Space Flight Mechanics

IIT Kharagpur Course , Prof. Manoranjan Sinha

Lecture 1: Mod-01 Lec-01 Lecture-01-Introduction to Space Flight Mechanics

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Space Flight Mechanics by Dr.Manoranjan Sinha,Department of Aerospace Engineering ,IIT Kharagpur. For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Introduction to Space Flight Mechanics - Particle Dynamics - Conic Section.
Central Force Motion : Two Body Problem Equation of Relative Motion,Integrals of the Two Body Problem,Kepler's Equation,Kepler's Problem,Orbital Elements and Coordinate Systems and orbit Determination - Restricted Three Body Problem Equation of Motion - Inertial,Relative, and Barycentric Formulas,Ten known Integrals,General Three Body problem.

Orbit Transfer : Coplanar Transfer,Hohmann and Bielliptic transfer,Orbital Change due to Impulsive Thrust - Noncoplanar Transfer - Interception and Rendezvous - Continuous Thrust Transfer.
Attitude Dynamics :Rigid Body Dynamics,Attitude Control,Gravity Gradient Satellite,Dual Spin Satellite - Rocket Performance

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