Space Technology

IIT Madras ; Dr. Nandan Kumar Sinha ; Dr. Amit Kumar


Outline: Part (i): Rocket propulsion fundamentals, rocket dynamics and ascent flight mechanics, chemical rockets, multi-staging and optimization,Electrical rockets. Fundamentals of orbital mechanics (two body motion, circular and escape velocity, motion in elliptic, hyperbolic and parabolic orbits), basic orbital maneuvers. Near earth missions (satellites to GEO/MEO/Geosynchronous, human flight), deep space missions. Space environment (atmosphere, radiation and magnetic fields). Atmospheric entry flight mechanics, entry heating. Part (ii): Space environment, spherical (attitude) geometry, attitude determination and control, review of rotational dynamics, rigid body dynamics, disturbance torques, passive attitude control, active control, spacecraft subsystems, attitude sensors.

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National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

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