Please email us at training@catena-space.com – or fill in the online form here – if you would like to be kept informed of future open registration events and training courses that we organise.

Upcoming Courses

    • Space Mission Operations Training, 16-20 Oct 2017, Goonhilly Earth Station, Cornwall

      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 centresThis course is run in partnership with Goonhilly Earth Station and Scisys. More details are available here.
    • Training Needs and Opportunities in the Space Sector, 19 Sep 2017, ESA/ECSAT, Harwell

      Objectives:

      • Assist stakeholders to define their own training needs
      • Collectively define a number of ‘priority’ training concepts that would have the maximum benefit for the industry/supply chain ecosystem, and write this
      • Help identify delivery organisations, including Catena Space and link them to create priority training opportunity that we would like to take responsibility for (define, create, and deliver), and gauge the level of interest in this.
      • Determine funding availability and opportunities for delivery of new training material.

More details and registration will be linked here shortly.

Completed Courses

Access to Space – 9/Nov/2016 – Russell Square, London

Join industry experts in London to improve your understanding of the technical, political and economic dimensions of access to space. Multiple expert speakers will present the following materials in the context of an end-to-end space mission, including an overview of launch systems.

      • Previous UK launch vehicles
      • Markets & customers for launch
      • UK regulatory requirements
      • Fundamentals – Vertical & horizontal launch; Orbital & suborbital approaches
      • Technical parts of a launch system
      • Case studies
      • Spaceports, logistics, insurance

Space Mission Operations Training, June 2016, Goonhilly Earth Station

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
      • Understand overall system architecture from a data flow point of view
      • 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.

Space Mission Operations Training, June 2015, Goonhilly Earth Station

24 participants from 10 countries joined us on this course, which was very well received with comprehensive pre- and post-course surveys in order for us to understand the delegates’ requirements. This short course is a unique space mission operations training course aimed at space sector professionals and those wishing to get involved in space mission operations. It combines elements of ground segment and space segment operations, communications, and practical exercises.