Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

About Us

Ranked the #5 Best Undergraduate Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Program in the 2021 U.S. News & World College Ranking Report, the Aerospace Engineering Department offers an exciting program. The program is structured to produce naval officers who will meet the technical and leadership challenges of serving in such areas as naval aviation, space, and research.


Provide the Navy and Marine Corps with engineering graduates capable of growing to fill engineering, leadership, and management roles in the Navy, government, and industry while maturing their fascination with air and space systems.

Contact Information

Department Office:
Department Chair:
 DC Email:  
Associate Department C hair:
 ADC Email: 

Rickover Hall, Room 327
Dr. Chris Pettit 
Capt Mike Sanders

 Mailing Address:
Aerospace Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
Mail Stop 11B
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042

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Whats New




Joint Satellite operations program between USNA and USAFA.  The weeklong training session presented by Air Force cadets onsite at USNA.  





SSEL Management/Photos/EA467 Labs/2024



Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter at USNA.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is the nation's largest association

dedicated to fostering hispanic leadership in STEM fields.





SmallSat Conference 2023!!!!




USNA shout out!

"A few years back, I met TJHS team at a CubeSat-related conference and started to discuss CubeSat projects. As a satellite communication solution, TJHS decided to use one of the SSEL-built satellite radios on their satellite. Since then, SSEL have been coordinating and helping with their project, with Jin Kang as one of TJHS' key mentor. SSEL played a pivotal role in TJHS' satellite program by providing expertise, advice, and access to testing equipment. MIDN involved in SSEL CubeSat projects also gained valuable experiences through interactions with TJHS team. " - Jin S. Kang, Ph.D.

Thank you so much Seafarers Foundation for visiting USNA Aerospace! 







MIDN Gaines, MIDN Pierce & MIDN Smith
of section 6541 of EA400 achieved 151 ft, setting the record to beat for all other sections.


 Rocket Team in Huntsville, AL for NASA Student Launch



Field Trip

3/C midshipmen in Aerospace Engineering took a field trip to Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum on 23 MAR 2023 as a part of their Introduction to Aerospace Engineering course. The introduction course discusses fundamental concepts of air and space vehicles. It was a great opportunity for the students to be able to observe real-life examples of the key concepts they learned in class through observing airplanes, rockets, satellites, and engines displayed at the museum. The students also had an opportunity to speak with Bill Anders, USNA '55 who flew on Apollo 8 mission.

 Air and Space group photo

      Air and Space photo                           Air and Space plane photo


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