AA 528: Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

Welcome to AA 528: Spacecraft Dynamics and Control. This is a homepage that has evolved over a few iterations of the course.

Instructor: Taylor P. Reynolds

Lecture Notes

Here is a broad list of topics we will cover in some semblance of order. Notes and lecture videos will be added here as we go.


Some of the questions may contain “design” flaws the first time they were asked. These generally got worked out & updated over time, but I do apologize if any remain. I’ve included the full historical list, even if some later years repeated/re-framed/improved on certain questions from a previous year.




Here is a short list of constants that we will use often. This will help standardize your homework/exam answers with the ones I will use to grade them.