Space Systems Intermediate Training Course with Hands-on Exercises (Onsite, Online and Classroom Live)
Space Systems Intermediate Training multi-disciplinary course provides a complete summary of the technologies needed to understand and develop spacecraft systems and instrumentation. The course presents a systems engineering approach for understanding the design and testing of spacecraft systems.
The course highlights the underlying scientific and engineering foundations needed to develop space systems, as well as current practices. Case studies are used to pinpoint the key issues and trade-offs in modern design, and to illustrate the lessons learned from past successes and failures.
This course provides a strong technical base for leadership in systems engineering or the management of space systems. Technical specialists will find the broad perspective and knowledge useful in communicating with other space system specialists in analyzing design options and trade-offs.
Duration: 3 days
- Space-Based Laser Systems Training
- Space Systems Fundamentals Training
- Space Systems Intermediate Training
- Earth Station and Terminal Design Training
- Ground System Design & Operation Training
- Unmanned Air Vehicle Design Training
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Guidance & Control Training
- We can adapt this Space Systems Intermediate Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
- If you are familiar with some aspects of this Space Systems Intermediate Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
- We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Space Systems Intermediate course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
- If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Space Systems Intermediate course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
Space Systems Intermediate Training – Audience/Target Group:
The target audience for this training course:
- The Space Systems Fundamentals course will appeal to engineers and managers of diverse background and varying levels of experience.
Space Systems Intermediate Training – Objectives:
Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:
- Common space mission and spacecraft bus configurations, requirements, and constraints.
- Common orbits.
- Fundamentals of spacecraft subsystems and their interactions.
- How to calculate velocity increments for typical orbital maneuvers.
- How to calculate required amount of propellant.
- How to design communications link..
- How to size solar arrays and batteries.
- How to determine spacecraft temperature.
Space Systems Intermediate Training – Course Syllabus:
- Space Systems Engineering. Fundamentals of systems engineering. System development process. Engineering reviews. Management of space systems.
- Orbital Mechanics. Fundamentals of dynamics. Reference frames. Time. Two-body central force motion. Two-body problem. Trajectory perturbations. Orbit determination. Interplanetary missions and patched conics.
- Spacecraft Propulsion/Rocket Propulsion. Force-free rocket motion. Rocket motion with gravity. Launch flight mechanics. Transfer trajectories.
- Flight Mechanics and Launch Systems. Hohman transfer orbits. Reaching a target orbit. Solid and liquid propellant systems. Other propulsion systems. Selected launch systems.
- Spacecraft Attitude Determination. Attitude sensors and kinematics. Attitude determination systems. Attitude estimation and system identification. Attitude error specification and analysis. Mission experiences.
- Spacecraft Attitude Control. Rotational dynamics and environmental disturbance torques. Attitude actuators. Passive and active attitude control methods. Attitude controllers and stability. Mission experiences.
- Configuration and Structural Design. Structural design requirements and interfaces. Requirements for launch, staging, spin stabilization stages. Acoustics, acceleration, transients and shock. Designing and testing. Stress-strain analysis. Margins of safety. Finite Element Analysis. Structural dynamics. Testing.
- Space Power Systems. Energy storage, distribution, and control. Environmental effects on solar cells. Orbital considerations. Energy converters. Solar cells and solar arrays. Batteries and energy storage. Characteristics of different batteries. Designing the power system to fit the mission.
- Space Thermal Control. Radiation and thermal fundamentals. Heat transfer and energy balance. Choice of thermal materials. The thermal design and testing process.
Space Systems Intermediate Training Course Wrap-Up
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