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Aerospace Engineering (AERO)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

AERO 3240 [0.5 credit]

Orbital Mechanics

Review of rigid body dynamics, orbital elements, Keplerian two-body problem, orbit transfers,
rendezvous, time of flight, interplanetary trajectories, manoeuvres (flyby, capture). Orbit determination and perturbations. Advanced topics: restricted three body problem, Lagrange's planetary equations.
Prerequisite: MAAE 2101
Lectures three hours per week, tutorial one hour per week.

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