NEEP533 Course Notes (Spring 1999)
Resources from Space

NEEP 533 / Geology 533 / Astronomy 533 / EMA 601
2:25-3:15 MWF     265 Matls. Science & Engr.    
News Flashes (03/05/99)

Date #   Instructor Topic     Term Paper
20-Jan99 1 W Kulcinski Course Intro and Requirements

Topics&Style Sheet

22-Jan 2 F Schmitt A Trip to the Moon/One Environmental System [PDF]

 

25-Jan 3 M Schmitt Resource Requirements in Space [PDF]

 

27-Jan 4 W Brown Resource Limitations on Earth-Minerals

 

29-Jan 5 F Kulcinski Resource Limitations on Earth-Energy

 

1-Feb 6 M Churchwell Big Bang Theory/Origin of Elements [PDF]

 

3-Feb 7 W Churchwell Origin of the Solar System-Sun, Planets, Solar Wind/Galileo [PDF]

 

5-Feb 8 F Churchwell Origin of the Solar System-Asteroids, Comets [PDF]

 

8-Feb 9 M Santarius Overview Transportation (Trajectories)

 

10-Feb 10 W Schmitt Evolution of the Moon as a Planet

 

12-Feb 11 F Schmitt Evolution of the Moon as a Planet

 

15-Feb 12 M Schmitt Lunar Prospector & Other Recent Observations of the Moon

 

15-Feb   M All Evening with the Faculty-Union South-7 PM

 

17-Feb 13 W Schmitt Potential Resources of the Moon

 

19-Feb 14 F Schmitt Evolution of Mars as a Planet

 

22-Feb 15 M Schmitt Possible Life on Mars

 

24-Feb 16 W Kulcinski Nuclear Power Sources in Space

 

26-Feb 17 F Kulcinski Exam [PDF]

 

1-Mar 18 M Schmitt Potential Resources of Mars

 

3-Mar 19 W Schmitt Potential Resources On and From the Asteroids/Comets

titles due

3-Mar   W All Evening with Videos of Impact Cratering, Miners, Rovers, and Nuclear Rockets

 

5-Mar 20 F Schmitt Mars Base Activation Scenarios

 

6-14Mar       Spring Break

 

15-Mar 21 M Kulcinski Extraction Techniques-Solar Wind Volatiles

 

17-Mar 22 W Kulcinski Extraction Techniques- Oxygen

 

19-Mar 23 F Brown Extraction Techniques for Minerals in Space

 

22-Mar 24 M Kulcinski Fusion-Principles

 

24-Mar 25 W Kulcinski Helium-3 Fusion

 

26-Mar 26 F Kulcinski Helium-3 Significance

outlines due

29-Mar 27 M Kulcinski/Schmitt Mine Planning and Mining Concepts for Lunar Resources

 

31-Mar 28 W Schmitt Lunar Base Activation Scenarios

 

2-Apr 29 F Kulcinski Radiation Effects to Humans

 

5-Apr 30 M Schmitt Recent Probes for the Exploration of Mars

 

7-Apr 31 W Santarius Getting There and Back-Electric Propulsion

 

9-Apr 32 F Santarius Getting There and Back-Fusion Rockets

 

12-Apr 33 M Griffin Getting There & Back-Devel. of Heavy Lift Launch Vehicles [PDF]

 

14-Apr 34 W Schmitt Legal Implications

 

16-Apr 35 F Schmitt International Implications

 

19-Apr 36 M Kulcinski Applications-Orbiting Solar Satellite

 

21-Apr 37 W Kulcinski Applications-Lunar Solar Station

 

23-Apr 38 F Kulcinski Overall Effect of Space Resources on the Earth-Moon System

papers due

26-Apr 39 M Thompson Economics of Large Space Projects [PDF]

 

28-Apr 40 W Thompson Economics of Large Space Projects [PDF]

 

30-Apr 41 F Schmitt/Santarius Commercial Access to & Use of Lunar Resources

 

3-May 42 M Schmitt Interlune/InterMars Initiative

 

5-May 43 W All Summary

 

9-May   S Kulcinski Final Exam

 


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