Space

Earth Reference Systems

  • Students learn about the Earth’s grid system.
  • Space Reference Systems:  An understanding of the Earth and it’s rotation around the Sun is essential to understanding the space reference system of right ascension and declination.
  • Flight Simulator:  Students compare piloting using conventional flight instruments and a heads-up display.

Satellites

  • Students learn about different types of satellites and their functions.
  • Rockets:  Students gain an understanding of different types of rockets and their parts, propulsion, and control.  Students review the rocketry industry–past, present, and future.
  • Rocket Simulator:  This lesson is still in development.

Orbital Mechanics

  • This lesson is still in development.
  • Modeling Satellite Orbits (using Satellite Tool Kit):  This lesson is still in development.
  • Flight Simulator:  This lesson is still in development.