NEEP533 Course Notes (Fall 2001)
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Course Notes – Fall 2001

NEEP 533 / Geology 533 / Astronomy 533 / EMA 601
2:25-3:15 MWF     265 Matls. Science & Engr.    
News Flashes (12/03/01)            Term Paper Style Sheet [PDF]

Date #   Instructor Topic     Term Paper
5-Sep-01 1 W Kulcinski Course Intro and Requirements [PDF]

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

10-Sep 3 M Gallagher Origin of the Elements [PDF]

12-Sep 4 W Brown Resource Limitations on Earth-Minerals [PDF]

14-Sep   F   Class Canceled

17-Sep 5 M Kulcinski Resource Limitations on Earth-Energy [PDF]

19-Sep 6 W Santarius Space Travel Overview [PDF]

21-Sep 7 F Schmitt Resource Requirements in Space [PDF]

24-Sep 8 M Schmitt Evolution of the Moon as a Planet [PDF]

25-Sep 9 T-eve Schmitt Evolution of the Moon as a Planet [PDF]

26-Sep 10 W Schmitt Potential Resources of the Moon [PDF]

28-Sep 11 F Larry Taylor Recent Observations of the Soils on the Moon

Term paper topics provided

1-Oct 12 M Kulcinski Extraction Techniques-Solar Wind Volatiles [PDF]

3-Oct 13 W Kulcinski Extraction Techniques-Oxygen [PDF]

5-Oct 14 F Kulcinski Design of a Lunar Volatiles Miner [PDF]

8-Oct 15 M Gallagher Birth and Early Development of Solar Systems [PDF]

10-Oct 16 W Kulcinski Exam

12-Oct 17 F Schmitt "Evolution of Mars as a Planet, Possible Life on Mars" [PDF]

15-Oct 18 M Schmitt "Evolution of Mars as a Planet, Possible Life on Mars" [PDF]

17-Oct 19 W Schmitt Potential Resources of Mars [PDF]

19-Oct 20 F Schmitt Lunar and Mars Base Activation Scenarios-Part I [PDF]

22-Oct 21 M Kulcinski Nuclear Power Sources in Space [PDF]

24-Oct 22 W Kulcinski Nuclear Power Sources in Space [PDF]

26-Oct 23 F Brown Extraction Techniques for Minerals in Space [PDF]

29-Oct 24 M Kulcinski Fusion-Principles [PDF]

31-Oct 25 W Kulcinski Helium-3 Fusion [PDF]

2-Nov 26 F Santarius Getting There and Back-Electric Propulsion [PDF]

Term paper topic chosen

5-Nov 27 M Santarius Getting There and Back-Fusion Rockets [PDF]

7-Nov 28 W Santarius Getting to an Asteroid [PDF]

9-Nov 29 F Griffin Getting There & Back-Devel. of Heavy Lift Launch Vehicles [PDF]

12-Nov 30 M Schmitt Lunar and Mars Base Activation Scenarios-Part II [PDF]

14-Nov 31 W Schmitt Potential Resources On and From the Asteroids/Comets [PDF]

16-Nov 32 F Schmitt Threats From Asteroids/Meteorites [PDF]

Term paper outline due

19-Nov 33 M Kulcinski Exam

21-Nov 34 W Kulcinski Applications-Orbiting Solar Satellite [PDF]

23-Nov   F   Thanksgiving Break

26-Nov 35 M Kulcinski Applications-Lunar Solar Station [PDF]

Socio-economics topics provided

28-Nov 36 W Kulcinski Special Topics

30-Nov 37 F Kulcinski Overall Effect of Space Resources on the Earth-Moon System [PDF]

3-Dec 38 M Schmitt Resource Acquisition Management/International Law [PDF]

Term paper due

5-Dec 39 W Schmitt Resource Acquisition Management/Space Law-I [PDF]

7-Dec 40 F Schmitt Resource Acquisition Management/Space Law-II  [PDF]

10-Dec 41 M Schmitt Private Space Resource Initiative [PDF]

12-Dec 42 W Schmitt One Possible Approach to Commercialization-Interlune/Intermars [PDF]

14-Dec 43 F All Summary [PDF]

Team Socio-economic paper due

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