Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2020

     

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MECH 578 001 (CRN: 23212)

ORBITAL MECHANICS AND MISSION

Long Title: ORBITAL MECHANICS AND MISSION DESIGN
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Instructor: Rodi, Patrick
Meeting: 7:00PM - 7:50PM MWF (13-JAN-2020 - 24-APR-2020) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisites: MECH 343
Section Max Enrollment: 49
Section Enrolled: 10
Enrollment data as of: 1-MAR-2024 4:58PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: Develop an understanding of orbital mechanics. Obtain a detailed knowledge of the two-body problem and its solutions with applications to geocentric orbits and interplanetary transfers. Understand the concept of impulsive thrusting and its use in orbital transfers including plane changes. Obtain a knowledge of time-of-flight relations on two-body trajectories, using both classical and universal variables.