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Spacecraft Systems Engineering and Design

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Min Kim
Academic year

Module overview

This module will provide an understanding of the processes and methods used in industry to design spacecraft. By taking a systems engineering approach, it will fit with other modules that are taking a detailed look at spacecraft subsystems, whilst emphasising the concurrent and iterative nature of spacecraft design, beginning from the definition of a space mission and the identification of a suitable payload to the final assembly, integration and verification. Students will be introduced to systems engineering, concurrent design, spacecraft design optimisation techniques, standards, and regulatory issues. In addition, seminars that discuss real space missions will demonstrate how these methods have been applied in industry. Finally, students will carry out a limited group project to put the key concepts and methods into practice.

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: SESA2024

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