Spatial technology courses

October 17th to 21th
and November 21th to 25th




The TTVS course presents the characteristics and specific design constraints of space technology and describes the techniques and technologies of subsystems onboard equipment.

Its educational objective is to allow you to view all the techniques and technologies that contribute to the establishment and operation of space vehicles.

Intended for: Everyone who wish to broaden their range of knowledge to gain a comprehensive view of the intrinsic business in the design of space vehicles.


THE FIRST PART (first week) deals with missions, the space environment, the main types of payloads and their techniques.

Module 1  after a brief overview of the principal space missions, describes what goes into a space system, including launchers, development stages of a spacecraft and finally cost and manufacturing aspects.

Module 2 describes the fundamental laws of spacecraft dynamics governing the motion of vehicles on different types of orbit and also orbit determination techniques.

Module 3 describes the stresses of the space environment and the effects of radiation, atomic oxygen, meteorites, debris and electrostatic discharges.

Module 5 introduces Space Telecom missions and payloads including also on board TeleMetry&TeleCommand equipment with emphasis on stakes, performance analysis and interface to cross-fertilization with terrestrial Telecom.

Module 6 is dedicated to missions and payloads of radionavigation and radiolocation systems. This class presents the main location principles used in these systems as well as the techniques used in the measuring equipments”.

Module 7 introduces observation and scientific missions and payloads, then goes on to describe measurement physics and the characteristics of optical and infrared instruments and also radio instruments.

Module 8 covers Radio techniques and Information transmission from  antennas,  low-noise reception, RF filtering, power amplification to digital modulation & demodulation including the limitations due to electromagnetic waves propagation.

Module 9 describes optical techniques and technology used for sensors and sensor electronics.

THE SECOND WEEK is about the strategies and technology used in the platforms and the relative methods for the development of space vehicles.

Module 4 is devoted to the product insurance and the development of orbital systems. It shows the logical process of the satellite verification and associated reference standards, the safety procedures and techniques of operation and the efforts made ​​to ensure the quality of various basic elements. It also emphasizes on the components and electronic technologies and the effects of radiation on materials.

Module 10 introduces mechanical and thermal architecture with the rules of structural design, structural analysis, materials, and thermal control mechanisms.

Module 11 covers all-electric, chemical propulsion technologies and shows all the peculiarities of propulsion subsystems.

Module 12 concerns the stabilization and attitude control. It defines the different types of stabilization, it describes the techniques and technologies used and it shows several vehicle stabilizing examples.

Module 13 is about energy panel, it presents the different energy sources, energy storage technologies, the electrical architecture of distribution and the electromagnetic compatibility.

Module 14 shows how to treat the management board functions, telemetry and remote control, IT architecture, flight software and data storage on board.

Module 15 presents the technical scientific and technological particularities of CNES aerostats; it defines their flight physics and specifies the accurate major orders of the field of aerostats.

Download the complete program of 2 weeks: Program


Centre de congrès Diagora

Espaces de Congrès et d’Exposition de Toulouse – Labège
Technopôle de Toulouse sud-est – Rue Pierre Gilles de Gennes

Enter on your GPS, indicate: « rue Pierre Gilles de Gennes »

By car

  • Ring road exit 19 / Labège Le Palays
  • From Toulouse-Blagnac airport, Tarbes, follow Montpellier, exit 19 Labège.
  • From SNCF train station of Toulouse Matabiau, Bordeaux (A62), Albi (A68), Auch, take direction A61 Montpellier, exit 19 Labège.
  • From Montpellier (A61), Toulouse-centre, exit Le Palays / Labège.

By taxi

Taxi companies in Labège Innopole :

  • Taxi Labège : +33 6 30 33 88 33
  • Taxi Labège Innopole : +33 5 62 24 42 42 – +33 6 09 57 49 21
  • Taxi Tolosan : +33 5 61 73 47 47
  • Alex Taxi : +33 6 15 36 36 31

By metro or bus

TISSEO informations: +33 5 61 41 70 70


Take metro line B direction Ramonville (terminus) – frequency 1,20 minutes.
Ramonville, bus 79, stop of Gennes in front of DIAGORA. Frequency 20 minutes.
From the station Jean-Jaurès in Toulouse, access approximately 40 minutes.

By train

SNCF informations: +33 8 36 35 35 35 / +33 5 61 81 05 07

SNCF train station of Toulouse Matabiau / SNCF train station of Labège-Innopole : access 15 minutes.

By plane

Airport informations: +33 5 61 42 44 00

International airport of Toulouse-Blagnac: direct access by ring road (20 minutes).
National and international daily flights.


Practical information

Rates and Payment

  • Normal rate: 3 960 € (3 300 €HT)
  • Student (provide proof): 840 € (700 €HT)

Payment by check or transfer.

It includes :

  • Participation in (2 weeks)
  • Handout
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunches

Working language

The courses will be given in French
A simultaneous translation from French into English is planned if the number of English spoken participants is sufficient.
Course period: 2 x 5 days.


You will be given an Official Certificate of Attendance on the last course day.


Opening hours of the registration desks on Monday: from 08:00 am to 09:00 am.
A secretariat will be on duty for the whole course period.


Travelling and accommodation will be at the participants’ expenses.

See the map below to localize the nearest accommodations.

Toulouse accommodation:


  • Tel. : 33 (0)5 16 57 13 74
  •   Fax. : 33 (0)5 62 47 92 21
  • 18 Avenue Edouard Belin
  •   31400 Toulouse