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Module I: BASIC CONCEPTS (4 hrs)
The solar system, Reference frame and coordinate, the celestial sphere, the ecliptic , sidereal
time, solar time, standard time, the earth atmosphere
Module II: SPACE ENVIRONMENT (4hrs)
Peculiarities of space environment and its description, effect of space environment on materials of spacecraft structure and astronauts, manned space missions, effect on satellite lifetime.
Module III: THE GENERAL N-BODY PROBLEM (5hrs)
The many body problem, circular restricted three body problem, liberation points, two body
problem, satellite orbits, relation between position and time, orbital element
Module IV: SATELLITE INJECTION (3hrs)
General Aspects of satellite Injections, Satellite Orbit Transfer, Various Cases, Orbit Deviations Due to Injection Errors
Module V: SATELLITE ORBIT PERTURBATIONS (4rs)
Special and General Perturbations, Cowell’s Method, Encke’s Method, Method of vibrations of Orbital Elements, General Perturbations Approach
Module VI: INTERPLANETARY TRAJECTORIES (5hrs)
Two dimensional interplanetary trajectories, Fast interplanetary trajectories, three dimensional interplanetary trajectories, Launch of Interplanetary spacecraft, Trajectory about the target planet.
Module VII: Rocket Performance (4hrs)
The boost phase, the ballistic phase, trajectory geometry, optimal flights, time of flight, re-entry phase, the position of the impact point , influence coefficients.
Peculiarities of space environment and its description
manned space missions, effect on satellite lifetime
Orbit Deviations Due to Injection Errors
Cowell’s Method, Encke’s Method
Fast interplanetary trajectories, three dimensional interplanetary trajectories
Launch of Interplanetary spacecraft, Trajectory about the target planet.