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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Tue

    Colloquium: Rocket Physics and Experience with SpaceX

    4:00 pmZoom Meeting. See Below.

    Darin Van Pelt
    School of Engineering
    University of Mississippi

    Rocket Physics and Experience with SpaceX

    A discussion of my nearly 20yrs in the aerospace industry is presented. Those included nearly a decade at SpaceX and time as co-founder of ABL Space Systems, a launch vehicle company currently developing a vehicle capable of 1000kg to orbit. One interesting experience is leading the propulsion team in creating the Falcon 9 booster you see launching and routinely landing while delivering payloads to orbit and starlink satellites for the future of the internet. Efficiently and accurately landing a 150ft tall pencil is a special challenge and some of the physics involved will be discussed.


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    Meeting ID: 213 798 950