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Not So Lost in Space

Not So Lost in Space

Students learn how engineers navigate satellites in orbit around the Earth and ... (more)

Students learn how engineers navigate satellites in orbit around the Earth and on their way to other planets in the solar system. In accompanying activities, they explore how ground-based tracking and onboard measurements are performed. Also provided is an overview of orbits and spacecraft trajectories from Earth to other planets, and how spacecraft are tracked from the ground using the Deep Space Network (DSN). DSN measurements are the primary means for navigating unmanned vehicles in space. Onboard spacecraft instruments might include optical sensors and an inertial measurement unit (IMU). (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Penny Axelrad
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
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Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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