Introduction to Space Technology (ENS 303)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Engineering Sciences(ENS)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Emrah Kalemci ekalemci@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,On-line task/distance,Studio work/practice
Interactive,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Project based learning,Task based learning
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CONTENT

The objective of this course is to introduce the basics of space technology, focused especially on principles of satellite/payload design, propulsion, control, power, thermal issues. Space environment, payload design with radiation hardness will be discussed. The course also includes a general overview of applications that are available with space science like GPS, Earth Observing, and Astronomy.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the course is to teach fundamentals of spacecraft design and subsystems, and have students come up with a cubesat idea and realize the idea up to the Preliminary Design Review level.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Identify possible applications of space systems
Differentiate between top-level requirements and functional requirements of a spacecraft and identify constraints related to the entire design
List the subsystems of a spacecraft and describe their main functions.
Propose a trade-off scenario between different subsystems of a spacecraft.
Identify satellite orbits and differentiate the impact of the orbit on satellite functions and operations.
Distinguish between the space environment and the Earth environment to analyze the impact of the space environment on the satellite design.
Work as a group to analyze the assigned project part/subsystem and provide steps to complete the assignment.
Synthesize information from other groups to incorporate own project assignment in an interdisciplinary environment.
Provide findings in meetings and in a project management software

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Exam 17
Participation 30
Group Project 53

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Introduction to Space Sciences and Spacecraft Applications, ISBN-10: 0884154114
Space Vehicle and Design, ISBN-10: 1563475391

Optional Readings

A variety of optional readings are given in SuCourse