Orbital Mechanics & Astrodynamics

Orbital Mechanics & Astrodynamics#

This reference material covers orbital mechanics and astrodynamics, with a focus on Mechanical or Aerospace engineering undergraduate students.

The reference textbooks for the associated course at the University of Connecticut are (in no particular order):

  1. Roger R. Bate, Donald D. Mueller, and Jerry E. White. Fundamentals of Astrodynamics. Dover Publications, New York, 1971. ISBN 978-0-486-60061-1.

  2. Roger R. Bate, Donald D. Mueller, Jerry E. White, and William W. Saylor. Fundamentals of Astrodynamics. Dover Publications, Inc, Mineola, New York, second edition, 2020. ISBN 978-0-486-49704-4.

  3. Howard D Curtis. Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students. Elsevier, fourth edition, 2020. ISBN 978-0-08-102133-0.

  4. Gerald R. Hintz. Orbital Mechanics and Astrodynamics. Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015. ISBN 978-3-319-09443-4 978-3-319-09444-1. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09444-1.

  5. Kenneth R. Meyer and Daniel C. Offin. Introduction to Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems and the N-Body Problem. Volume 90 of Applied Mathematical Sciences. Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-53690-3 978-3-319-53691-0. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-53691-0.

  6. John E. Prussing and Bruce A. Conway. Orbital Mechanics. Oxford University Press, New York, second edition, 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-983770-0.

  7. Ashish Tewari. Atmospheric and Space Flight Dynamics: Modeling and Simulation with MATLAB and Simulink. Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology. Birkhäuser, Boston, Mass, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8176-4437-6.

  8. David A. Vallado and Wayne D. McClain. Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications. Number 21 in Space Technology Library. Microcosm Press, Hawthorne, Calif, fourth edition, 2013. ISBN 978-1-881883-18-0.

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