16.885J | Fall 2005 | Graduate

Aircraft Systems Engineering


1 The Origins of the Space Shuttle

2 Space Shuttle History Short bio due before class
3 Orbiter Sub-System Design

4 The Decision to Build the Shuttle Paragraph and preferences for case study topic due
5 Orbiter Structure + Thermal Protection System

6 Propulsion - Space Shuttle Main Engines

7 Aerodynamics - (From Sub - to Hypersonic and Back)

8 Landing and Mechanical Systems

9 OMS, RCS, Fuel Cells, Auxiliary Power Unit and Hydraulic Systems Initial report outline plus list of reference materials due in class
10 The DoD and the Space Shuttle

11 Use of Subsystems as a Function of Flight Phase

12 Aerothermodynamics First lecture journal due in class
13 Environmental Control Systems

14 Ground Operations - Launching the Shuttle

15 Space Shuttle Accidents Version II of written report due
16 Guidance, Navigation and Control

17 Mission Control 1

18 Mission Control 2

19 Design Process as it Relates to the Shuttle Version III written report due in class
20 EVA and Robotics on the Shuttle

21 Systems Engineering for Space Shuttle Payloads

22 Test Flying the Space Shuttle Oral reports due

Final written report due in class

23 Class Feedback and Wrap up

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