Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TÄHT7015 Astrodynamics 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Seppo Mikkola
Preceding studies
Celestial Mechanics/Taivaanmekaniikka

Learning outcomes

The understanding of satellite orbits, their dynamics and numeric computation of the orbits.


Effects that influence satellite orbits: Potential of the Earth, gravitation by other bodies, atmospheric friction, Solar radiation pressure. Calculation methods: Solving equations by symplectic and composite methods. Solution to equations of variation. Observational determination of orbits. Optimal changes in orbits. Rotation of a satellite.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Lectures and exercises (computer programs)

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Written exam

Good familiarity with a higher level programming language.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Study materials

Will be distributed by email.

Further information

Not offered in 2013-2014.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Valinnaiset syventävät opintojaksot (Programme of Physical Sciences)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules