Propulsion and Aerothermodynamics
This sphere of activity is what puts the flight into spaceflight, encapsulating launcher and spacecraft propulsion technologies as well as atmospheric ascent and re-entry.
What is the Propulsion and Aerothermodynamics domain?
Propulsion covers all methods of propelling launchers and space vehicles, including chemical, electric and advanced systems. Aerothermodynamics is the study of how high-velocity gases behave, employed as a tool for optimising engine design and also to model the process of atmospheric ascent and re-entry.
Last update: 22 April 2010