About this Specialization

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Spacecraft Dynamics and Control covers three core topic areas: the description of the motion and rates of motion of rigid bodies (Kinematics), developing the equations of motion that prediction the movement of rigid bodies taking into account mass, torque, and inertia (Kinetics), and finally non-linear controls to program specific orientations and achieve precise aiming goals in three-dimensional space (Control). The specialization invites learners to develop competency in these three areas through targeted content delivery, continuous concept reinforcement, and project applications. The goal of the specialization is to introduce the theories related to spacecraft dynamics and control. This includes the three-dimensional description of orientation, creating the dynamical rotation models, as well as the feedback control development to achieve desired attitude trajectories.
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Advanced Level
Approximately 5 months to complete
Suggested pace of 7 hours/week
English
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Advanced Level
Approximately 5 months to complete
Suggested pace of 7 hours/week
English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Kinematics: Describing the Motions of Spacecraft

4.9
stars
260 ratings
85 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Kinetics: Studying Spacecraft Motion

4.8
stars
101 ratings
26 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Control of Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Motion

4.7
stars
57 ratings
16 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Spacecraft Dynamics Capstone: Mars Mission

4.7
stars
36 ratings
11 reviews

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University of Colorado Boulder

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