Two Special Course Offerings at the 45th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium:

Space Vehicle Mechanisms & Compliant Mechanisms Design

Course Description:

Bethesda, MD – As a result of the nationwide delays the 45th AMS has been rescheduled for early December 2020 in Houston. Two space editions of popular Launchspace courses will be presented just prior to the main symposium. On Monday and Tuesday, November 30 and December 1, 2020, Launchspace will deliver the two courses as live presentations by leading experts in their fields at the Omni Houston Hotel.

Although these courses are produced independently by Launchspace, they are being offered in conjunction with the AMS conference activity. The two Launchspace courses will be conducted simultaneously as pre-conference training opportunities. Thus, registration for either course does require attendees to apply directly with Launchspace Services, i.e., registration for the AMS conference is not required and does not include either of these courses.

Both courses are designed for aerospace mechanisms professionals. One course explores the traditional approach to the design and technologies of spacecraft mechanisms while the other addresses a new approach using compliant materials to solve mechanism challenges.

Each course includes design and analysis examples to demonstrate principles involved in understanding mechanism functions and solutions. Choose one of these courses and receive two days of personal lectures by a leading expert, a complete set of class notes and an individualized Launchspace Training Certificate of Completion.

Please note that a separate registration is required for each course. Both course descriptions and registration links appear in the following sections. Seats are limited, so register early.

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Register for the Space Vehicle Mechs. Class
Register for the Compliant Mech. Design Course


(The instructor was) “very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions.”

“The material content is excellent and will serve as an outstanding source for me as I continue to work with mechanisms.”

“The classwork examples put the content in realistic terms and reinforced my understanding of the material.”

(The instructor) “emphasized practical considerations which I appreciated.”

“Very good (course content) overview…case studies and examples are the best!”

(The instructor) “was very knowledgeable, insightful and competent. Knows his stuff.  Excellent speaker. I am glad I was able to attend.”

“A very interesting and qualified instructor. His relevant experience and inside knowledge really helped in presenting this material. He is very well spoken and was very good at capturing his audience’s attention.”

(The instructor) “kept things interesting. Dynamic. Clear and effective communicator. Excellent command of material!”

“Great anecdotes, good background.  Very enjoyable to listen to (this instructor).”

“Every engineer should go through this course for the many lessons learned.”

(The course) “was very informative… learned a lot… I want more!”