Test02_STUDY GUIDE

# Test02_STUDY GUIDE - Basics of Space Flight(ASTRON0087...

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Basics of Space Flight (ASTRON0087) Study Guide for Test #2 My Lecture: Rocket Design Oregon Lecture: 3. Goddard to WWII ! Know the advantages and disadvantages of solid and of liquid fuel rockets. ! Know the definition of the mass fraction and be able to calculate it given the rocket’s initial and final masses. ! Know the practical mass function range for rockets launched from Earth " 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. " Know the value of the mass fraction for Space Shuttle " Know the value of for practical values of the rocket’s mass fraction. " 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? ! Know how air drag effects the performance of a rocket ! Be able to define the terms: " Ignition " Burn " Burn time " ISP " Know the ISP values for. .. - Gunpowder - Hydrogen peroxide ! Be able to define the term G-force " Be able to explain the equation " Be able to discuss the factors which determine how many g-forces a human can withstand " Know the world record g-force that a human survived ! Be able to explain what a human centrifuge is and how it works ! What are hypergolic rocket fuels and how do they work? ! Know what the Columbiad was and why it was an impractical method of reaching the moon.

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