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  • Systems Engineering & Engineering
    Systems Engineering & Engineering

Skill Level: Open to all.

A more application-based course than APPEL-SMSDO, this lab is designed to provide real-life experience for conceptualizing and designing space missions. The lab provides an integrated view of space mission design and operations, from conceptual design and requirements definition through spacecraft design, development, test, and launch to mission operations concepts and ground infrastructure design.

This course is designed for NASA’s technical workforce, including engineers, systems engineers, and project personnel involved in creating overall mission architectures, detailed designs, and the operation of systems.

APPEL Library Resource

NASA Galaxie Library NASA Galaxie Library
All supplemental resources are NASA accessible only unless otherwise noted.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and apply an integrated approach to space mission design and operations.
  • Develop mission concepts and supporting architectures to meet specific mission objectives.
  • Develop effective techniques for providing customers and stakeholders with space mission concepts and architecture in the most cost-effective manner possible.
  • Apply an effective methodology for translating space mission objectives, requirements, and designs into viable and cost-effective operations concepts.