University of Michigan

The Basics of Rocket Science

This course is part of Rocket Science 101 Specialization

Aaron Ridley

Instructor: Aaron Ridley

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.9

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Beginner level

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11 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Describe different orbits and how spacecraft can use orbit changes to get from one place to another

  • Determine how much rocket fuel is needed to lift different rockets off the ground and put them into orbit

  • Describe the costs and benefits of different types of rocket engines and designs

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Assessments

20 quizzes

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.9

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Recommended experience

11 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to the first module of the Basics of Rocket Science course, where we will dive into the fundamental concepts of motion and forces. In this module, we will cover a range of topics, including position, velocity, and acceleration, Newton's Laws and Rocket Science, and the critical concept of thrust. Whether you are an aspiring rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, or simply a curious mind eager to explore the mysteries of space, this module will provide you with a solid foundation to understand the key concepts of motion and forces in the world of rocket science. So, let's strap in and get ready for an exciting journey into the basics of rocket science!

What's included

11 videos3 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Welcome to the second module of the Basics of Rocket Science course, where we will delve into the fascinating world of orbits. In this module, we will cover a range of topics, including what an orbit is, escape velocity, and the different types of orbits that exist. So, get ready to discover the mysteries of orbits and the incredible technology that makes it all possible. Let's dive in!

What's included

13 videos1 reading6 quizzes

Welcome to the third module of the Basics of Rocket Science course, where we will explore the fascinating world of rocket engines. In this module, we will cover a range of topics, including mass flow rate vs. exhaust velocity, jet engines, solid engines, and liquid engines. By the end of this module, you will have a deep understanding of the fundamentals of rocket engines and how they are critical to modern technology and space exploration. So, get ready to dive into the world of rocket engines and discover the incredible technology that makes space exploration possible. Let's blast off!

What's included

13 videos1 reading5 quizzes

Welcome to the fourth and final module of the Basics of Rocket Science course, where we will explore the exciting future of rocket science. In this module, we will cover a range of topics, including electric engines, big guns and lasers, other engines such as nuclear, and going to Mars and back. By the end of this module, you will have a deep understanding of the future of rocket science and how it will shape our understanding of the universe and our place in it. So, get ready to explore the cutting edge of rocket science and discover the incredible possibilities that lie ahead. Let's embark on this final journey together!

What's included

13 videos2 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Instructor

Aaron Ridley
University of Michigan
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