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Advanced Astronautics

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

Module overview

Advanced Astronautics picks up where year 2 Astronautics left off.

In this module you will further study Orbital Mechanics, while learning about relevant requirements, norms, standards and best practices. You will apply this knowledge to sustainable space mission design and discuss ethical, societal, and environmental impacts.

You will design suitable power subsystems, including detailed solar power system sizing and thermal modelling of spacecraft at systems level. You will learn to manage risks by establishing safe operational margins during sub-system design.