Space Mission Technology

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode STSMT-09
Vaknaam Space Mission Technology
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Space Mission Technology
Leerdoelen The course ‘Space Mission Technology’ intends to familiarize the students with a variety of important aspects of physics and technologies necessary to design, build and use a scientific instrument to be flown in a satellite in space. The examples used in this course are based on first-hand experience with far-infrared astronomical space missions.
Omschrijving The topics that will be covered are: space mission design, ensuring reliability of an instrument, rockets and orbits, energy management including thermal aspects, data handling and transfer, moving a satellite around, detector systems (far-infrared astronomy examples), the space environment and its effects on spacecraft. An emphasis will be on physical principles and key formulae. These will be tested in 2 hours of exercises per week.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. ir. G. de Lange
Docent(en) dr. ir. G. de Lange
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD (2011) Wertz, Everett and Puschell 978-1881883159 ca. €  75,00
Opmerkingen This courses replaces the former course: Astronomical Space Missions.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Astronomy  (Minor Instrumentation and Informatics) 3 semester I a keuzegroep
BSc Astronomy  (Minor Astronomy) 3 semester I a keuzegroep
BSc Courses for Exchange Students: Astronomy - Physics - Energy & Environment - semester I a Astronomy
MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences  (Optional Courses Year 2) 2 semester I a keuze
MSc Mechanical Engineering: Advanced Instrumentation  (Electives ) 1 semester I a keuze