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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

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.

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