ENAE 483/788D
Principles of Space Systems Design
Fall, 2002

Team Problem 1

1) I have formed teams of people to do this assignment. The link to the teams list is here, and it is also in the Notes section of the course syllabus.

2) Select a human-carrying spacecraft or launch vehicle. This may either be a system which was built (e.g., Mercury, Gemini, Soyuz) or a speculative system (past or future) based on sound engineering designs (i.e., not science fiction!) For inspiration, you might wish to look through Mark Wade's Encyclopedia Astronautica site (http://www.astronautix.com).

3) Prepare visuals for an overview presentation on the selected system. This should include interior and exterior diagrams, sketches of mission operations, and presentation of engineering details such as mass, power, payload, etc. All graphics must be done by your team! (i.e., no scanning, no cut-and-paste). Graphics must include examples of sketches, line drawings, and views of a solid model. Access to a variety of solids modeling programs (such as ProEngineer and IDEAS) is available in WAM labs.

4) Output should be a PowerPoint presentation, submitted in electronic form by the deadline on the course syllabus (Thursday, September 26). The presentation should be a logical, well-thought-out technical review of the chosen system, and should adhere to the guidelines presented in the "Engineering Graphics" class. The presentation must include a list of references used in the preparation of the presentation. There should be a list of at least 10 separate reference documents, and no more than half may be from the Internet. The intent behind this requirement is to force you to go to the library and do some "classic" research. That means the "non-internet" reference documents should not be things like NASA reports that are available in their entirety over the internet, but items that you physically find and handle in a library.

5) Your submission will be scored on a 0-5 scale in each of the following categories:

These scores will then be added and normalized to generate the overall grade for the team.