Here is a Web site that is at least intended to be basic ("for Dummies"
might not apply to even basic satellite dynamics, sort of like the "Basic
Topology" text I had as an undergrad ;)

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/

I echo Stephe Leake's sentiments (envy? ;) for being in an organization
that is using Ada.  Is that an uphill battle, a straightforward analysis &
decision, or is it to the point where Ada is just assumed to be the best
language for the problem at hand?

Mike

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