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California State University, Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

*483. Space Flight and Orbital Mechanics (3)

  • Prerequisites: MATH 370A, MAE 371.
  • Two-body problem. Predicting orbital positions. Keplerís equation. Orbital elements. Lambertís problem. Rocket dynamics. Rocket payloads and staging. Impulsive orbital transfer. Interplanetary mission analysis. Projects are assigned and written reports are required.
  • (Lecture-problems 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).
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MAE Upper Division