The inherent characteristics of an orbit determination (OD) problem are introduced. Dynamic state estimation, observations, linearization, and the state transition matrix are discussed. At the end, I have left a practice problem that we will review on Friday, 8 June. We throw a satellite up and watch it come down while introducing some important concepts.

Lecture Slides:

Orbit Determination Concepts – Lecture 1

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKOjZB9IPO0&w=560&h=315]

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