AERO 150 : Introduction to Rocketry

This is a general introductory course to rocket science. Principles of propulsion, aerodynamics, and safety protocols for design and ground operations are stressed.



Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of propulsive methods, especially as pertains to space.
  • Solve applicable problems of spacecraft kinematics, dynamics, and energy considerations.
  • Apply the laws of planetary motion and celestial mechanics.
  • Outline the historical development of manned and unmanned space flight.
  • Identify and describe the appropriate instruments, detectors and space probes used by astronomers and space scientists to explore the solar system, especially in the area of remote sensing.
  • Discuss the future of space colonization and exploitation.