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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USC Liquid Propulsion Lab is Advancing Reusable Rocket Research
USC Liquid Propulsion Lab is Advancing Reusable Rocket Research

The student-run team tackles the challenge of designing regeneratively cooled reusable rocket engines.

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Azad Madni Receives Prestigious National Awards
Azad Madni Receives Prestigious National Awards

University professor elected as AIAA honorary fellow and receives Distinguished Career Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences.

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Ph.D. Student Tackles the Environmental Impact of Spacecraft Re-Entry
Ph.D. Student Tackles the Environmental Impact of Spacecraft Re-Entry

José P. Ferreira, a doctoral candidate in astronautical engineering, has received the prestigious Space for Sustainability Award from the European Space Agency (ESA).

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From Dreams to Degrees: USC Viterbi Class of 2024 Graduates Shape Tomorrow, Today
From Dreams to Degrees: USC Viterbi Class of 2024 Graduates Shape Tomorrow, Today

At the forefront of engineering and technology, graduates like Christian Bryan redefine potential with degrees in cutting-edge fields and a commitment to lifelong exploration.

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Master’s Class of 2024: “The Best So Far”
Master’s Class of 2024: “The Best So Far”

At the USC Viterbi master’s commencement ceremonies, Dean Yannis C. Yortsos praised graduates’ resilience, ingenuity and integrity

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Astronautical Engineering in Media

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The American Geophysical Union: Satellite megaconstellations may jeopardize recovery of ozone hole

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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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Published on February 23rd, 2017

Last updated on June 13th, 2024