This course first introduces the rotational kinematics which is essential for implementing the satellite attitude control. This is followed by comprehensive introduction to the subject matters of satellite/rigid body rotational dynamics. Finally, the attitude control of satellites using reaction wheels, control moment gyros, magnetic/Lorentz force actuators, and thrusters are introduced.
1. Modern Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, by M. H. Kaplan, John Wiely & Sons
2. Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, by Marcel J. Sidi, Cambridge University Press, U.K.
3. Fundamental Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, by Weiduo Ho, Wiely, Singapore
4. Spacecraft Dynamics and Cotrol: An Introduction, by Anton H.J. de Ruiter, Christopher J. Damaren, and James R. Forbes, Wiely, U.K.