TY - CHAP A1 - Ranjan Vepa ED1 - Timothy Sands Y1 - 2020-01-15 PY - 2020 T1 - Optimal Trajectory Synthesis and Tracking Control for Spacecraft Large Attitude Manoeuvers N2 - Spacecraft attitude maneuvers comply with Euler's moment equations, a set of three nonlinear, coupled differential equations. Nonlinearities complicate the mathematical treatment of the seemingly simple action of rotating, and these complications lead to a robust lineage of research. This book is meant for basic scientifically inclined readers, and commences with a chapter on the basics of spaceflight and leverages this remediation to reveal very advanced topics to new spaceflight enthusiasts. The topics learned from reading this text will prepare students and faculties to investigate interesting spaceflight problems in an era where cube satellites have made such investigations attainable by even small universities. It is the fondest hope of the editor and authors that readers enjoy this book. BT - Advances in Spacecraft Attitude Control SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.86498 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.86498 SN - 978-1-78984-803-8 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-01-25 ER -