Space Mission Design and Operations

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8 Weeks
22 February 2017 – 28 April 2017
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Aerospace Engineering
Prof. Claude Nicollier
(Former ESA Astronaut)

Course Introduction

What I have learned

1. Fundamental Laws of Mechanics and Orbital Mechanics
2. Orbital Maneuvers
3. Types of space missions and their objectives
4. Space Environment
5. General concepts of Space Vehicle Architecture
6. Concepts of Rocket Propulsion & Space Propulsion
7. Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control
8. Spacecraft Onboard Systems
9. Risk Management and Reliability
10. Key design elements for successful missions, in particular missions         related to human spaceflight

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