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.

ASTE Newsletter

Astronautical Engineering @SC

Academic Programs


Student Projects




ASTE Department History

Trojans in Space

Do you know how many Trojan astronauts were in space?

Tenth Anniversary

The ASTE Department celebrates their 10th anniversary.

Buzz Aldrin’s Visit

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin’s visit to the ASTE Department in 2006.

Industry News

RSS AIAA Industry News – RSS Feed


RSS AIAA News – RSS Feed

Viterbi News

Read More

2026: A Martian Odyssey

From designing a ship to sustaining life, students create a fully-functional manned mission to Mars.

Read More

Paging Low Orbit: First Hands-On Satellite Communications Course Takes Off

USC Viterbi Astronautical Engineering offered a Spring 2017 course featuring practical training for satellite tracking and antenna communications.

View all News