Astronautical Engineering at USC Viterbi

Astronautical Engineering encompasses the dynamic and cutting-edge fields of advanced science and space technology. Space engineers design, build and operate rockets and missiles, space launchers, communications and direct broadcasting satellites, space navigational systems, remote sensing and reconnaissance satellites, space vehicles for human spaceflight, and planetary probes.

There is no better academic major than Astronautical Engineering in which to obtain the education and to acquire the skills needed for space engineers.

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AME and ASTE Students Awarded at the 2024 AIAA Conference

AME and ASTE Students Awarded at the 2024 AIAA Conference

AME teams received 2nd and 3rd place in the Undergraduate Teams category.

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Graduate Students Present Papers at the 45th IEEE Aerospace Conference

Graduate Students Present Papers at the 45th IEEE Aerospace Conference

Paper topics ranged from designs for space robots, to management of space debris, to support for astronauts conducting maintenance in space habitats.

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Professor Mike Gruntman participates in Symposium on Space Sciences and Technologies at  M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru

Professor Mike Gruntman participates in Symposium on Space Sciences and Technologies at M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru

Professor Gruntman helped to organize the symposium, and took part in a panel discussion where he discussed opportunities in space for students in India.

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USC Rocket Propulsion Lab is Ready to Return to Space

USC Rocket Propulsion Lab is Ready to Return to Space

The stellar USC Astronautics team has now set the record for the most powerful motor ever fired by a student group – so, what’s next?

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Professor Azad Madni Awarded ASME Honorary Membership

Professor Azad Madni Awarded ASME Honorary Membership

Professor Azad Madni is awarded Honorary Membership by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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Astronautical Engineering in Media

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CNN: 5 ways the Columbia disaster changed spaceflight forever

CNN: 5 ways the Columbia disaster changed spaceflight forever

Professor Garrett Reisman, a former astronaut, discussed how he spent part of his career in connection with the families who lost loved ones on the Challenger disaster.

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Space News: Space loves AI, AI doesn’t love Space

Space News: Space loves AI, AI doesn’t love Space

David Barnhart was interviewed about the role of AI for long-distance missions.

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Fox 11: Historic Moon Landing

Fox 11: Historic Moon Landing

Garrett Reisman was interviewed about United States’ first return to the moon since 1972.

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Hindustan Times: USC Viterbi School of Engineering Unveiled: A conversation with Professor Gaurav Sukhatme

Hindustan Times: USC Viterbi School of Engineering Unveiled: A conversation with Professor Gaurav Sukhatme

Executive Vice Dean Gaurav Sukhatme was interviewed about the opportunities at USC Viterbi for international students including in AI, robotics and space.

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ABC (Australia): The significance of the SpaceX rocket failure

ABC (Australia): The significance of the SpaceX rocket failure

Garrett Reisman was interviewed about the recent launches by SpaceX and the learnings from these launches.

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Published on February 23rd, 2017

Last updated on December 7th, 2023