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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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    Course Outline

    Spacecraft Design and Systems Engineering



    Course Outline:


    I. Spacecraft History

    II. Spacecraft Design Drivers

    III. Launch Environment

    IV. Space Environment

    V. Orbital Mechanics

    VI. Orbital Maneuvers and Rendezvous

    VII. Entry Environment

    VIII. Systems Engineering

    IX. Structures and Mechanisms

    X. Structural Analysis

    XI. Attitude Dynamics

    XII. Attitude Sensing

    XIII. Attitude Control

    XIV. Thermal Control

    XV. Thermal Analysis and Test

    XVI. Environmental Control & Life Support Systems

    XVII. Propulsion

    XVIII. Power

    XIX. Telecommunications

    XX. Command & Data Handling

    XXI. Fabrication and Test

    XXII. Failures and Lessons Learned

    XXIII. Cost Estimation