It is Rocket Science - Some basics on why sending things up there is hard
Time: 12:30 pm July 29, 2015
Location: 3nd Floor Kavli
Following my employment at `Aerojet Rocketdyne' last summer, I'll talk about some basics about rockets and their associated subsystems. In particular, I will focus on liquid fueled rocket engines, along with their various design challenges and tradeoffs. I hope to convince you that while there has been explosive growth in related industries such as semiconductor technologies, there are some basic, physical reasons why rocket technology seems to be stuck in the 70's.