Course detail

Principles of Space Flight

FSI-OZ0Acad. year: 2015/2016

The beginnings of principles of astronautics. Basic principles of celestial mechanics. Kepler's laws. Manoeuvres at a Keplerian orbit. Methods used to study motions of vehicles in Space. Interplanetary trajectories. Rockets. Reusable space transportation system (Space-shuttle).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Learning basic principles of celestial mechanics. Acquiring knowledge of aerospace technique (multi-reusable space transportation system, space shuttle).

Prerequisites

The basics of mathematics - differential and integral calculus, common differential equations. The basics of common mechanics – force effect on a body, kinematics, dynamics.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Lála,P.- Vítek,A. Malá encyklopedie kosmonautiky, Praha: Mladá fronta, 1982. 392 s. (CS)
Ruppe,G.O. Vvedenije v astronavtiku I. Moskva: Mašinostrojenije, 1970. 612 s. (překlad z angličtiny). (RU)
Narimanov, G.S.- Tichonravov, M.K. (red.) Osnovy teorii poleta kosmičeskich apparatov, Moskva: Mašinostrojenije,1972. 607 s. (RU)
Kolář,J. Základy kosmonautiky (skripta). Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT Praha, 1972. 147 s. (CS)
Levantovskij,V.I. Mechanika kosmičeskogo poleta v elementarnom izloženii, 2.vyd., opravené a doplněné. Moskva: Nauka, 1974. 487 s. (RU)
Carrou, J.- P.(editor). Spaceflight Dynamics, Part I,II, Toulouse: Cépadues-Éditions, 1995. 1966 s. ISBN 2-85428-378-3. (překlad z francouzštiny). (EN)
Curtis, H.D. Orbital mechanics for engineering students, Oxford: Elsevier, 2007, 673 str. ISBN 978-0-7506-6169-0. (EN)
Curtis, H.D. Orbital mechanics for engineering students, Oxford: Elsevier, 2007, 673 str. ISBN 978-0-7506-6169-0. (EN)
Carrou, J.- P.(editor). Spaceflight Dynamics, Part I,II, Toulouse: Cépadues-Éditions, 1995. 1966 s. ISBN 2-85428-378-3. (překlad z francouzštiny). (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Obtaining the credit of this optional subject: attendance at lectures (about 75%) and the final discussion. Classification fulfils FME BUT rules.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The goal is to familiarize students with the branch of the area of aeronautical and cosmic means of transport that develops in a progressive way and with main problems of space flights.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures are optional. Compensation is done individually by self-study of recommended literature.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, elective (voluntary)
    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, elective (voluntary)
    branch M-STL , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, elective (voluntary)

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to astronautics.
2. Basic problems of space flight.
3. Definition and classification space vehicles.
4. Coordinate systems in mechanics of space flight.
5. Kepler´s laws.
6. Characteristic cosmic speeds.
7. Orbit satellites. Orbit manoeuvres.
8. Re-entry problems.
9. Interplanetary space flight.
10. Rockets engines. Launch rockets.
11. Tsiolkovsky equations.
12. Structure of launch rockets.
13. Multi-reusable space transportation system.

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