Berlin, Germany

Space Mission Design

online course
when 3 January 2022 - 28 January 2022
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 980

Participants of this course will design a space mission in an interdisciplinary group. The group will choose their own mission idea to conduct a feasibility study. Each participant is responsible for one aspect of the mission but must work intensely with all other participants for it to be successful. The goal is to prepare and present a full scenario and spacecraft configuration of the space mission. The supervising space engineers guide the participants through the process. They introduce the fundamentals of space technologies in live lectures and train the participants in tools to make the necessary calculations, simulations and trade-offs.

Course leader

Cem Avsar studied Aerospace Engineering at the TU Berlin and has taught numerous space technology related courses.
Manuel Ortega Varela de Seijas graduated in Aerospace engineering from TU Delft and in Space Engineering from TU Berlin.

Target group

This course is designed for current university students, working professionals and any individuals with an interest in gaining insights into planning a space mission and working on different aspects of a space mission design project in an interdisciplinary team.

Course aim

After completion of this course the participant shall be able to:

- Recognize the need for different types of space missions
- Describe the space environment
- Apply the space mission design process to a use case
- Describe the most common technologies used in spacecraft
- Plan a space mission, including its mission scenario and spacecraft
- Manage working in an interdisciplinary team

Credits info

6 EC

Fee info

EUR 980: Working professional / Non-student: 1460 Euros

The early bird discount is available for all participants until November 1st, 2021.