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Prof.dr.ir. J.M. Hoekstra

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Study load (hrs)
112
Level
Bachelor

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Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II

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This part of the course Introduction to Aerospace Engineering is focused on two aerospace disciplines: "space and orbital mechanics" and "structures and materials". These topics are discussed in detail and will provide an understanding for both aircraft and for spacecraft/space missions. 
Study Goals

- List/describe the reasons for going into space and the principles of rockets, including their trajectories.
- Motivate the selection of spacecraft configurations depending on the mission and identify the main elements of a satellite.
- Describe the features of the space environment and their consequences for space activities.
- Determine elementary satellite orbits, transfer orbits and maneuvers
- Describe and work with elementary space propulsion aspects: launch, velocity budget and rocket equation
- List the characteristics of typical aerospace materials & structures and describe their meaning and relevance
- List the main structural elements of an aerospace vehicle and describe their functions and performance. 

 

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