Fundamentals of Space Missions

This three-day course provides an overview of the fundamental concepts and technologies of modern space mission systems. Space missions and satellite systems combine science, engineering, and external phenomena. The course will concentrate on scientific and engineering foundations of space missions, spacecraft systems, and interactions among various subsystems.

What You Will Learn:
The fundamentals of space environment, orbital mechanics, propulsion, and subsystem technologies provide an indispensable basis for system engineering. The introduced basic nomenclature, vocabulary, and concepts will make it possible to converse with mission planners, designers, operators, and subsystem specialists with understanding.

The extensive set of course notes provide a concise reference for understanding, planning, and designing space missions and operating modern spacecraft.

Course participants will learn:

  • Common space mission and spacecraft bus configurations, requirements, and constraints
  • Fundamentals of space environment and its effects on space systems
  • Common orbits and velocity increments and propellant amounts for typical maneuvers
  • Fundamentals of spacecraft subsystems and their interactions
  • Elements of space mission system engineering

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