NEEP602 Course Notes (Fall 1997)
Resources from Space

Resources from Space

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This material is from a course taught in the Fall of 1997. Click here for course material presented in the Spring of 1996, here for Spring 1999, and here for Fall 2001.

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Date # Day Instructor Topic
3-Sep-97 1 W Schmitt Intro; Earth, Moon, and Mars: One Environmental System
5-Sep 2 F Schmitt Resource Requirements in Space [PDF]
8-Sep 3 M Kulcinski Resource Limitations on Earth-Energy
10-Sep 4 W Brown Resource Limitations on Earth-Minerals
12-Sep 5 F Churchwell Big Bang Theory [PDF]
15-Sep 6 M Churchwell Origin of the Solar System-Sun, Planets, Solar Wind/Galileo [PDF]
17-Sep 7 W Churchwell Origin of the Solar System-Asteroids, Comets [PDF]
19-Sep 8 F Santarius Overview Transportation (Trajectories)
22-Sep 9 M Fuhrman Federal Funding of Civilian Space R & D [PDF]
24-Sep 10 W Schmitt Evolution of the Moon as a Planet
26-Sep 11 F Schmitt Evolution of the Moon as a Planet
29-Sep 12 M Schmitt Potential Resources of the Moon
1-Oct 13 W Schmitt Potential Resources of the Moon
3-Oct 14 F Kulcinski Exam [PDF]
6-Oct 15 M Schmitt Evolution of Mars as a Planet-I
8-Oct 16 W Schmitt Evolution of Mars as a Planet-II
10-Oct 17 F Schmitt Life on Mars
13-Oct 18 M Schmitt Evolution and Potential Resources of the Asteroids/Comets
15-Oct 19 W Kulcinski Extraction Techniques-Solar Wind Volatiles
17-Oct 20 F GLK/HHS Mine Planning and Mining Concepts for Lunar Resources
20-Oct 21 M Kulcinski Extraction Techniques-Oxygen
22-Oct 22 W Kulcinski Nuclear Power Sources in Space
24-Oct 23 F Brown Extraction Techniques for Minerals in Space
27-Oct 24 M Schmitt Lunar Base Activation Scenarios
29-Oct 25 W Schmitt Mars Base Activation Scenarios
31-Oct 26 F Kulcinski Fusion-Principles
3-Nov 27 M Kulcinski Helium-3 Fusion
5-Nov 28 W Kulcinski Helium-3 Significance
7-Nov 29 F Kulcinski Exam [PDF]
10-Nov 30 M Griffin Getting There & Back-Devel. of Heavy Lift Launch Vehicles [PDF]
12-Nov 31 W Santarius Getting There and Back-Electric Propulsion
14-Nov 32 F Santarius Getting There and Back-Fusion Rockets
17-Nov 33 M Thompson Economics of Large Space Projects [PDF]
19-Nov 34 W Thompson Economics of Large Space Projects [PDF]
21-Nov 35 F Kulcinski Applications-Orbiting Solar Satellite
24-Nov 36 M Kulcinski Applications-Lunar Solar Station
26-Nov 37 W Churchwell Origin of Elements [PDF]
28-Nov       Thanksgiving Break
1-Dec 38 M Schmitt Legal Implications
3-Dec 39 W Schmitt International Implications
5-Dec 40 F Kulcinski Overall Effect of Space Resources on the Earth-Moon System
8-Dec 41 M Schmitt/Kulcinski Planning for Lunar Self Sufficiency
10-Dec 42 W Schmitt Interlune/InterMars Initiative
12-Dec 43 F All Summary
15-Dec   M all Final Exam [PDF]
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