MECH 5106 [0.5 credit] (MCG 5121) Space Mission Analysis and Design
Review of solar system and space exploration. Space mission design and geometry. Analysis of orbit design, transfers, interplanetary trajectories. Effect of environment on spacecraft design. Space propulsion and launch vehicle design. Launch sequence, windows, cost. Reusable launch systems.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as AERO 4802., for which additional credit is precluded.