Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FFYS7060 Space Technology 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Eino Valtonen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will have an overall view of space as operation environment and of the challenges that this environment sets for technology used in space. The student will be familiar with various elements of space mission architecture. The student is able to calculate orbit parameters and design simple orbit manoeuvres. The student will have basic understanding of the structure and subsystems of a spacecraft. The student will understand the implications that the space environment sets for the design of scientific space instrumentation.


Space mission architecture and analysis. Spacecraft orbits and manoeuvres. Spacecraft architecture. Purpose and function of various spacecraft subsystems. Space environment and design principles of scientific instruments for space missions.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Period II of 4th or 5th year of studies.

Study materials

Lecture notes available in advance and summaries provided at the course web site.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules