2016 Advanced Space Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Oda Mitsushige  Noda Atsushi  Nakanishi Hiroki 
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Course description and aims

Space exploration and space utilization require various technologies and systems such as rockets, satellites, and on-ground facilities. This course will teach students how to build systems needed to realize space missions.

Student learning outcomes

Knowledge of space exploration and space utilization.


space mission, space system, space project, project management

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Lectures will be given based on actual experience with space projects.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of space development and utilization TBD
Class 2 space environment and needed technologies TBD
Class 3 Launch, Orbit insertion tbd
Class 4 rockets tbd
Class 5 satellite system tbd
Class 6 satellite technologies tbd
Class 7 satellite technologies tbd
Class 8 satellite technologies tbd
Class 9 satellite technologies tbd
Class 10 Space station tbd
Class 11 systems engineering tbd
Class 12 project management tbd
Class 13 quality control tbd
Class 14 project example tbd
Class 15 project example tbd


Notes will be distributed.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Space Mission Analysis and Design

Assessment criteria and methods

attendance and report

Related courses

  • MEC.M331 : Space Systems Engineering
  • MEC.M431 : Space Systems Design
  • MEC.M433 : Space Systems Analysis A
  • MEC.M532 : Space Systems and Missions
  • MEC.M332 : Space Systems Design Project

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

Having basic knowledge of space systems will be preferable

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