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AERO 4540 [0.5 credit] Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control

Rigid body dynamics. The dynamic behavior of spacecraft. Environmental torques. The design of attitude control systems. Gravity gradient, spin, and dual spin stabilization. Attitude manoeuvres. The design of automatic control systems. Impacts of attitude stabilization techniques on mission performance.
Prerequisite(s): AERO 3240 and MAAE 3500 and fourth-year status in Engineering.
Lectures three hours a week.