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 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FFYS7006 Space research and space technology 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Eino Valtonen

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the students will have a general understanding of the requirements set for a space project and in particular of the requirements set for and guiding the design of space instruments.


The course concentrates on space technology. After a general introduction to space missions and space projects, the main spacecraft subsystems are introduced. Some aspects of structural and thermal design and electronics of space instruments are discussed.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

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


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Study materials

Study material / literature: Lecture notes.

A.M. Cruise, J.A. Bowles, T.J. Patrick, and C.V. Goodall: Principles of Space Instrument Design, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

P. Fortescue, J. Stark, and G. Swinerd (eds.), Spacecraft system engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004.

Further information

Not lectured in 2013-2014.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Valinnaiset syventävät opintojaksot (Programme of Physical Sciences)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules