Fundamentals of Classical Astrodynamics and Applications

When:  Mar 4, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Astrodynamics: Public Forum
Overview: This course presents the fundamental principles of classical astrodynamics and applications. It is intended for GNC engineers, spacecraft systems engineers, space mission designers, technical managers, and graduate students, who are interested in a comprehensive introduction to the classical astrodynamics problems, such as the two-body problem, Kepler’s problem, Lambert’s problem, angles-only initial orbit determination problem, circular restricted three-body problem, and orbit perturbations. This course is based on the instructor’s two AIAA textbooks: “Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control (2nd edition, 2008)” and “Space Vehicle Guidance, Control, and Astrodynamics (2015),”with additional new materials on emerging astrodynamical topics. This course will complement AIAA’s other on-demand course: “Fundamentals of Space Vehicle Guidance, Control, and Astrodynamics.”

Course Logistics:
  • Runs March 4, 2021 – April 22, 2021 (8 weeks)
  • Every Thursday at 1300-1500 Eastern Time (all sessions will be recorded and available for replay; course notes will be available for download)



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