ENAE 483/788D - Fall, 2016
Lecture #01
Course Introduction/Team Projects

  Space Systems Laboratory - Department of Aerospace Engineering - University of Maryland

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Lecture Notes

Lecture slides (PDF; 850 Kb, 55 pgs.)

Lecture Videos

Clip from "Spider" (episode of From the Earth to the Moon - HBO Films) (M4V (MPEG 4) - 138 Mb) - I think this is the most realistic depiction of aerospace vehicle design ever shown in a fictional film.

Supplemental Notes


Website References

National Institute of Aerospace "Big Idea" site detailing their competition, including the description of the project for 2016 (http://bigidea.nianet.org)

National Institute of Aerospace RASC-AL site detailing their competition, including the descriptions of their themes for 2016 (http://rascal.nianet.org)

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp) - Every technical report published by or for NASA, and for NACA before that. Many reports are instantly downloadable in PDF format.

AIAA Technical Reports (http://www.aiaa.org) - Free access to AIAA meeting papers and journals from university computers

Problem Set #01

Your assignment for the first lecture of 483/788D is to find two technical papers relevant to your term project (the Solar Electric Propulsion stage), and post them on the "Assignment 1" topic on the discussion board of the ENAE483 Slack site. The post should start with author(s), title, and publication, and then have a paragraph or so of summary and discussion on why it's relevant and useful to the project, and include a PDF attachment of the paper or a link to where it can be downloaded. Each paper must be unique! If you submit the same paper someone else did, you will receive no credit for it! (This is your incentive to do this assignment early.)