First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Engineering
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Course unit
AEROSPACE SYSTEMS 1
INM0017944, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
IN0511, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination AEROSPACE SYSTEMS 1
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ALESSANDRO FRANCESCONI ING-IND/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/05 Aerospace Systems 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of the fundamental methods on which the Space Systems Engineering is based.
Knowledge of the space environment key features and the consequences they have on the space systems design.
Knowledge on the basic principles to select the orbit for different mission classes.
Acquisition of a system view of the flight segment of a space mission, with particular attention to the working principles and preliminary design criteria of some of the spacecraft subsystems: thermal control, power, telecommunication and attitude determination and control.
Examination methods: Written exam compulsory (3 hours duration, 5 questions)
Oral exam upon professor's request, depending on the written exam's result
Assessment criteria: Written exam mandatory (3 hours, 5 questions)
Oral exam upon teacher's request (based on the written exam marks)
Course unit contents: 1. SPACE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
2. SPACECRAFT AND SPACE ENVIRONMENT
3. ORBIT SELECTION
4. THERMAL CONTROL SUBSYSTEM
5. ELECTRIC POWER SUBSYSTEM
6. TELECOMMUNICATION SUBSYSTEM
7. ATTITUDE DETERMINATION AND CONTROL
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Ex-cathedra lectures (theory and practical examples)

Short thesis (optional): feasibility study of a space experiment proposed by 4-students team in the framework of the activities promoted by the ESA's Education Office, i.e. "RexusBexus" (www.rexusbexus.net), "Fly your thesis!" (www.esa.int/Education/Fly_Your_Thesis) "Drop your thesis!" (www.esa.int/Education/Drop_Your_Thesis!), "Spin your thesis!" (www.esa.int/Education/Spin_Your_Thesis!).
The short thesis marks (0/30 to 3/30) are added to the exam's marks
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Alessandro Francesconi, Impianti e Sistemi Aerospaziali 2 - Appunti delle lezioni. --: --, --. Scaricabile previa iscrizione all'insegnamento al seguente link: https://elearning.unipd.it/dii/
  • Wertz, Spacecraft Mission Analysis and Design. --: Kluwer, --.
  • Fortescue, Stark, Spacecraft Systems engineering. --: Wiley, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Vincent Pisacane, Fundamentals of Space Systems. --: Oxford University Press, --. Cerca nel catalogo