16.522 Space Propulsion
Reviews rocket propulsion fundamentals. Discusses advanced concepts in rocket propulsion ranging from chemical engines to electrical engines. Topics include advanced mission analysis, physics and engineering of microthrusters, solid propellant rockets, electrothermal, electrostatic, and electromagnetic schemes for accelerating propellant. Some coverage is given of satellite power systems and their relation to propulsion systems. Laboratory work emphasizes design and characterization of electric propulsion engines.
This class has 16.50 as a prerequisite.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Space Propulsion site.
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