Fundamentals of Rocket Science, with Falcon 9
What you'll learn
- Develop a strong foundation of Rocket Science. A complete end-to-end course on Rocket Science. You will understand the working of Rocket engines, how different stages separate, how orbit transfers and maneuvers work. A lot of myths will be busted along the way.
- You will learn about the Falcon 9 rocket in detail. Along with the rocket, you will have a strong grasp of various systems and innovations pioneered by Spacex: Manufacturing, Launch sites, Navigation and Control, ASDS, Dragon Spacecraft, Spacesuit, and safety features.
- You will also learn how to understand a launch webcast, with complete minute by minute analysis and explanation. The best part of the course- Learning by experiments, examples, captions for all videos and with a guaranteed reply to all queries within 24 hours!
- You will be able to calculate the orbital velocity required for any orbit, comprehend the typical maneuvers like Hoffmann, bieleptic transfers, understand various combustion cycles used, understand the control system and navigation for any rocket.
- High School Level Physics: If you know the meaning of terms like Force, momentum, acceleration and Newton's laws of motion, you will be able to successfully complete the course.
- Understanding of English Language: If you can understand the preview videos, the course is for you. Each video has accurate closed captions (CC). Please enable it if you find any issues.
- Pen, paper to take notes and curiosity to learn!
"Rocket Science is Not Tough. It is marketed to be a tough subject. Let's change the perception!"
This course comes with a promise - any query of yours will be replied and resolved within 24 hours. Sundays included!
Let's first tell you the important highlights.
This course is based on the premise that it is much easier to learn rocket science when you have a strong context so as to easily relate the concepts being taught. For the course, the context is Falcon 9. Throughout the course, everything you learn will be related to Falcon 9 to see how the concepts are being implemented in real-time.
For example, we will cover all the major combustion cycles of engines in separate detailed videos. And then we will describe the working of Merlin Engine combustion cycles. So, this way your foundations will be strong and memorable.
On Completion of course you will have a strong understanding of Fundamental concepts of Rocket Science and know how one of the most advanced rocket - Falcon 9 works, in detail.
We promise to reply to all your queries within 24 hours.
What the course is all about?
The course is about understanding how rockets work, from basics. All concepts of Rocket Science from Rocket Equation to Control systems to Orbit transfers can be explained just using school level physics. There is no need to unnecessarily complicate the subject.
What makes this course different?
This course is the only course that uses an advanced rocket as a base and then covers all aspects related to it for easy and contextual learning. Think of it in this way, it is easier to understand a working of engine when you have the context of a car or rocket. Learning without any context becomes quite boring (read, tough).
We ensure throughout the course to avoid any jargon and short-forms that are quite common in this subject. This will enable you to "Learn" Rocket Science and not memorize it!
Also, we have tried to not leave any aspect related to this subject. So things like what is shown on YouTube screen during a rocket launch, Droneship, Payload types which many times are skipped in course of Rocket science, has been covered, in detail.
So I will learn both Falcon 9 and Rocket Science?
What are pre-requisites?
You have basic knowledge of physics - so things like Newton's laws of motion, velocity is obtained by differentiating displacement, shouldn't be new to you.
A system with internet to watch the videos and complete the course.
Curiosity to Learn.
What if any topics aren't covered?
We instructors love this subject and would respond to new topic suggestions by creating more content regularly. The course curriculum is not a fixed one.
Format of the course?
95% of the course is in video format. It will have white-board videos, power-point videos and couple of reading materials in pdf formats. Along with it, quizzes and experiments are also included.
Yes! All students who complete the course will receive a signed certificate.
Go and watch the preview lectures, check out the curriculum. If you are able to comprehend the lectures then go for it and be part of an exciting journey on Rocket Science.
I have some more questions not answered above. How to connect?
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Who this course is for:
- Learners interested in Rocket Science
- Learners interested in Falcon 9 and SpaceX
- Learners interested in Space Science
I am a Mechanical Engineer and a Top Writer at Quora, who loves sharing knowledge and experience with people around the world. I have been awarded by Google for Entrepreneurs for building a stair climbing, completely mechanical wheel chair. I enjoy learning new things, building stuffs, and sharing knowledge.
I am taking this course as I have a passion for sharing knowledge and I wish that everyone should know about Mechanical Engineering. Now since Cars are one of the most fascinating technology in this field, I have made this course for students. After being quite successful on Quora and have been followed by 9900+ people, I thought of sharing knowledge in form of videos and hence Udemy! I run a blog named Crazy Curiosity on Quora which is followed by hundreds of people.
I have a belief that learning should always be mixed with practical knowledge and not just be theoretical in nature. This is why I try bringing practical daily life experiences to make the learning more enjoyable and sticky!
Arpit Raj, has experience in the field of telecommunications, microwave devices and embedded systems.
He has done his bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering and master's in High Power Microwave Devices and Systems Engineering.
He has worked in the field of telecom as an RF (radio frequency) and Planning engineer. Thereafter, he was involved as a researcher in the field of Klystron tubes. Currently, he is into teaching profession as a course instructor for Digital Electronics and Microprocessor & Microcontroller courses.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.