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Orbit- and Flightmechanics

Course 0000000583 in SS 2021

General Data

Course Type lecture
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Chair of Astronautics (Prof. Walter)
Lecturers David Meßmann
Ulrich Walter
Dates Tue, 10:15–11:45, virtuell

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks - Orbit geometry: coordinate systems, ground tracks, earth coverage, orbit determination, radial orbits - Orbital transitions: elementary maneuvers, general orbital transitions, Lambert transfer, Hohmann transfer (repetition), bi-elliptic transfer, continuous thrust transfer - Orbital rendezvous: Hill equations, types of relative motion, rendezvous& docking using the ISS as an example - Satellite dynamics: physics of rotation, attitude kinematics, attitude dynamics, gravitational gradient stabilization - Orbit perturbations: Gravitational perturbations, drag, radiation pressure, resonant orbits, GPS, GEO, lunisolar perturbations. - Three-body problem: synchronous orbits, R3BP, CR3BP, invariant manifolds, orbits around libration points - Interplanetary flights: patched conics, departure and approach trajectories, transition trajectories, flyby maneuvers, weak stability boundary transfers - Ascent Mechanics: Earth's atmosphere, derivation of equations of motion, ascent phases, ascent optimization. - Reentry: equations of motion, deorbit phase, ballistic reentry, reentry with lift, reflections and skip reentry, lifting reentry
Links E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
SS 2020 Orbit- and Flighmechanics Meßmann, D. Walter, U. Tue, 10:15–11:45, virtuell
SS 2019 Orbit- and Flighmechanics Dziura, M. Walter, U. Tue, 10:15–11:45, MW 1250
SS 2018 Orbit- and Flighmechanics Tue, 10:15–11:45, MW 1250
SS 2017 Orbit- and Flighmechanics Tue, 10:15–11:45, MW 1250
Tue, 10:15–11:45, MW 1250
SS 2016 Orbit- and Flighmechanics Tue, 10:15–11:45, MW 1250
and singular or moved dates
SS 2015 Orbit- and Flighmechanics Tue, 10:15–11:45, MW 1250
SS 2014 Orbit- and Flighmechanics Tue, 10:15–11:45, MW 1250
and singular or moved dates
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