Advanced Orbital Mechanics

Instructor:

Dr. Robert D. Braun
robert.braun@ae.gatech.edu
321-3 Knight Building

Textbooks:

Required: Tolson lecture text (provided electronically).
Reference: Battin, R.H., An Introduction to the Mathematics and Methods of Astronautics, AIAA Education Series, 1987.

Course Website:

https://t-square.gatech.edu/

Prerequisites:

Orbital Mechanics

Course Overview:

Advanced Orbital Mechanics is the second in a two-part graduate-level astrodynamics sequence offered at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Course content includes universal variables and Gauss’ problem of orbit determination, the N-body problem, special orbits, non-spherical gravitational harmonics, orbital perturbations, low thrust trajectory analysis, differential corrections, midcourse maneuvers, space guidance and navigation.

Course Materials:

Registered students can access all course materials via T-square.

 

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