Architecture and Design of Commercial Space Launch Systems
This project effort will focus on a comparison of the architectures and design of US commercial space launch systems, with the goal of comparing and contrasting approaches in propulsion, control and avionics with emphasis on reliability.
- Space Propulsion Analysis and Design, Humble, Henry and Larson, McGraw Hill, 1997
- Space Launch and Transportation Systems: Design and Operations, Controlled document.
- Engineers experienced in space launch systems design, development and operations, or at least one area. Students must be a US Citizen with a current job in the US Government or Government contractor.