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 |
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
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.