Basics of Space Flight (ASTRON0087)
Study Guide for Test #2
My Lecture:
Rocket Design
Oregon Lecture:
3. Goddard to WWII
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Know the advantages and disadvantages of solid and of liquid fuel rockets.
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Know the definition of the mass fraction
and be able to calculate it given the rocket’s initial
and final masses.
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Know the practical
mass function range for rockets launched from Earth
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Know the minimum and maximum possible
values for the mass fraction and be able to
explain what a rocket having these values would look like.
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Know the value of the mass fraction for Space Shuttle
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Know the value of
for practical
values of the rocket’s mass fraction.
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Be able to explain why the required mass fraction of a rocket depends upon the escape
velocity of the planet from which it is launched?
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Know how air drag effects the performance of a rocket
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Be able to define the terms:
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Ignition
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Burn
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Burn time
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ISP
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Know the ISP values for.
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 Gunpowder
 Hydrogen peroxide
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Be able to define the term Gforce
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Be able to explain the equation
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Be able to discuss the factors which determine how many gforces a human can withstand
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Know the world record gforce that a human survived
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Be able to explain what a human centrifuge is and how it works
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What are hypergolic rocket fuels and how do they work?
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Know what the Columbiad was and why it was an impractical method of reaching the moon.
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 Spring '08
 JohnStein
 Goddard, V2, Von Braun

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