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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 16.522 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Space Propulsion 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Manuel Martinez-Sanchez 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 16.522 Space Propulsion



    Spring 2004




    Course Highlights


    This site includes complete lecture notes and assignments for this semester.


    Course Description


    Space Propulsion begins with a review of rocket propulsion fundamentals. The course then proceeds into advanced propulsion concepts, ranging from chemical to electrical engines. Propulsion system selection criteria and mission analysis are introduced. The bulk of the semester is devoted to the physics and engineering of various engine classes, including electrothermal, electrostatic and electro-magnetic. Specific topics include arcjets, ion engines, Hall thrusters and colloid thrusters.
     

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