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Satellites have become increasingly important in our daily lives. We are lost without the GPS application on our cell phones or the weather channel's minute-to-minute forecasts. We connect with each other across oceans and mountains with the click of a mouse. We explore the far reaches of space and detect pollution in our own atmosphere.
But what happens to the satellites when they've been launched? How are they repaired or recovered? How are they affected by the sun and moon? Learn the answers to these questions and more in Space Mechanics.
ENGR15 or equivalent, and familiarity with MatLab (or another mathematical programming language).
- Orbits of near-earth satellites and interplanetary probes
- Relative motion in orbit
- Transfer and rendezvous
- Decay of satellite orbits
- Influence of earth's oblateness
- Sun and moon effects on earth satellites
Note on Course Availability
The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.
|Dates:||January 7 - March 15, 2019|
|Days:||Mon, Wed, Fri|
|Times:||1:30 pm - 2:50 pm|
Provides Stanford University credit that may later be applied towards a graduate degree or certificate. Includes access to online course materials and videos for the duration of the academic quarter. Starting Autumn 2016 there is a $100 fee per course for courses dropped before the drop deadline. Click here for more information about our Registration Policies.
NotesEnrollment Dates: October 28 to December 10, 2018
This course may not currently be available to residents of certain states.