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16.83 16.83[J] Space Systems Engineering

Prereq: Permission of instructor
U (Fall)
12 Units

Design of a complete space system, including systems analysis, trajectory analysis, entry dynamics, propulsion and power systems, structural design, avionics, thermal and environmental control, human factors, support systems, and weight and cost estimates. Students participate in teams, each responsible for an integrated vehicle design, providing experience in project organization and interaction between disciplines. Includes several aspects of team communication including three formal presentations, informal progress reports, colleague assessments, and written reports. Course 16 students are expected to complete two professional or concentration subjects from the departmental program before taking this capstone. Offered alternate fall and spring terms.

R. P. Binzel, D. W. Miller

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Same subject as 12.43[J]

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

http://catalog.mit.edu/schools/engineering/aeronautics-astronautics/

The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) students, faculty, and staff share a passion for air and space vehicles, the technologies that enable them, and the missions they fulfill.