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Course Details

Course Code: SPST445 Course ID: 3164 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course evaluates Space Transportation Systems (STS) including manned space flight operations, supporting systems and the Space Shuttle mission, both present and future. Included are manned space flight operations, supporting systems and the Space Shuttle mission, both present and future. A review of Space Shuttle flight profiles, guidance and navigation control, proximity operations and rendezvous and a brief review of hypersonic orbiter aerodynamics are included. Also covered are future STS applications to space station logistical operations, commercial applications and Department of Defense operations. (Prerequisites: SPST200)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the aerospace history that led to the construction of the U.S. Space Shuttle.

  • Describe the major shuttle systems including the orbiter, the main engines, the external tank, and the solid rocket boosters.

  • Explain the operations involved in a normal space shuttle mission as well as planned abort sequence actions.

  • Identify the operations of the space shuttle infrastructure to include the orbiter processing facility, the vehicle assembly building, launch control, the launch pads and mission control as well as mission planning procedures

  • Analyze the facts of the two shuttle accidents and what possible actions may have prevented these mishaps.

  • Determine future space transportation objectives of commercial space transportation ventures.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the aerospace history that led to the construction of the U.S. Space Shuttle.

  • Describe the major shuttle systems including the orbiter, the main engines, the external tank, and the solid rocket boosters.

  • Explain the operations involved in a normal space shuttle mission as well as planned abort sequence actions.

  • Identify the operations of the space shuttle infrastructure to include the orbiter processing facility, the vehicle assembly building, launch control, the launch pads and mission control as well as mission planning procedures

  • Analyze the facts of the two shuttle accidents and what possible actions may have prevented these mishaps.

  • Determine future space transportation objectives of commercial space transportation ventures.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.