Orbital Mechanics, Launch and Space Operations

Course #SS3400

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course provides an understanding of Orbital Mechanics and the associated implications to the use of space-based systems in support of military operations. Fundamental concepts such as conic sections, coordinate systems, coordinate transformations and time are covered, then applied to the understanding and application of Newton's laws, Kepler's laws, orbital elements, perturbations, and orbital maneuvering. Prerequisites: None.

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  •  06 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter pre-graduation awards ceremony

  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes

  •  13 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations begin