Flight and Orbital Mechanics   [Archived Catalog]
2018-2019 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin

AESP 420 - Flight and Orbital Mechanics

Credits: 3

Derivation of the general equations of motion (EoM) for aircraft and space flight. Solution of Aircraft EoM for cruise flight and flight maneuvers including coordinated turns, takeoff and landing. Solution of EoM for orbital mechanics problems including transfer trajectories. Calculation of required specific impulses. Design of interplanetary trajectories.

Prerequisites: MATH 141, EMCH 200, EMCH 310