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During 2021 we will continue to support students who need to study remotely due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Make sure you check the location code when selecting a unit outline or choosing your units of study in Sydney Student. Find out more about what these codes mean. Both remote and on-campus locations have the same learning activities and assessments, however teaching staff may vary. More information about face-to-face teaching and assessment arrangements for each unit will be provided on Canvas.

Unit of study_

AERO9760: Spacecraft and Satellite Design

This course aims to introduce the students to the engineering aspects of spacecraft and mission design, covering the space environment and spacecraft sub-systems, including thermal control, power systems, attitude decision and control system, tracking, telemetry and telecommand, and on-board data handling.

Code AERO9760
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Space Mission Analysis & Design
  • LO2. System Engineering Aspects of Designing Spacecraft
  • LO3. Spacecraft Bus Subsystems & Design;
  • LO4. Applications of Small, Low-Cost Satellites
  • LO5. Space Environment & its Effects;
  • LO6. Ability to evaluate contribution to a project of both one-self and peers.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.