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AERO 150: Introduction to Rocketry (3 credits)

Course Description

This is a general introductory course to rocket science. Principles of propulsion, aerodynamics, and safety protocols for design and ground operations are stressed. (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: Credit in Math 25, 26, 29, 82, or higher.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of propulsive methods, especially as pertains to space.
  • Solve applicable problems of space craft kinematics, dynamics, and energy considerations.
  • Apply the laws of planetary motion and celestial mechanics.
  • Outline the historical development of manned and unmanned space flight.
  • Identify and describe the appropriate instruments, detectors and space probes used by astronomers and space scientists to explore the solar system, especially in the area of remote sensing.
  • Discuss the future of space colonization and exploitation.

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