Understanding Space using STK


Understanding Space using STK

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An Integrated Systems Engineering Approach

Course Description:

This course examines the real-world application of the entire space systems engineering discipline. Taking a process-oriented approach, the course starts with basic mission objectives and examines the principles and practical methods for mission design and operations in depth. Discussions focus on initial requirements definition, operations concept development, architecture trade-offs, payload design, bus sizing, subsystem definition, system manufacturing, verification and operations. Most of the material presented in this course comes from Space Mission Analysis and Design. This is a hands-on course with a focus on applications.  With over 3,000 alumni, this course is designed for systems engineers and project managers who are responsible for the detailed design and operation of space systems.

At the end of this course you will be able to apply the space mission analysis and design processes, principles, tools and techniques to develop a viable mission concept by:
✦Defining high level mission goals and objectives
✦Deriving system and subsystem requirements
✦Identifying design solution options and drivers
✦Applying design trade-off tools, techniques and methodologies to select specific solution options
✦Describing the wider impact of design solutions across the rest of the mission architecture (cost, schedule, risk, integration and test, launch, and operations)

✦ Module 1: Space Systems Engineering and Mission Design
   • Introduction to Applied Space Systems Engineering
   • Designing Space Missions
✦ Module 2: Mission Constraints and Enablers
   • Space Environment
   • Orbit Design and Applications
   • Launch System Services
   • Technical Risk Management and TRL
   • Digital Engineering Tools and Techniques
✦ Module 3: Spacecraft Design
   • Payloads
   • Spacecraft Architecture
   • Spaceflight Software
✦ Module 4: Subsystem Design
   • EPS
   • Propulsion
   • Comm
   • Thermal Control
   • Structures and Configuration
✦ Module 5: Mission and System Implementation
   • Quality/Product Assurance and Standards
   • Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV)
   • Mission Operations and Ground Systems
   • Cost and Schedule Modeling
✦ Threaded case study throughout

Each participant will receive:

• A complete set of course notes with copies of all slides used in the presentations
• An e-copy of the Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics textbook (not included with online course)

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