OPS 104b: Orbital Mechanics and Mission Simulation – Part Two

$1,500.00

OPS 104 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. The course will be administered in two parts: Part One 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 Two provides a four-day Orion spacecraft simulator-based course using a full-scale spacecraft simulator and space suits.  Lectures will focus on the practical aspects of flight dynamics, helpful toward executing the simulator scenarios.

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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.

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