Launch Vehicle Design Training
|Commitment||3 days, 7-8 hours a day.|
|How To Pass||Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.|
|User Ratings||Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said|
|Delivery Options||Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live|
Launch Vehicle Design Training Course – Hands-on
Launch Vehicle Design Training Course – Customize it
- We can adapt this training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
- If you are familiar with some aspects of this training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
- We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
- If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
Launch Vehicle Design Training Course – Audience/Target Group
The target audience for this training course:
Launch Vehicle Design Training Course – Objectives:
Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:
- Characteristics of current and proposed vehicles.
- Tradeoffs in performance and cost.
- Trends and technology of modern launch vehicles.
- Evaluation of launch vehicle design and performance.
- Understanding of why launch vehicle services are such high-cost items.
Launch Vehicle Design Training – Course Content
What Comprises A Launch System. Mission planning, operational launch sites, range operations, launch vehicle integration and payload integration.
Launch Systems Available Today. Expendable domestic and foreign launch systems, price estimations, payload capability and volume, orbital element capabilities, risk factors and availability. The Space Shuttle as the only operational example of a reusable launch vehicle.
Launch Vehicle Systems of the Future. Alternative launch systems, that are currently under development, what they promise, and how they promise to provide a better mission. Will they work out?
Evaluating Alternative Launch System Concepts. How to evaluate alternative launch vehicles for your mission. How to evaluate future launch vehicle concepts from the business and technical perspective. Evaluating the differences between expendable and reusable launch vehicles, and other alternatives.
Understanding Solid, Liquid and Hybrid Launch Vehicles. Examination of the technical, performance and cost issues where different rocket propulsion alternatives are integrated into a vehicle. When are solid rockets the best vehicle choice? When are storable liquid rockets the best vehicle choice? When are cryogenic liquid rockets the best vehicle choice? When are hybrid rockets the best vehicle choice?
High Technology & Launch Vehicles. How have technologies, high-performance materials and solid state electronics been integrated into launch vehicles? What technology is being used to design and develop new launch vehicle systems? What is the future direction of technology in launch vehicles?
Launch Vehicle Systems & Environments. Understanding the extreme heat and cold environments which launch vehicles must survive. Understanding the impact of vibration, shock, acceleration, dynamic pressure and other environments on both the launch vehicle and payload.
Mission Safety, Reliability and Risk Considerations. What are the drivers for higher standards of safety and reliability? What reliability risks exist with vehicles having limited track records? How can launch vehicles be safer for people, property and environment along the flight path? Are there strategies to mitigate risk?
Strategic Thinking and the Future of Launch Vehicles. What strategies lead to successful launch vehicles? How do you separate fact from the smoke-and-mirrors? What strategies apply to expendable launch vehicles? What strategies apply to reusable launch vehicles?
Why are there Problems with Today’s Launch Vehicles? Many launch vehicles flying today have their roots in the dawn of the space age. Why has the operation of delivering payloads to space remained both unreliable and costly?