# Spacecraft Dynamics

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This course serves as an introduction to orbital mechanics, and spacecraft dynamics and control.

**TEXT**: “Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control,” ed. James R. Wertz.

**SUPPLEMENT**: “Fundamentals of Astrodynamics,” by R.R. Bate, D.D. Mueller, and J.E. White, Dover Publications, New York, NY, 1971.

- Overview
- Spacecraft Systems
- Orbit Determination
- Attitude Determination
- Spacecraft Control

- Orbit Determination
- Kepler’s Equation
- Newton’s Equation
- Orbit Propagation

- Attitude Determination
- Attitude Parameterizations
- Kinematic Equations
- Attitude Sensors
- Deterministic Attitude Determination
- Kalman Filtering

- Attitude Dynamics
- Euler’s Equation
- Kinematic Equations
- Torque-free Response
- Nutation
- Disturbance Torques

- Spacecraft Control
- Linear Control
- Nonlinear Control
- Momentum-Bias Control
- Nutation and Libration Damping
- Gravity-Gradient Control

- Other (Time Permitting)
- Magnetic-Field Modeling
- Orbit Perturbations

**Years Taught**: Fall '96