Orbital dynamics and control of space vehicles
The objectives of this course are to provide the attendees with a basic knowledge on orbital dynamics and control of satellites. It covers the attitude and orbit movement of satellites, their evolution in the Space environment, their determination and control. The methods are applied on mission analysis and operations for satellites orbiting around the Earth. The lectures are illustrated with team workshops which put into practice the concepts and a visit of a command and control centre (if possible).
1 week including workshops (5 days / 32 hours):
- 16 lectures (duration 1.5 hour)
- 5 hours devoted to workshops
- 1 visit
Bachelor in mathematics, physics, engineering (electrical, mechanical, aerospace...).
Professor at ISAE-SUPAERO
- Natural movements
- Keplerian movement
- Orbital perturbations and effects on trajectories.
- Gauss and Lagrange equations
- Interplanetary trajectories
- Mission analysis and examples
- Orbits of interest for space missions (sun synchronous, geostationary... ) : Earth observation, communications, navigation…
- Earth station visibility and ground tracks
- Orbit acquisition and control
- Launches and orbital maneuvers
- Orbital rendez-vous
- Workshop on positioning into orbit/station acquisition for geostationary satellites
- Workshop on station keeping for geostationary satellites
- Orbit control of satellites in Low Earth Orbit
- Orbital measurements and orbit determination
- Reentry trajectories for space vehicles.
- Orbital and atmospheric parts
- Satellite constellations
- Satellite formation flying
- Spacecraft dynamics and stabilization
- Attitude measurements and determination (methods and performances)
- Attitude control of satellites
Schedulded in French:
TOULOUSE: 18 to 22 March 2019
For the English realization, please, consult us.
€2,020 excluding tax (20% VAT)