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  • Systems Engineering & Engineering
    Systems Engineering & Engineering

Skill Level: Open to all.

This course provides an integrated view of space science mission design and operations from conceptual design and requirements definition, through spacecraft design, development, and test, to development of mission operations concepts and ground infrastructure capabilities.

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:

  • Define the components and systems of a robotic space mission.
  • Describe an integrated view of space science mission design and operations.
  • Describe the interrelationships between systems design and mission operations.
  • Describe a process-oriented approach for creating cost-effective space missions.
  • Apply effective methodologies for translating space mission objectives, requirements, and designs into viable and economical operations concepts.
  • Demonstrate practical, detailed ideas and tools to analyze and design space segment support for unmanned missions, including architecture and configuration, payloads, and vehicle subsystems.