.M106 : Linear Algebra II
  • CVE.M201 : Basic Mathematics for Physical Science
  • LAS.M102 : Linear Algebra I / Recitation
  • LAS.M106 : Linear Algebra II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Solid understanding of mechanics, mathematical analysis and linear algebra is required.

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