Understanding Space 105

Based on the award-winning text Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics, this is the same aeronautics course presented to over 20,000 space professionals from NASA, ESA, US Air Force, and major companies in the space industry. Previously this course was only available to aerospace organisations and their personnel onsite. Now it is available to all space professionals and the general public through this unique online course. This course is designed to make you “space smart,” by building your understanding and appreciation for the complex requirements of space missions.

Course Topics:

Space in Our Lives
• Space in Our Lives
• Elements of a Space Mission
• A Brief History of Space
• The Space Enterprise
• Space Systems Engineering
• Mission Management, Space Operations
• Down to Earth Issues Exploring Space
• History of Early Explorers and the Coming of the Space Age

Orbits & Trajectories
• The Space Environment
• Understanding Orbits
• 2-body Problem and Constants of Motion
• COEs, Ground Tracks and Basic Orbits
• Perturbations and Special Orbits
• Maneuvers, Rendezvous
• Launch & Reentry

Space Systems
• Observation Payloads
• Electrical Power
• Attitude and Orbit Control
• Communication, Data Handling
• Structures and Thermal
• Rockets, Launch Vehicles

Space 105

Are you a Space Professional who needs to master basic astronautics? In addition to everything in Space 103, you will also receive:

  • One-on-one mentoring from one of TSTI’s award-winning instructors. Your Personal Course Mentor will guide you every step of the way to achieve your learning goals!
    • A detailed mission design project to apply what you’ve learned each step of the way
    • Certificate of Competence with 5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    • Optional LinkedIn endorsement of your astronautics skills

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