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Unit of study_

AERO2705: Space Engineering 1

This unit aims to introduce students to the terminology, technology and current practice in the field of Space Engineering. Course content will include a variety of topics in the area of orbital mechanics, satellite systems and launch requirements. Case studies of current systems will be the focus of this unit.

Code AERO2705
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
(AERO1560 OR MECH1560 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1800) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923). Entry to this unit requires that students are eligible for the Space Engineering Major.
Assumed knowledge:
ENGG1801. First Year Maths and basic MATLAB programming skills.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. research and discover relevant information for the design and analysis of space vehicles
  • LO2. organise and present findings to a peer group
  • LO3. work as a team member on a project and distribute workload evenly amongst members
  • LO4. be aware of the regulatory and liability requirements relating to all aspects of the space industry
  • LO5. undertake a simple satellite design project and present their findings both in report form and verbally
  • LO6. identify and predict various orbits and trajectories for spacecraft.

Unit outlines

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