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AE 402 AO - Orbital Mechanics

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Analysis of orbits in an inverse-square gravitational field; elementary rocket dynamics, impulsive orbit transfer and rendezvous, and Lambert's Theorem with applications; patched-conic trajectories, planetary gravity-assist maneuvers, and linearized orbit theory with application to simplified analytical models; perturbations. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: AE 202.

Special Instructions:

This section is for Aerospace Engineering undergraduate students only. This course is taught online and access to the video lectures will be available through the course compass 2g page. This course runs June 1st through August 6th.

Academic Program Restrictions:

BS: Aerospace Engr -UIUC

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Summer


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