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ASCI 601 : Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense, and Exploration

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Applications in Space: Commerce, Defense, and Exploration
The scientific, military, and commercial interests in international and domestic space programs are examined throughout the history of space flight. The needs of commercial space endeavors and methods of expanding space technology into manufacturing are contrasted to the importance of scientific exploration, and the requirements of military space operations. The justification, development, and costs of scientific exploration programs, defense-related projects, and commercial endeavors are used to study the evolution of space missions and the development of future programs.

The requirements related to scientific, defense and commercial missions will be used to outline the U.S. and foreign space programs. The forces behind the operations in space are emphasized to show the evolutionary development of space programs and projects. Specific spacecraft projects are examined to show the stages of development and the distinct purposes of the programs. Economic trends in the countries supporting the various space programs are evaluated for the relative success of the project and the development of similar programs.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Assess the current and emerging technologies in space operations for use in commercial markets, both space-borne and Earth-borne.

2. Examine the commercial forces in spacecraft and satellite operations and the increasing internationalization of space activities.

3. Debate economic indices for advancing technology on spacecraft platforms.

4. Analyze military applications of spacecraft in strategic and defensive terms.

5. Evaluate the role of the military in space operations and hardware.

6. Analyze the systematic approach for planning spaceflight missions.

7. Analyze real and potential social and scientific contributions of space programs.

8. Determine the possibilities offuture space programs based on global needs and economic forces.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Samuel Peterson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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