Introduction to Space Systems Engineering
About the Course
The space systems engineering course provides a comprehensive overview of space systems. It takes you on a journey from what systems engineering is, why systems engineering is needed in a space project, how a mission objective and requirements are defined, the different subsystems in a space system, mission and payload selection, and the space environment.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of each subsystem, mission requirements, equipment selection and leave this course thinking ‘rocket science isn’t really that hard to be honest?’ This course will nudge you to think like a systems engineer, communication engineer, orbit control or even mission specialist - all at once. It will make you think about real spacecrafts with real applications, such as the Apollo, Sentinel or Galileo missions.
Simran Manchanda is a double masters graduate in Astronautics & Space Engineering and Project Management from Cranfield University and is an awardee of the Diamond Education Grant for young women in STEM. Her thesis and research explored a systems engineering approach to space applications and she has published research papers in the field of aerospace during her education. She was a space systems engineer for the Rocket Engineering Annual Spaceport America Cup 2020, and is currently working in the field of development and experimental engineering in an aerospace company.