Department of Astronautical Engineering News

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Unique Mars spacecraft design earns engineering students a big win from NASA

Jul 06, 2018

USC Viterbi students design a deep-space transport with artificial gravity, earning first place in the graduate division of NASA’s student competition

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Astronaut to Join USC Faculty

May 31, 2018

Garrett Reisman, Director of Space Operations at SpaceX and former NASA astronaut joins USC’s Department of Astronautical Engineering

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Eureka! Eureka! The Class of 2018 Has Found It

May 12, 2018

After long nights that muddled into early mornings in SAL, CED, and Leavey, they’re ready to set sail

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Master’s Class For The Ages

May 12, 2018

2018 USC Viterbi master’s students shared hugs, laughs and memories at graduation ceremonies.

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2018 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

May 11, 2018

Accomplishments of Viterbi Master’s students celebrated at the second annual event

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Marie Curie Dropped the Ph.D. Mic 115 Years Ago. These Trojans Picked It Up.

May 10, 2018

At the 2018 USC Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony, the intellectual descendants of Curie, Drexler and Viterbi took the stage.

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Reduce, Reuse, Rockets?

May 04, 2018

Astronautics grad Conor Cimo followed his passions for rocket engines and sustainability while at USC, and hopes to one day combine them

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“One of the most powerful student-built engines in the world”

Mar 08, 2018

The student-led USC Liquid Propulsion Lab teams up with Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology to build and launch a liquid rocket

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“Real Deal @ USC” showcases impressive startups from around the country

Jan 04, 2018

Entrepreneurs of young, exciting companies gather in SCilicon Beach for an evening of networking and dual-use ventures

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USC Viterbi Joins the International Astronautical Federation

Nov 08, 2017

At the 68th International Astronautical Congress, USC Viterbi School of Engineering joins notable space organizations like NASA, ESA and SpaceX as a member of the IAF

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Mapping NASA’s Space Missions

Sep 20, 2017

PhD student given the Outstanding Achievement Award from NASA’s Johnson Space Center for his work designing space flight trajectories

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Department of Astronautical Engineering Reaches Major Milestone

Aug 28, 2017

Since its establishment in 2004, this unique space engineering department has awarded more than 500 Master of Science degrees.

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IN MEMORIAM: Phillip Muntz, Emeritus Professor of Astronautics

Aug 04, 2017

Phillip Muntz, Emeritus Professor of Astronautics, passed away Aug. 1, 2017

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Collaborate Through Stories: Using Interactive Storytelling to Bridge the Gap Between Engineers and Stakeholders

Jul 14, 2017

Professor Azad Madni uses model-based, data-driven stories to enhance collaboration, engagement, and decision making in complex systems engineering

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2026: A Martian Odyssey

Jun 27, 2017

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

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

Jun 27, 2017

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

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The 2017 Space Tech Expo

Jun 08, 2017

Research Professor David Barnhart and SERC students participate at the annual Space Tech Expo

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2017 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

May 23, 2017

Accomplishments of Viterbi Masters students celebrated in inaugural event

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USC Viterbi 2017 Undergraduate Awards

May 23, 2017

Graduating students from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering were recognized on May 10th at the 2017 Undergraduate Viterbi Awards for their academic, leadership, and service achievements.

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Up, up and away at the 2017 faculty and staff awards

May 03, 2017

Honoring the work and dedication of USC Viterbi faculty and staff

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Engineering Systems: A Convergence of Disciplines

Apr 27, 2017

The 15th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER)

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Winners of the 2017 OCEC Awards

Apr 06, 2017

Viterbi faculty and students receive awards from the Orange County Engineering Council.

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Winners of the 2017 Engineers’ Council Awards

Mar 20, 2017

ASTE faculty and students receive awards from the San Fernando Valley Engineers’ Council.

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USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Breaks Record

Mar 16, 2017

Student-run RPL launches rocket of own design to 144,000 feet

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Watching Over Our Solar System

Nov 17, 2016

Adjunct Associate Professor and JPL Manager Ryan Park Studies the Motion and Physical Property of Solar System Objects

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Mike Gruntman Elected as Full Member of the IAA

Sep 29, 2016

Professor of Astronautics Mike Gruntman was elected as a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics for contributions to astronautics and the exploration of space.

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Azad Madni Honored by Boeing

Sep 29, 2016

Professor Azad Madni was honored by Boeing at their 100th Anniversary for his contributions to aerospace engineering research and education.