Presentation of the Course
Satellite Engineering introduces students to subsystem design in engineering spacecraft. The course presents characteristic subsystems, such as power, structure, communication and control, and analyzes the engineering trades necessary to integrate subsystems successfully into a satellite. Discussions of spacecraft operating environment and orbital mechanics help students to understand the functional requirements and key design parameters for satellite systems.
The Interplanetary Spacecraft and Satellite Engineering Course is a multidisciplinary course where we will study the components and systems which compose a Spacecraft. My intention is that you understand the main topics regarding the design and engineering of Spacecraft clearly, by describing in clear terms all the systems which operate in a Spacecraft.
Achieving this end requires three key components:
- Space Environment
- Orbital Mechanics
- Space Propulsion
The more humanlike the desired outcome, the more data, and processing power required.