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.
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