AE4870 Spacecraft Design and Integration I

Principles of spacecraft design considerations, spacecraft configurations, design of spacecraft subsystems, interdependency of designs of spacecraft subsystems, launch vehicles, mass power estimation, and trade-offs between performance, cost, and reliability. The emphasis is on military geosynchronous communications satellites. The course includes an individual design project.


AE2820, AE3804, AE3851 or by consent of instructor

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  • Spring