SS4856 Rendezvous and Proximity Operations

The objectives of this course are to synthesize the principles necessary to accomplish a rendezvous mission, comprehend proximity operations and associated key implementation issues, and analyze the elements of proximity operations activities. The need for rendezvous and different space control applications for orbital rendezvous will be discussed, and the constraints and trades in such maneuvers will be introduced. Rendezvous techniques, as well as ground-up and day-of-launch rendezvous, will also be covered in this course. The course will culminate in applying guidance and control strategies, including feedback information, for rendezvous and proximity operations activities in a final exam or project. Classification: TOP SECRET clearance with access to SCI.


SS3500 and SS3600, or instructor consent.

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  • Spring