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Embark on a career truly out of this world!!

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering will be offering a Pass/Fail EE9000 series course in
Sem 2 AY2017-18.


Assistant Professor Amal Chandran (Contact:
Professor Mengu Cho

This course introduces spacecraft design and satellite technologies at a fundamental level. This course will introduce the topic of spacecraft design, the principles governing the design process to achieve mission success and spacecraft environmental testing to engineering students.

Student will learn:
  • Basic orbital dynamics
  • Different subsystems of a spacecraft
  • Systems engineering approach towards spacecraft development
  • The space environment, its effect on spacecraft and environmental testing


Course Content:
  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Space Environment
  • Systems Engineering for Space Missions
  • Propulsion
  • Attitude Control
  • Power Systems
  • Thermal Control
  • Command and Data Handling
  • Telecommunication
  • Spacecraft Structures
  • Project Management


Course Dates: March 12- 28, 2018

Class Size limited to 36

The course material (slides) will be distributed. This course will be offered in three weeks. A 3-hour lecture will be given each day from Monday to Friday. There will be quiz and assignments to assess and evaluate students.

The Satellite Research Centre is starting a student Cubesat project in 2018 with expected launch by end of 2019. Selected students from the course will have an opportunity to work on a real space mission. The course will use the space mission for concept study. Selected students will work to assemble the space hardware, test and operate the satellite.

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Special Topic - Space Environment and Spacecraft Systems Engineering

  • Prof Mengu Cho
  • Asst/P Amal Chandran

Asst/P Amal Chandran

12 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018

1.00pm – 4.00pm
(Daily course)

12 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018

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