MECH 542 Spacecraft Dynamics (3 credits)

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Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)


Mechanical Engineering : Review of central force motion; Hohmann and other coplanar transfers, rotation of the orbital plane, patched conic method. Orbital perturbations due to the earth's oblateness, solar-lunar attraction, solar radiation pressure and atmospheric drag. Attitude dynamics of a rigid spacecraft; attitude stabilization and control; attitude manoeuvers; large space structures.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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