AE4831 Spacecraft Systems II

In this course, students will be involved in a group project to design a spacecraft to meet mission requirements. Material presented in AE4830 as well as AE4831 will be utilized. In parallel, this course covers some or all of the following aspects of spacecraft systems: spacecraft testing, TT&C subsystem, and design of observation payloads. Differences and similarities between geosynchronous spacecraft and LEO/HEO spacecraft will be discussed. Topics include gravitational perturbation (J2 effects), gravity-gradient stabilization, and atmospheric drag effects.



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  • As Required