Space Systems Design (EP 440.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
EP 440 02 January 2019 Glenn Hussey
EP 440 02 January 2017 Glenn Hussey


This course takes the students through the entire process of designing and implementing a real space based mission. Space based missions include satellites, rockets, and balloons. Emphasis is placed on satellite missions and the design of subsystems to meet mission requirements and specifications. Also included is a detailed discussion of orbital mechanics, spacecraft attitude and pointing, spacecraft propulsion and the launch vehicles required to place the spacecraft into the desired orbit.

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EE 321.3 (formerly EP 313.3) or ME 313.3

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