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Høst 2022

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

The course is administrated by

Institutt for fysikk og teknologi

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.

Date for examination

Oral exam 28.11.2022

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.