Planetary exploration - Rockets, rovers, satellites, drones and probes.

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  • Posted on: 23 March 2022
  • By: MattParkes
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It might be cool to send humans out into outer space, but the brutal truth is that it is a LOT cheaper (and you tend to get better science) by sending unmanned drones, probes and rovers...

This course will start out with building and testing our own rockets. We will then look at some of the basics of building rockets, rovers and drones, and some of the considerations involved in sending probes out into our solar system and beyond.

We will also look at which companies and organisations are moving the frontiers of solar system exploration forward, and compare the methods being used or proposed.