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AERO 3240 [0.5 credit] Orbital Mechanics

Review of translational kinematics and dynamics. Keplerian two-body problem: Kepler's laws, orbital elements, orbit determination. Orbital perturbations: oblateness of the Earth, atmospheric drag. Orbital maneuvers and interplanetary flights. Advanced topics.
Prerequisite(s): MAAE 2101.
Lectures three hours per week, tutorial one hour per week.