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211-Mechanics of Attitude Control for Spacecraft

By: Michael A. Benoist, PE, CSEP

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

211-Mechanics of Attitude Control for Spacecraft

This course is recommended for:

  • All engineering disciplines; since this is a fundamentals (breadth) level course. You may take all parts or any individual course(s) that you are interested in.
  • Any engineer; to expand discipline knowledge when applied to other applications

The main objective of this course seeks to answer the following question:

  • How does a spacecraft maintain or change its orientation (i.e. pointing direction, attitude)?
211-Spacecraft Subsystems Part 1 - Fundamentals of Attitude Control
Mark Hanlon P.E.
02/08/2018
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A thorough and concise introduction to attitude control of spacecraft. A pleasure to read and learn.
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211-Spacecraft Subsystems Part 1 ‒ Fundamentals of Attitude Control
Wayne Allgood
12/27/2017
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Very interesting course. Who knew that space craft attitude control was so involved. Good introductory course in the concepts involved.
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211-Spacecraft Subsystems Part 1 ‒ Fundamentals of Attitude Control
Eugene Gabrell, PE
09/15/2017
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Very interesting material. Had no idea how hard rocket science is.
1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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211-Spacecraft Subsystems Part 1 ‒ Fundamentals of Attitude Control
Russ Fortson
02/27/2017
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Good overview of spacecraft attitude control. Lays out the mathematical foundations, but doesn't overly rely on that math to explain the concepts.
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211-Spacecraft Subsystems Part 1 ‒ Fundamentals of Attitude Control
Jesse McEnulty
02/03/2017
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Excellent course, very interesting subject matter. Comes with great reference material.
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211-Spacecraft Attitude Control Fundamentals - A Control Systems Application
PW
12/13/2016
Verified Buyer
I have never studied spacecraft control and wasn't sure what to expect but found this course interesting and explanatory.
1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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Good introduction to subject
Anonymous reviewer
12/31/2015
Good introduction to subject matter.
2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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Recommended course
Hokie AOE
02/03/2015
Interesting topic and a welcome change from the more "Earth-bound" classes!
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This course formerly titled: Spacecraft Subsystems Part 1 - Fundamentals of Attitude Control
Course Code: 100251-01
Course PDH Hours: 4
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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