The Undergraduate Satellite and Rocket Design, Fabrication, Launch and Operations Program at the United States Air Force Academy
AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO DEPT OF ASTRONAUTICS
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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.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
- Unmanned Spacecraft