Next L.A. Chapter Meeting: April (tba)

TIME: 5:30 PM – Social Mixer, 6:00 PM – Dinner Meeting

FAMILY-STYLE CHINESE BANQUET: $15 for current members and guests. Free for new members.

LOCATION: Szechwan Palace Restaurant, 431 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Introduction to Satellite Propulsion:
Most all small to large class satellites require a propulsion system for essentially three reasons:
1) to transfer the satellite from the launch vehicle parking orbit to the final orbit
2) to maintain and control the satellite in the final orbit, and 3)
3) to maintain and control satellite attitude during large engine firings and other events.
The several types of satellite propulsion system designs will be discussed as will be some of the
different types of thrusters that currently exist and have flown. Performance parameters will be
discussed as will some of the details behind the testing and propellant loading methodologies as
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph Penitsch is a Satellite Propulsion Engineering
Specialist who joined Aerospace Corp. over a year ago. Prior to his transition,
he worked for Boeing as the lead propulsion engineer on the programs such as
GPS IIF, WGS, and may others. He has both in-depth and firsthand working
knowledge of satellite propulsion systems.

Please invite your fellow co-workers and friends to help drive the growth of our membership.

Please RSVP by email to Yi-Ling Tam at by (tba)

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