Space System Design

MAE 342

Spring 2008

Monday and Wednesday, 1:30-2:50 pm
J-201, Engineering Quadrangle

Princeton University
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

This course examined the design of launch vehicles and spacecraft, including the impacts of the atmosphere and the space environment on requirements and configurations. The principals and design aspects of the structure, propulsion, power, thermal, communication, and control subsystems were studied. The course also introduced historical antecendents, systems engineering, project management, and space policy. Six problem sets and a space system design project were assigned.

The course is required for the astronautics track of the aerospace engineering program, and it is accessible to all students with the necessary prerequisites (MAE 305 and 341).

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