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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Fundamentals of Liquid Chemical Propellants and Applications for Less-Toxic Alternatives


    Liquid propulsion systems are critical to launch vehicle and spacecraft performance, and mission success. This two-day course, taught by a team of government, industry and international experts, will cover propulsion fundamentals and topics of interest in launch vehicle and spacecraft propulsion; non-toxic propulsion; microsat and cubesat propulsion; propulsion system design and performance; and human rating of liquid engines. In keeping with the theme of the 2011 JPC, "Turning Propulsion Ideas into Reality", lessons learned from development and flight of components and systems will be discussed.

    Key Topics:

    • Rocket Propulsion Fundamentals
    • Structural Considerations in Rocket Engine Design
    • Rocket Engine Testing
    • Development and Flight Experience with Green Monopropellants
    • Microsat, Nanosat and Cubesat Propulsion
    • Dual Mode Engines and Propulsion System Trades

    Who Should Attend:

    This course is intended for engineers and managers involved in liquid propulsion component and system design, development, analysis, program management, contracts or certification for flight.

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course

    Course Level: Intermediate

    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