Designing Space Missions and Systems
This course examines real-world space missions and space design. Taking a process oriented approach, the course starts with basic mission objectives and examines the principals and practical methods for mission design and operations in-depth. Interactive discussions focus on key system engineering issues like initial requirements definition, operations requirements definition, operations concept development, architecture tradeoffs, pay load design, bus sizing, subsystem definition, system manufacturing, verification, and operations. This course provides end-to-end technical space systems engineering information necessary to management the technical baseline of a project.