Teach Yourself AeroAstro: Ode to the Accidental Spacecraft Engineer

19 Jan 2022 • Written by ovabor

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Teach Yourself AeroAstro: Ode to the Accidental Spacecraft Engineer

I have put together a great studying resource for anyone interested in spacecraft and rockets [1]. The study of spacecraft and rockets is a fascinating endeavor that can take you on amazing adventures. It can also lead to an exciting career in the aerospace industry. But even if you never pursue a career in this field, learning about spacecraft and rockets will give you a deeper understanding of our universe and our place within it. So what are you waiting for? Start teaching yourself aerospace engineering [2] today!


[1] If you’re like me (space enthusiast) and you’re interested in small satellites development or liquid rocket engine design philosophy as well as its combustion dynamics then please consider exploring this resource! It has a wealth of information on both subjects, and it’s constantly being updated with new content.

[2] Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the design, development, testing and production of aircraft, spacecraft, and rockets. It has two major branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. Aeronautical engineers primarily focus on aircraft while astronautical engineers focus on spacecraft and rockets.

Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering

Space Mission Design

Spacecraft Design

Mission Confidence Framework

This work is largely based on books, articles, white papers, blog posts, research papers, conference talks and other work authored by a lot of people.

  1. Conceptual Design
  2. Planning and Management
  3. Detailed Design and Analysis

3.1 Mechanical and Thermal

3.2 Electrical

3.3 Embedded Software Firmware

3.4 Flight Software

3.5 Subsystem Design

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Integration and Test

5.1 Radiation Testing

5.2 Launch Environment Testing

5.3 Thermal Testing

5.4 Subsystem Testing

  1. Launch
  2. Operations

Rockets, Launch Vehicles, and Propulsion Technologies


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