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Høst 2020

FYS-3000 Introduction to satellite and rockets techniques and space instrumentations - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

The course will only be taught if there is a sufficient number of students. Are you interested in following the course, please contact the student advisor as soon as possible.

Course contents

The course covers satellite and rocket technology at an introductory level that include the basic components of a satellite (payloads, busses, attitude control, telemetry, etc.), satellite mission classification and analysis, planetary celestial mechanics applied to spacecraft and satellites, rocket propulsion technology and telecommunications.The primary requisites for this course are mechanics that includes Newton's gravitation theory and rigid body rotation and mathematics at the calculus level. Elementary knowledge on the operation of electronic technology and devices will be useful.

Objective of the course

Knowledge - The student can:

Skills - The student can:

General expertise - The student can:

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 40 hours Exercises: 40 hours

The course might include a field trip to Andøya Space Center.


Portfolio assessment of a mid-term assignment counting about 20 % and a final oral examination counting about 80 %.

Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F. Re-sit examination (section 22): There is no access to a re-sit examination in this course. Postponed examination (sections 17 and 21): Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination. Both postponed mid-term assignment and postponed oral examination are arranged during the semester if possible, otherwise early in the following semester. See indicated sections in Regulations for examinations at the UiT The arctic university of Norway for more information.

Lectures Autumn 2020
Lectures prof. Ulf-Peter Jürgen Hoppe
prof. Björn Johan Gustavsson
stip. Saliha Eren
Exercises prof. Björn Johan Gustavsson
stip. Saliha Eren
Field trip prof. Ulf-Peter Jürgen Hoppe
Intensive lectures Intensive lectures will be announced later.