Space - An Introduction Training
Space – An Introduction Training Course Description
This three day Space – An Introduction Training serves well as both an introductory course and as a refresher course. It appeals to those new to the field as well as specialists that want a broader look at the fundamentals of contemporary space system design and application. Topics include: (1) an introduction to the fundamentals of space sciences and engineering, including cosmology, the near-Earth and space environments, orbital mechanics and propulsion; (2) descriptions of basic space system applications (communications, remote sensing, navigation), how they have evolved, and some of the fundamental engineering characteristics involved in each; and (3) an introduction to space system and mission design including discussions of spacecraft subsystems, launch systems, ground systems and operations, and the mission design (systems engineering) process. Throughout the course, descriptive examples of notable systems, both historic and current, are used to illuminate each topic. The instruction material places emphasis on identifying the important basic concepts and illuminating their influ¬ence on the design of current and future space missions. The course also stresses the ways in which space systems influence the many aspects of our daily lives.
With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.
History of Spaceflight. Manned Spaceflight and Unmanned Spaceflight.
Space Environment. Cosmology, Solar Radiation, Electromagnetic Radiation, Particle Radiation, Radiation Belts, the Ionosphere, the Atmosphere, Spacecraft Effects, Man in Space
Orbital Mechanics. Orbital elements and properties. Mission driven design principles. Orbit establishment, maintenance and transfer.
Propulsion and Launch Systems. First principles, staging, launch timing, launch pad location, launch vehicle options.
Satellite Communications. Communications theory, antenna theory, power budget, modulation, digital communications and communi¬cation satellites.
Remote Sensing. Remote sensing principles, spatial performance, spectral or radiometric performance, temporal performance and revisit time, and remote sensing satellites.
Satellite Navigation. Position determination using Doppler techniques, pulse ranging and phase difference positioning, and navigation satellites.
Space Systems. Payload and mission specific systems. Instrument types and systems. Spacecraft bus: power, attitude refer¬ence and control, data handling, etc.
Ground Support Systems. Launch, tracking and data collection and handling.
Mission Design. The design process: systems engineering, system life cycle, system acquisition. Payload and mission design.
Pacing Technologies and Future Design Trends. Payload design trends: communication, remote sensing and navigation. System design trends: power, large structures, launch systems. Manned spaceflight.
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