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# Space Flight Mechanics

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Spacecraft flight dynamics is the science of space vehicle performance, stability, and control. It requires analysis of the six degrees of freedom of the vehicle's flight, which are similar to those of aircraft: translation in three dimensional axes; and its orientation about the vehicle's center of mass in these axes, known as pitch, roll and yaw, with respect to a defined frame of reference. Dynamics is the modeling of the changing position and orientation of a vehicle, in response to external forces acting on the body. For a spacecraft, these forces are of three types: propulsive force (usually provided by the vehicle's engine thrust); gravitational force exerted by the Earth or other celestial bodies; and aerodynamic lift and drag (when flying in the atmosphere of the Earth or other body, such as Mars or Venus). The vehicle's attitude must be taken into account because of its effect on the aerodynamic and propulsive forces.

• Total 23 Modules
• 44 Pdfs
• Published on 03 July, 2019

## Some basic definitions

• Some basic definitions

3 pages
• Some Basic Definitions (Contd.)

7 pages

## Kinematics of a particle

• Kinematics of a particle

9 pages

## Conic section

• Conic section

12 pages

## Kepler’s Laws

• Kepler’s Laws

5 pages

## Gravitational central force motion dynamics

• Gravitational central force motion dynamics

3 pages
• Gravitational central force motion dynamics (Contd.)

6 pages
• Gravitational central force motion dynamics (Contd.)

4 pages

## Determination of the orbit parameters from the burn out data

• Determination of the orbit parameters from the burn out data (currently only semi-major axis, eccentricity and the true anomaly)

5 pages

## An alternate way of finding the equation of conic section for motion under gravity

• An alternate way of finding the equation of conic section for motion under gravity

10 pages

## Orbit Determination

• Orbit Determination

6 pages

## Solving Kepler’s Equation

• Solving Kepler’s Equation

3 pages

## 3-Body Problem

• 3-Body Problem

6 pages

## Solving Equation of Motion

• Solving Equation of Motion

4 pages

## General three?body problem

• General three?body problem

4 pages
• General three?body problem (Contd.)

5 pages
• General three?body problem (Contd.)

6 pages
• General three?body problem (Contd.)

5 pages
• General three?body problem (Contd. )

5 pages
• General three?body problem ( Contd. )

4 pages

## TRAJECTORY TRANSFER

• Trajectory Transfer

2 pages
• Trajectory Transfer (Contd.)

9 pages
• Trajectory Transfer (Contd..)

3 pages

## How do we choose the mode of transfer: (2 impulses)

• How do we choose the mode of transfer: (2 impulses)

6 pages

## Comparing Hohmann and Bielliptic transfers

• Comparing Hohmann and Bielliptic transfers

5 pages
• Comparing Hohmann and Bielliptic transfers (Contd.)

4 pages
• Comparing Hohmann and Bielliptic transfers (Contd.. )

4 pages
• Comparing Hohmann and Bielliptic transfers (Contd.. )

5 pages
• Comparing Hohmann and Bielliptic transfers (Contd.. )

5 pages
• Comparing Hohmann and Bielliptic transfers (Continued)

4 pages

## Rendezvous between two vehicles in non coplanar orbits

• Rendezvous between two vehicles in non coplanar orbits

6 pages

## Introduction to Satellite Attitude Dynamics

• Introduction to Satellite Attitude Dynamics

8 pages
• Introduction to Satellite Attitude Dynamics (Contd.)

8 pages

## Principal Moments of Inertia and Principal Directions

• Principal Moments of Inertia and Principal Directions

3 pages

## Principal Moments of Inertia

• Moments of Inertia

4 pages

## Euler’s Dynamical Equation

• Euler’s Dynamical Equation

2 pages

## Sequential orthogonal rotations

• Sequential orthogonal rotations

6 pages
• Sequential orthogonal rotations (Contd.)

6 pages
• Sequential orthogonal rotations ( Contd.)

5 pages
• Sequential orthogonal rotations (Contd.)

5 pages

## Dynamics of Rocket

• Dynamics of Rocket

4 pages

## Performance of a single stage rocket

• Performance of a single stage rocket

9 pages
• Performance of a single stage rocket (Contd..)

9 pages
• Performance of a single stage rocket ( Contd..)

5 pages

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