Flight and Orbital Mechanics

The following topics are covered: 1. Turning performance (three dimensional equations of motion, coordinate systems, Euler angles, transformation matrices) 2. Airfield performance (take-off and landing) 3. Unsteady climb and descent (including minimum time to climb problem) 4. Cruise flight and transport performance 5. Equations of motion with a wind gradient present 6. Equations of motion applied to various phases of space flight 7. Launch, Vertical flight, delta-V budget, burn out height, staging 8. Gravity perturbations to satellite orbits, J2 effect for low earth orbit satellites, J2,2 effect for Geostationary Earth Orbit satelites leading to contribution in V budget 9. Patched conics approach for interplanetary flight, gravity assist effect / options for change of excess velocity (2d, 3d), Launch, in orbit insertion

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University

TU Delft

Professor

Mark Voskuijl

Lectures

8 Lectures

University

TU Delft

Professor

Mark Voskuijl

Lectures

8 Lectures

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Lecture 3

Take Off



Lecture 4

Landing



Lecture 6

Orbits