FFYS7060 Space Technology 6 ECTS
Organised by
Physics
Person in charge
Eino Valtonen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X 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 spacecraft and space instrumentation.

Contents

Space environment. Spacecraft orbits and manoeuvres. Space system
engineering. Purpose and function of various spacecraft subsystems.
Rockets and launch vehicles. Spacecraft integration and testing. Mission
operations and communications networks.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Exercises 12 h 0 h

Teaching language

English

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

computer simulation of space environment in a selected Earth-orbit

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Periods I-II of 4th or 5th year of studies. MSc-degree students, year 1 or 2.

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
2016–2017
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules