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Space Environment

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 6
Module lead
Hugh Lewis
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This module will provide an understanding of different aspects of the space environment, including space weather, space climate, and space debris, and how these impact on spacecraft design, human and robotic spaceflight, and terrestrial infrastructure systems. It will address the concept of space sustainability, look at ways in which humans are affecting the space environment, and what this might mean for the future of spaceflight. It will complement the topics covered in other part 3 and part 4 modules and provide an important context for spacecraft engineers and students interested in human spaceflight. As well as introducing the fundamental concepts and physical processes influencing the space environment and its subsequent impact on humans and spacecraft, case studies will enable students to explore particular topics at a deeper level.

Linked modules

Pre-requisite SESA2024

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