Readings

SMAD = Wertz, J.R. and W.J. Larson, eds. Space Mission Analysis and Design. 3rd Ed. Microcosm Press, 1999. ISBN: 1881883108.

LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1 Launch Systems SMAD, ch. 18
2 Orbital Mechanics SMAD, ch. 5-7
3 Spacecraft Power Systems SMAD, sec. 11.4
4 Propulsion SMAD, ch. 17
5 The Environment of Space SMAD, ch. 8
6 Optics 1:
Introduction to Optics

7 Optics 2:
Introduction to Optics (cont.)

8 Optics 3:
Adaptive Reconnaissance Golay-3 Optical Satellite (ARGOS)

9 Attitude Determination and Control (ADCS) SMAD, sec. 11.1
10 Formation Flight 1:
Electromagnetic Formation Flight

11

Formation Flight 2:
Optimization of Separated Spacecraft Interferometer Trajectories in the Absence of a Gravity-Well

12 Formation Flight 3:
Minimum Energy Trajectories for Techsat 21 Earth Orbiting Clusters

13 Formation Flight 4:
Trajectory Design for a Visible Geosynchronous Earth Imager

14 Structures in Space Systems SMAD, sec. 11.6
15 Space Systems Cost Modeling SMAD, ch. 20
16 Satellite Systems Software SMAD, ch. 16
17 Software Engineering for Satellites SMAD, ch. 16
18 Spacecraft Autonomy

19 Spacecraft Computer Systems SMAD, ch. 16
20 Satellite Telemetry, Tracking and Control Subsystems SMAD, sec. 11.2-11.3
21 Satellite Communication SMAD, ch. 13
22 Reentry

23 Spacecraft Thermal Control Systems SMAD, sec. 11.5
24 Ground System Design SMAD, ch. 15

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