American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics hosts talk with Dr. Atri Dutta

Join the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics for Dr. Atri Dutta’s talk, “How to fly a spacecraft” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in 301 Rhatigan Student Center.

The determination of the optimal trajectory of a spacecraft can be complex, especially when the spacecraft uses a low-thrust propulsion system or when it operates in a challenging dynamical environment. The talk will provide an overview of astrodynamics research being conducted at WSU’s Astronautics Laboratory to address some of those challenges. Specific examples of research conducted will include all-electric spacecraft, hurricane monitoring constellations, NuSol probe and the CubeSat being developed to validate a neutrino detector in space.