Provides a foundation in space flight mechanics, to understand why a spacecraft follows suborbital, orbital, and escape trajectories, and the methods used to establish and control these trajectories. This knowledge will facilitate flight profile execution in the simulators.
Part 1 provides the astrodynamics foundation, which is 11 weeks of webinar lectures, that provides foundational knowledge of orbital mechanics and attitudinal dynamics to facilitate performance in simulator scenarios.
Part 2 will be a four day Orion spacecraft simulator-based course. Lectures will focus on the practical aspects of flight dynamics, helpful toward executing the simulator scenarios:
1.Launch to ISS orbital intercept/rendezvous.
2.ISS proximity operations and docking.
3.Deorbit and landing scenarios.