Interplanetary Spacecraft and Satellite Engineering

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Course Curriculum

Presentation of the Course 00:03:00
Introduction to Space Engineering and Course Structure 00:02:00
Define your Mission Design and objectives 00:08:00
Space Environment
Space Vacuum Conditions 00:07:00
Earth Atmosphere 00:04:00
Orbital Mechanics
Introduction to Orbital Mechanics & Parameters 00:14:00
Earth Orbits for Satellite Missions 00:09:00
Interplanetary Orbits, Transfers and Maneuvers 00:12:00
Space Propulsion Systems
Requirements and objectives. Definitions 00:03:00
Chemical Internal Heat Engines (Rockets) 00:07:00
Electric Propulsion 00:09:00
Nuclear and Interplanetary Propulsion 00:08:00
Communications from Space to Earth
Antennas and characteristics 00:23:00
Atmospheric Absorption and Frequency Bands 00:08:00
Satellite and Interplanetary probes Link Analysis 00:13:00
Attitude Determination and Control System
What is ADCS. Concepts, physics and behaviour 00:17:00
Sensors 00:07:00
Actuators 00:12:00
Space Power Systems
Solar Array Technology 00:14:00
Batteries 00:10:00
Radioisotope Thermal Generators (RTG) 00:09:00

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Course Info

1 Enrolled
  • Development
  • 1 year
  • Number of Units21
  • Number of Quizzes0
  • 3 hours, 19 minutes