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.
To understand the fundamental elements of Space Engineering.
✔ Applicable | How instructors' work experience benefits the course |
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In this lecture, fundamental knowledge on space engineering is provided by professors and lecturers who have experiences about research and development of space science satellites in JAXA or rocket in MHI. |
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, Reentry and so on.
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Critical thinking skills | ✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
Lecture and reports
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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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 | Fundamental of Rocket motion | Rocket propulsion and structure sizing |
Class 12 | Rocket system | Rocket orbit plan, system and major subsystem |
Class 13 | Reentry | Reentry example |
Class 14 | GPS | GPS and measurement |
Suggested in lectures.
Kaplan, Modern Spacecraft Dynamics & Control, Wiley, 1976.
Chobotov (ed.), Orbital Mechanics, 2nd Ed., AIAA, 1996.
D.A.Valldo, Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications, McGraw-Hill
V.R.Bond and M.C.Allman, Modern Astrodynamics, Princeton Univ Press, 1996.
Test and reports
Solid understanding of mechanics, mathematical analysis and linear algebra is required.