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AE 598 PEO - Planetary Entry

Fall 2021

Planetary EntryPEO70953ONL4 -    Zachary R Putnam

Course Description

Graduate-level overview of planetary entry systems. Topics include: flight mechanics; guidance, navigation, and control systems; thermal protection systems; aerothermodynamics; descent and landing systems; aerocapture; aerobraking; mission and vehicle design; and modeling and simulation. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate technical content.

Credit Hours

4 hours


BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of highter learning abroad.

Subject Area

  • Aerospace Engineering