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    Purdue University
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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AAE 44000 - Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics

Credit Hours: 3.00. Description of orientation, angular velocity, and angular acceleration in terms of direction cosines, Euler parameters, and angles. Forces and moments acting on space vehicles. Attitude stability of various types of satellites in circular and elliptic orbits. Spin stabilization and gravity gradient torques. Gyroscopic devices and energy dissipation. Introduction to attitude control. Typically offered Spring.