2016 Introduction of the Space Mission Design and Development

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Academic unit or major
Mechano-Aerospace Engineering
Oda Mitsushige  Nakanishi Hiroki 
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Tue3-4(I121)  Tue3-4(I123)  
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Course description and aims

The aim of this course is to introduce a comprehensive view of space development and utilization to students who are just starting to learn about this field so that they can use it as a basis for further studies.

Student learning outcomes

Students will understand the comprehensive view of space development and utilization.


Space development, space activities

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course will be taught orally.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation, overview of rockets Structure of Liquid Fuel Rocket
Class 2 Overview of satellites How many GEO satellite can be placed on GEO.
Class 3 Remote sensing T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 4 Japan's space activities T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 5 no lecture T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 6 Space activities of japan T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 7 World space activities T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 8 Adjustment to the progress T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 9 Systems Engineering T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 10 Project Management T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 11 Space environment T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 12 tbd T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 13 tbd T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 14 tbd T.B.D.(to be defined)
Class 15 TBD


Lecture note will be provided.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Space Mission Design and Analysis

Assessment criteria and methods

attendance(50%), report(50%)

Related courses

  • MEC.M231 : Introduction to Space Engineering
  • MEC.M331 : Space Systems Engineering
  • MEC.M333 : Advanced Space Engineering
  • MEC.M431 : Space Systems Design
  • MEC.M433 : Space Systems Analysis A
  • MEC.M434 : Space Robotics

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)


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