Astronautical Engineering

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.

Astronautical Engineering @SC

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Trojans in Space

Do you know how many Trojan astronauts were in space?

Tenth Anniversary

Ten Years at USC Viterbi

The ASTE Department celebrates its 10th anniversary.


Buzz Aldrin’s Visit

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin’s visit to the ASTE Department.

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Alumnus Makes Space Dreams Come True

Alumnus Makes Space Dreams Come True

Propulsion engineer Roderic Vanderscoff helps Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha rocket reach orbit

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Azad Madni Receives NAE’s 2023 Gordon Prize

Azad Madni Receives NAE’s 2023 Gordon Prize

For second year in a row, a Trojan receives top award in engineering education

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Published on February 23rd, 2017

Last updated on February 1st, 2023