Caltech Space Challenge

Monday March 27, 2017 9:00 AM

Space Mission Formulation and System Engineering

Speaker: Steve Matousek , JPL
Location: Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)

Where do space missions come from? What level of maturity does a space mission concept have? These questions are covered as well as what makes a sound concept. Roles and how the team works together are as important as the technical and business model for the concept. The best practices for systems engineering and ensuring the concept covers all important aspects are vital. Finally, figures of merit and how a concept is judged is covered. This short lecture will give a taste of what it is like to work on early advanced concepts and expose what it takes for a concept to be carried forward to the next step.

Series: Caltech Space Challenge Series

Contact: Thibaud Talon or Ilana Gat
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Department of Aerospace (GALCIT)