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Master of Science

in Astronautical Engineering (MS ASTE)


Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering (MS ASTE)

MS ASTE Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

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MS ASTE History, Rationale, Focus, Structure

MS ASTE Contacts

Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC)

A successful online WebEx session (in September 2010) for prospective Master's students in Astronautical Engineering resulted in numerous request from across the country to repeat the event. Consequently, we recorded (October 12, 2010) the program overview by Program Director Professor Mike Gruntman and made it available on-line. The second link is to a more recent webcast in November 2012.

USC Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering: Overview (53 min; 189 MB)

USC Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering: Overview (webinar, Nov 2012) (55 min)

MS ASTE  –  program news and update

about USC MS ASTE in Acta Astronautica, v. 103, 92-105, 2014

Astronautical, aeronautical, and aerospace engineeirng
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Master of Science in Astronatical Engineering

Contact: USC Astronautics Program

Contact: Office of Graduate and Professional Programs

MS ASTE history, structure, focus, rationale

MS ASTE Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

MS ASTE statistics

MS ASTE class schedule

MS ASTE contacts

Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Friends of USC Astronautics on LinkedIn

Mike Gruntman is professor of astronautics at the University of Southern California (USC). He served (2004 – 2007) the founding Chairman of the Department of Astronautical Engineering and hie is the chairman for 2016–2019. Mike is an accomplished space scientist, engineer, and educator, with nearly 300 scholarly publications, including four books , in various areas of science and engineering.

Sputnik    Explorer    Vanguard    Astronautics    Missile defense    Baikonur Tyuratam    Rocket equation

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