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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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    Course Overview

    Introduction to Space Systems

    Synopsis:

    This 2-day course “Introduction to Space Systems” provides an introduction to the concepts and technologies of modern space systems. Space systems combine engineering, science, and external phenomena. We concentrate on scientific and engineering foundations of spacecraft systems and interactions among various subsystems. These fundamentals of subsystem technologies provide an indispensable basis for system engineering. The basic nomenclature, vocabulary, and concepts will make it possible to converse with understanding with subsystem specialists. This introductory course is designed for engineers and managers – of diverse background and varying levels of experience – who are involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space systems and spacecraft subsystems and components. The course will facilitate integration of engineers and managers new to the space field into space-related projects.

    Key Topics:

    • Space environment and interactions
    • Orbital mechanics and space mission geometry
    • Overview of space mission design and applications
    • Space propulsion and launch systems
    • Attitude determination and control
    • Communications, power, and thermal control subsystems

    Who Should Attend:

    The course is for engineers, scientists, and managers of diverse background and varying levels of experience, including those new to space programs, who are involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space systems and spacecraft subsystems and components. The course requires a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering.
    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course

    Course Information:

    Course Level: Fundamentals


    Course scheduling available in the following formats:


    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Stand-alone/Public Course

    Course Length: 2 days
    AIAA CEU's available: yes