Orbital & Launch Mechanics - Fundamentals
$2090 per person
Every maneuver in space is counterintuitive. Fly your rocketship into a 100-mile circular orbit. Put on the brakes and you will speed up! Mash down on the accelerator and you will slow down! Throw a banana peel out the window and 45 minutes later it will come back and slap you in the face! In this comprehensive 4-day short course, Mr. Logsdon uses 400 clever color graphics to clarify these and a dozen other puzzling mysteries associated with spacecraft maneuvers. He also provides you with a few simple one-page derivations using real-world inputs to illustrate the concepts under study.
For more than 30 years, Thomas S. Logsdon has conducted broadranging studies on boost trajectories and astrodynamics at McDonnell Douglas, Boeing Aerospace, and Rockwell International. His research projects have included Project Apollo, the Skylab capsule, the nuclear flight state and the GPS radionavigation system. Mr. Logsdon has taught 300 short courses and lectured in 31 different countries on six continents. He has written 40 technical papers and 34 technical books, including Orbital Mechanics, Striking It Rich in Space, Understanding the Navstar, and Mobile Communication Satellites. .
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