Launch, Propulsion, and Re-entry
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In this educational aid we will discuss launch, spacecraft maneuvering, and re-entry. These three critical areas require robust propulsion systems. We identify key terminology needed to better understand propulsion, go into detail on launch constraints and phases, and identify the propulsion systems used for launches, spacecraft maneuvering and re-entry.