Space Systems Architectures and Orbits - AERO9500

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Exclusion: AERO4500

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course paints the overall picture of what a satellite system is. It gives an overview of the system covering the space segment, ground segment and user applications. Topics include: history of space flight and satellite systems, orbital mechanics, the space environment, the space segment, the earth segment, satellite link fundamentals, satellite reliability, overview of satellite applications.

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