16.522 Space Propulsion


Class Info

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.

16.522 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by P. C. Lozano.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 33-422.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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