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ARO 1021L - Introduction to Astronautics and Rocket Propulsion Laboratory (1)


History of missile, rocket, spacecraft and rocket propulsion development. The role of the aerospace engineer in industry, government, and the university. The impact of political considerations on the space program. Design and mission characteristics of current launch vehicles, spacecraft and propulsion. Propulsion system thrust and performance. Launch performance, boost and reentry trajectories, and orbits. Orbital simulation methods. Launch windows and rendezvous. Spacecraft mission design and configuration. Spacecraft guidance and control techniques. Booster design. Solid-propelled engine and rocket flight test projects. Compressed-air thrust project.

Prerequisite(s): ARO Majors only.
Corequisite(s): MAT 114 or MAT 1140 .
Component(s): Laboratory
Grading Basis: Graded Only
Repeat for Credit: May be taken only once
Course Category: Major Course



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