AEROSP 343 Spacecraft Dynamics (Fall 2022-2024)

Introduction to the dynamics of spacecraft with a primary focus on the design and analysis of orbital trajectories and maneuvers based on the two-body problem. Also includes an introduction to spacecraft attitude representations, determination, and associated dynamics. Emphasis on analytical approaches with introduction to common numerical techniques.

AEROSP 573 Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control (Winter 2024)

Introduction to spacecraft attitude dynamics and control. Topics include attitude representations; dynamics and stability of rigid spacecraft with momentum wheels; deterministic and stochastic attitude estimation; and attitude control of spacecraft using internal and external torques. Focus on underlying mechanics with coverage of typical spacecraft attitude sensors and actuators.