Course detail

Space Flight Mechanics

FSI-OZ0Acad. year: 2018/2019

Historical introduction to astronautics. The problem of space flight and its technical solutions. Fundamentals of space flight. Passive motion of cosmic bodies. Artificial satellites. Active motion of space vehicles. Dynamics of space vehicles. Flight performance of rockets. Orbital maneuvers. Interplanetary trajectories. Re-entry problems. Reusable aerospace vehicles. Reusable space transportation system.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Learning basic principles of space flight 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

Ruppe,G.O. Vvedenije v astronavtiku I. Moskva: Mašinostrojenije, 1970. 612 s. (překlad z angličtiny). (RU)
Lála,P.- Vítek,A. Malá encyklopedie kosmonautiky, Praha: Mladá fronta, 1982. 392 s. (CS)
Kolář,J. Základy kosmonautiky (skripta). Praha: Vydavatelství ČVUT Praha, 1972. 147 s. (CS)
Narimanov, G.S.- Tichonravov, M.K. (red.) Osnovy teorii poleta kosmičeskich apparatov, Moskva: Mašinostrojenije,1972. 607 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)
Levantovskij,V.I. Mechanika kosmičeskogo poleta v elementarnom izloženii, 2.vyd., opravené a doplněné. Moskva: Nauka, 1974. 487 s. (RU)
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)
Daněk, V. Mechanika kosmického letu. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o., 2018. 306 s. ISBN 978-80-7204-984-4. (CS)
Daněk, V. Mechanika kosmického letu. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, s.r.o., 2018. 306 s. ISBN 978-80-7204-984-4. (CS)

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 classified credit of this compulsory subject: attendance at lectures (about 75%) and the final test. 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, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch M-STL , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Historical introduction to astronautics.
2. Basic problems of space flight and its technical solutions.
3. Definition and clasification of space vehicles. Coordinate systems in mechanics of space flight.
4. Passive motion in a central gravitational field. Kepler's laws.
5. Position and velocity of cosmic bodies in orbit. Integral energy.
6. Description orbit. Orbit elements.
7. Active motion of space vehicles. Dynamics of rocket motion.
8. Flight performance of space vehucles. Specific impulse.
9. Launch of artificial Earth satellite. Characteristic of space velocities.
10. Maneuvering in orbit. Active-controlled movement of space vehicles.
11.Interplanetary space flights.
12. Re-entry problems.
13. Multi-reusable space transportation system.