This course provides a complete and well-rounded overview of artificial satellite technology, which provide invaluable resources for a multitude of applications. We can use satellites to aid in providing solutions that humanity faces, which as you already know, are quite considerable. They include, but are not limited to, deforestation, natural resources management, wildlife preservation, and maritime security.
You will be presented with the necessary technical knowledge on how each satellite subsystem works such as payload, communication, onboard computer, propulsion, and more. We will discuss the pros and cons of different subsystem equipment, how they work, different acquisition methods, and most importantly how to optimally select equipment based on mission requirements through the systems engineering part. We will also go over different types of orbits and the necessary orbital elements associated, and what types of applications will require which orbits.
In the course, we will cover the following subjects:
1. Introduction to the Space Field
2. Types of Satellites
4. Launch Vehicles
5. Space Missions Design
6. Satellite Subsystems
7. Satellite Payloads
8. Satellite Applications
9. Standards and Regulations
Finally, you will be able to apply and demonstrate your knowledge and skills in space mission design and optimization through quizzes associated with various subjects. On top of that you will have a chance to produce a high-level mission design as an assignment after the end of the course.