Translational Motion of Aerospace Vehicles

Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


  • To introduce analytical (Newtonian) dynamics useful in flight dynamic derivations and analyses.

  • To offer the tools for a rigorous derivation of the translational motion model.

  • To establish a relationship between translational and rotational dynamics of a flight vehicle.

  • To present the basic kinetic equations of aerospace flight, covering dynamics in moving frames, variable mass bodies, the N-body gravitational problem in space dynamics, and its specialization to two-body trajectories with analytical and numerical solutions.


Translational Motion Inertial Frame Stationary Frame True Anomaly Bank Angle 


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© Birkhäuser Boston 2007

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