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Introduction to Space Mission Operations, 19-22 March 2018

The principal objective of the course is to provide participants with a solid theoretical basis for the main activities in space mission operations, supported by practical exercises where possible to consolidate the learning experience. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the major functions of space operations systems (and requirements, constraints)
  • Appreciate the basics of orbital mechanics and how it drives operational concept design
  • Identify the main parts of a space missions communications network
  • Understand basic satellite communications principles and determine and analyse the key parameters of system design
  • Complete link budget calculations and assess trade-off issues with other aspects of mission design
  • Define key tasks to be performed by mission planners and operators through the mission lifetime
  • Appreciate the distinctive aspects of operations approaches in ground and space segment
  • Explain the main differences between conventional commercial satellite operations, and emerging low cost approaches
  • Understand how telemetry and telecommanding are performed in typical mission operations centres.

This course is run in partnership with Goonhilly Earth Station and Scisys. More details are available here.


Completed Events and Courses

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