2020 Space Systems and Missions

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Instructor(s)
Iwata Takanori  Noda Atsushi  Ozawa Satoru  Matunaga Saburo 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri3-6(Zoom)  
Group
-
Course number
MEC.M532
Credits
2
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The scope of this course is to provide current statuses, future prospects, and enabling technologies of space missions realized by exploiting space systems.

Student learning outcomes

To learn minimum knowledge required for a process starting from planning space mission, going through design and development of a space system, and completing with its operations.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
In this lecture, practical knowledge on space engineering is provided by lecturers who have experiences about research and development of versatile space satellites in JAXA.

Keywords

Space Mission, Space System, Space Development, Space Utilization

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

To learn mission concepts and necessary technologies for realizing practically feasible and valuable space missions using spacecraft and so on.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 2 Earth Observation 1 Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 3 Spacecraft Operation, Development, and Design 1 Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 4 Spacecraft Operation, Development, and Design 2 Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 5 Communication & Broadcasting 1 Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 6 Communication & Broadcasting 2 Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 7 Earth Observation 2 Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 8 Practical example of space system utilizations 2 Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 9 Navigation and Surveying Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 10 Space Science and Exploration 1 Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 11 Space Science and Exploration 2 Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 12 Space Business Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 13 Space Transportation Concept and Technology of Space Mission
Class 14 Manned Space Flight Concept and Technology of Space Mission

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

No textbook is assigned.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Necessary materials will be distributed during the lecture.

Assessment criteria and methods

reports

Related courses

  • MEC.M332 : Space Systems Design Project
  • MEC.M431 : Space Systems Design
  • MEC.M433 : Space Systems Analysis A
  • MEC.M231 : Introduction to Space Engineering
  • MEC.M331 : Space Systems Engineering
  • MEC.M333 : Advanced Space Engineering

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

Understanding fundamentals of "Advanced Space Engineering (Undergraduate course "MEC.M333: Advanced Space Engineering") is desired, but not mandatory.

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