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|
|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|
|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.