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    Course Overview
    InstructorCourse OutlineCourse Materials

    Course Instructor This course is organized and taught by distinguished subject matter experts in the AIAA Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion Technical committee. The instructors include Bryan Palaszewski, NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Dr. Palszewski is the Leader

    Course Outline I. Introduction and Overview of Advanced Nuclear Propulsion A. Limitations of state of the art space nuclear propulsion technology B. Where does advanced nuclear propulsion fit (typical mission applications) C. Types of advanced propulsion concepts 1. Performance (Isp,

      Course Materials       Since course notes will not be distributed onsite, AIAA and your course instructor are highly recommending that you bring your computer with the course notes already downloaded to the course. Once you have registered

    Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion: Nuclear Systems and How They Work


    The Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion Course includes 5 lectures on different topics in advanced nuclear space propulsion. A short overview is provided on the wide breadth of advanced nuclear concepts, ranging from fission, fusion, antimatter, etc. The remaining 4 lectures focus on nuclear system design, construction, and operation for missions throughout the Solar System. These presentations will include Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs), nuclear spacecraft options and configurations, reactor design, and a basic overview of nuclear energy systems.

    Key Topics:

    • Introduction
    • Overview of all advanced nuclear propulsion
    • Overview of nuclear energy systems,
    • Reactor design,
    • Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs),
    • Nuclear spacecraft options and configurations

    Who Should Attend:

    Engineers and managers involved in liquid propulsion component and system design, analysis, development, and certification for flight. This course provides a superb combination of lessons learned on developed systems, reviews currently used propulsion, and addresses evolving systems.

    Course Information:

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
    Course Level: Advanced

    Course scheduling available in the following formats:

    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Stand-alone/Public Course

    Course Length: 2 days
    AIAA CEU's available: yes