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University of Colorado Boulder

Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera Specialization


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.


Course 1: Kinematics: Describing the Motions of Spacecraft
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. The movement of bodies in space (like spacecraft, satellites, and space stations) must be ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Kinetics: Studying Spacecraft Motion
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. As they tumble through space, objects like spacecraft move in dynamical ways. Understanding and ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Control of Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Motion
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This course trains you in the skills needed to program specific orientation and achieve precise ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Spacecraft Dynamics Capstone: Mars Mission
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. The goal of this capstone spacecraft dynamics project is to employ the skills developed in the ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Hanspeter Schaub

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