Accession Number:

ADA445147

Title:

The Undergraduate Satellite and Rocket Design, Fabrication, Launch and Operations Program at the United States Air Force Academy

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO DEPT OF ASTRONAUTICS

Report Date:

2004-08-20

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The Space Systems Research Center at the United States Air Force Academy is building a cadre of space professionals one cadet at a time. Cadets majoring in astronautical engineering and space operations participate in a two-semester capstone program in the design, fabrication, testing and launching of a sounding rocket the FalconLAUNCH program, or in the design, fabrication, testing, launching and operation of a satellite in space the FalconSAT and FalconOPS programs . This paper details the development, challenges, and advantages or conducting an undergraduate space program performing world class research.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE