2020 Short Courses

Rocket and Space Propulsion: Now and the Future

Saturday, October 24th from 8 AM - 12 PM

Propulsion has a long history of pushing the limits of technology and our understanding. From the Wright brother's use of aluminum for the first time in an engine, to Goddard's first liquid rocket, and the invention of the afterburner to enable airbreathing supersonic flight, propulsion has often required us to innovate and fight with some of the harshest conditions in an aerospace vehicle. This course will present an overview of rocket and space propulsion including current technologies such as liquid rockets and ion engines, to future technologies such as detonation engines and fusion space propulsion.

This course will be taught by Dr. Gabe Xu (UAH).

This course is a separate cost from the symposium ticket. Purchase your short course ticket here: Rocket and Space Propulsion: Now and the Future Ticket Purchase

 

How to Design an Interplanetary Mission

Saturday, October 24th from 1 PM - 5 PM

This short course will cover an overview of Kepler’s Laws, 2-Body Dynamics and Equations of Motion, Patched Conics Mission Planning, Gravity Flybys, and general coplanar transfer techniques. These topics will be used to demonstrate how to design an initial interplanetary mission and conduct 1st order analysis used to define system requirements. The short course will culminate with the attendee participating in a small group exercise where each group plans a mission to the planet of their choice and defines the concept of operations and top level system requirements.

This course will be taught by Charles (Chuck) E. Goble (GeoControl Systems, Inc.).

This course is a separate cost from the symposium ticket. Purchase your short course ticket here: How to Design an Interplanetary Mission Ticket Purchase

 

Both short courses can be purchased at a discount here: Ticket for both Short Courses