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Spacecraft Systems Design 9 – 13 July 2018

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This intensive 5 day course provides delegates with an introduction to the engineering aspects of satellite and mission design - with particular emphasis on the design of small low-cost satellites.

It will be assumed that delegates have a basic understanding of orbits and spacecraft dynamics. 

Course Code

SB1161 - 2018

Course Dates

9th July 2018 – 13th July 2018

Course Leader

Barbara Steel
Course Description

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Through a series of intensive lectures and exercises, the course aims to give an introduction to the design and construction of spacecraft, showing how the mission, and the space environment itself constrain the engineering.

Delegates should leave the course with a knowledge of:

  • The Space Environment & its Effects;
  • Spacecraft Platform Systems & Design;
  • Satellite Manufacture & Testing
  • Applications of Small, Low-Cost Satellites
  • SpaceMissionAnalysis & Design

By the end of the course, each delegate should have a good understanding of the way that satellites are designed and built. Because the course gives emphasis to the theoretical aspects of the subject, delegates will be able to apply their knowledge to a wide range of spacecraft design problems ranging from single payloads to whole spacecraft.


Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes. This course can also form part of the Modular MSc in Electronic Engineering. Please contact the CE office for further details. 


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