If you ever dreamed to work on the conception of spacecrafts, this MOOC is a MUST ! Enjoy almost 100 hours of theories related to spacecraft dynamics and control. You will learn the description of the motion and rates of motion of rigid bodies, how to develop the equations of motion that predict the movement of rigid bodies, and non-linear controls to program specific orientations and achieve precise aiming goals in three-dimensional space. WOW !
The professor of this Spacecraft Dynamics and Control MOOC is Hanspeter Schaub, Professor and Chair of Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. This course is free if you only want to read the content of the course and to watch the videos. You will have to pay a few dollars if you want to access all of the course, including rating homework, and to have an official certificate to print or to share (on LinkedIn for example).
Image credits : spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Jupiter: NASA/ESA/J. Nichols (University of Leicester); Ganymede: NASA/JPL; Io: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona; Callisto and Europa: NASA/JPL/DLRSources