Science Mission Systems Design and Operations (APPEL-SMSDO)
This course is designed for NASA's technical workforce, including engineers, systems engineers and project personnel involved in creating overall mission architectures, detailed designs and the operation of systems.
This three-day course provides an integrated view of space science mission design and operations from conceptual design and requirements definition, through spacecraft design, development, and test, to development of mission operations concepts and ground infrastructure capabilities.
Learning will be enhanced through lectures, group discussions, videos, demonstrations and multiple team activities applying materials from previous NASA missions.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define the components and systems of a robotic space mission.
- Describe an integrated view of space science mission design and operations.
- Describe the interrelationships between systems design and mission operations.
- Describe a process-oriented approach for creating costeffective space missions.
- Apply effective methodologies for translating space mission objectives, requirements, and designs into viable and economical operations concepts.
- Demonstrate practical, detailed ideas and tools to analyze and design space segment support for unmanned missions, including architecture and configuration, payloads, and vehicle subsystems.
Competencies and Technical Areas Addressed
- Agency Structure and Goals
- Mission Design
- System Architecture
- Unmanned Space Missions