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Aerospace Engineering (AERO)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

AERO 4802 [0.5 credit]

Space Mission Analysis and Design

History of space exploration. Review of solar system. Space mission design. Space mission geometry. Space mission analysis: orbit design, orbit transfers and interplanetary trajectories. Space environment and its effect on spacecraft design. Space propulsion and launch vehicle design. Launch sequence, launch windows and launch cost. Reusable launch systems. Also offered at the graduate level, with additional or different requirements, as MECH 5106, for which additional credit is precluded.
Precludes additional credit for AERO 4842, MAAE 4906B (1994-2004 inclusive), MECH 5802 (2002-2004 inclusive), MECH 5700 Section "L" (1994-1997 inclusive), MECH  5805 (1999-2002 inclusive).
Prerequisite: AERO 3002 or MECH 3002.

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