ENAE 791 – Spring, 2022
Space Launch and Entry Vehicle Design
Syllabus, Announcements, and Lecture Slides
 

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

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Notes and Announcements

220510 – Hey, folks - I honestly have nothing to talk about today, so the last lecture... was last Thursday. (No class today.) I will be on Zoom (434 305 7745) during class time today if you have any questions or anything. Thanks for the great turnout throughout the term, and I hope you found the course valuable. Looking forward to seeing your final projects!

220407 – Today's class is cancelled. I encourage you to use the time to work on your projects. Remember, Iím looking for informal progress reports next week. E-mail me or use the chat function here if you have any questions. Sorry about the late notice.

220301 – Due to a number of things all coming together at the same point in time, I am going to cancel today's class (Tuesday, March 1). I'll try to send this out in a number of ways to make sure everyone sees it before coming in. Sorry about the late notice.

220228 – I screwed up by not checking Problem Set 2 before publishing it - the entry orbit has enough energy to skip out of the atmosphere rather than perform a direct descent. Please reload the revised problem set to see the options available to you. Sorry about that.

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Syllabus

 Date

 Subject

 Deadlines
 Jan. 25 (#01)  Course Overview
 [PDF: 10.9 Mb, 76 pgs]
 
 Jan. 27 (#02)  Orbital Mechanics
 [PDF: 3.5 Mb, 52 pgs]
 
 Feb. 1 (#03)  Rocket Performance
 [PDF: 3.1 Mb, 56 pgs]
 
 Feb. 3 (#04)  Orbital Decay/Ballistic Entry
 [PDF: 7.2 Mb, 49 pgs]
 Problem Set 1 handed out
 Feb. 8 (#05)  Ballistic Entry/Lifting Entry
 [PDF: 4.8 Mb, 57 pgs]
 
 Feb. 10 (#06)  Lifting Entry/Entry Aerodynamics [PDF: 6.8 Mb, 30 pgs]
 Applications of Entry Aerodynamics [PDF: 1.2 Mb, 27 pgs]
 
 Feb. 15 (#07)  Cost Estimation and Engineering Economics
 [PDF: 1.7 Mb, 60 pgs]
 Problem Set 1 due
 Feb. 17 (#08)  Mass Estimating Relations
 [PDF: 3.2 Mb, 45 pgs]
 Problem Set 2 handed out (revised 2/28/22)
 Feb. 22 (#09)  Propulsion and Power Systems Design
 [PDF: 5.3 Mb, 66 pgs]
 
 Feb. 24 (#10)  Reliability, Redundancy, and Resiliency
 [PDF: 1.4 Mb, 47 pgs]
 
 March 1

 Class canceled
 

 
 March 3 (#11)

 Reliability, Redundancy, and Resiliency (continued)
 [PDF: 1.4 Mb, 47 pgs]

 Problem Set 2 due (or not)
 March 8 (#12)  Launch Abort Systems
 [PDF: 1.8 Mb, 32 pgs]
 
 March 10 (#13)  Entry, Descent, and Landing Case Studies
 [PDF: 11.4 Mb, 119 pgs]
 March 15 (#14)  Entry, Descent, and Landing Case Studies (continued)
 [PDF: 11.4 Mb, 119 pgs]
 
 March 17 (#15)  Term Project/ParaShield case study
 [PDF: 5.6 Mb; 82 pgs.]/font>
 
 March 22  Spring Break
 
 March 24  Spring Break
 

 March 29 (#16)

 Aerothermodynamics 1
 [PDF: 7.9 Mb; 141 pgs.]
 
 March 31 (#17)  Aerothermodynamics 2
 [PDF: 7.9 Mb; 141 pgs.]
 
 April 5 (#18)  Ground Processing and Launch Facilities
 [PDF: 18.5 Mb, 105 pgs.]
 
 April 7 (#19)  Work on term projects
 April 12 (#20)  Launch and Entry Failures
 [PDF: 2.7 Mb, 37 pgs.]
 April 14 (#21)  Sounding Rocket Trajectories
 
 April 19 (#22)  Launch Vehicle Structures and Mechanisms
 [PDF: 6.1 Mb, 64 pgs]
 
 April 21 (#23)  Launch Vehicle Performance and Systems
 [PDF: 4.6 Mb, 65 pgs]
 
 April 26 (#24)  Sounding Rocket Trajectories
 [PDF: 217 Kb, 9 pgs]
 
 April 28 (#25)  Reusability
 [PDF: 3 Mb, 56 pgs]
 
 May 3 (#26)  Final Project Discussion [PDF: 204 Kb, 14 pgs]
 Launch Vehicles: The Gimmick [PDF: 1.2 Mb, 14 pgs]
 
 May 5 (#27)  Vehicle Reusability
 
 May 10 (#28)  Wrap-up Lecture