SPACE MISSION PROJECT AND SYSTEMS (MOD.2) C.I.

Insegnamento
SPACE MISSION PROJECT AND SYSTEMS (MOD.2) C.I.
Insegnamento in inglese
SPACE MISSION PROJECT AND SYSTEMS (MOD.2) C.I.
Settore disciplinare
ING-IND/05
Corso di studi di riferimento
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Tipo corso di studio
Laurea Magistrale
Crediti
6.0
Ripartizione oraria
Ore Attività Frontale: 54.0
Anno accademico
2023/2024
Anno di erogazione
2023/2024
Anno di corso
1
Percorso
CURRICULUM AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
Docente responsabile dell'erogazione
GIANNUZZI MICHELE

Descrizione dell'insegnamento

Courses at the undergraduate level encompassing the fields of physics, vector analysis, and calculus

The objective of this course is to demonstrate the crucial factors, and potential advantages of space missions, while equipping students with the necessary tools for their conceptualization and development.

Space systems fall within the encompassing framework of the space mission, which will undergo comprehensive analysis through the examination of mission architecture, its constituent elements, and their interconnections.

Students will acquire an understanding of the complexities associated with utilizing space environments as both a scientific and commercial sphere.

Students will also acquire insights into the geopolitical dynamics of the spatial realm.

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Assess/Evaluate space mission goals and objectives;
  • Design the mission to reach the goal; and
  • Assess/Evaluate competing designs.

Students will learn to communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.

 

– Lessons, exercises and workshops
– During the course, a project is proposed: students, divided into small groups, will be asked to design different elements/systems for a space mission. The project work is, in effect, a project laboratory: students must apply the knowledge acquired in-class hours to design the assigned task.
– Various design support tools, such as physical modelling (i.e. FREECAD, FUSION360) and some mathematical modelling (i.e. MODELICA/PYTHON/ EXCEL), will be used for the different types of analysis provided.

– Learning is verified through an oral examination of the topics covered during the project work.
– The student is invited to present his copy of the final report, of which he/she will be asked to discuss a presentation. The report must be compulsorily submitted at the end of the course.

– Types of space missions and their aims

– Applied orbital mechanics, including interplanetary trajectories and Rendez-vous in space
– Space environment
– General concepts of space vehicle architecture (i.e., spacecraft, launchers, space stations, sub-orbital platforms)
– Launchers Market
– Selected onboard systems
– Spacecraft Examples: Space Shuttle, Space Station, Tethered Satellite, the Hubble Space Telescope.

The instructional resources, curated by the educator and accessible on the teaching portal's course page, are composed in the English language.

Some bibliography:
- Space Mission Analysis and Design (SMAD), 3rd Edition, W.J. Larson and J.R. Wertz, Space Technology Library, Vol. 8

- Elements of Spacecraft Design, C.D. Brown, AIAA Education Series Mission Geometry; Orbit and Constellation Design and Management,

- J.R. Wertz et alii, Space Technology Library, Vol. 13 Human Spaceflight; Mission analysis and Design,

- W.J. Larson, Space Technology Series, McGraw Hill

- ECSS standards (http://www.ecss.nl/)

- NASA System Engineering Handbook, NASA/SP-2007-6105, Rev1.