High Accuracy Orbit Determination for Spacecraft Flybys

High Accuracy Orbit Determination for Spacecraft Flybys

Luis Acedo (Instituto de Matemática Multidisciplinar, Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia, Spain)
Release Date: January, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Runtime: 3 hrs 20 mins
EISBN13: 9781522516163|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1616-3


Spacecraft flybys of satellites or planets are one of the basic maneuvers in space navigation because they allow for the transfer of energy within the Solar System in order to reach distant destinations and perform missions.

High Accuracy Orbit Determination for Spacecraft Flybys explores the application of numerical models in the determination of orbital flybys. Examining the impact of celestial coordinate systems on orbital maneuvers, a mathematical analysis of orbits, and an explanation of error in high accuracy calculation of flyby orbits, this video is ideally suited for aerospace engineering students, physicists, and researchers in celestial mechanics.

Topics Covered

  • Atmospheric Friction
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Flyby Anomaly
  • Geopotential Models
  • Gravitomagnetic Effects
  • Perturbation Theory
  • Tidal Forces

Table of Contents

2:30 mins
Section 1:The Two-Body Problem and Gravity Assist Maneuvers
Lesson 1:General Overview of the Problem
20:11 mins
Lesson 2:Characterization of Hyperbolic Orbits
26:24 mins
Lesson 3:Celestial Coordinates Systems and Orbital Frame
17:13 mins
Lesson 4:The Slingshot Maneuver
15:27 mins
Section 2:Perturbation Theory for Spacecraft Flybys
Lesson 5:Basics of Perturbation Theory in Celestial Mechanics
16:35 mins
Lesson 6:Ephemeris Databases and Data Processing
14:30 mins
Lesson 7:Numerical Errors and Working Precision
16:46 mins
Lesson 8:A Case Example: : The NEAR Flyby
11:23 mins
Section 3:Accurate Orbital Determination
Lesson 9:Tidal Forces: : The Sun, Moon and the Planets
9:26 mins
Lesson 10:Atmospheric Friction in Low Perigee Orbits
14:35 mins
Lesson 11:Geopotential Models: : Earth as an Irregular Geoid
10:26 mins
Lesson 12:The Flyby Anomoly: : Small Effects and Unexpected Results
22:25 mins