Space Science and Technology

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Space Science and Technology

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Astronomy, Management of Technology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module Aims: To introduce students to the space industry and bring them up to date on the recent developments in space and space technology. To demonstrate how space technology applies to everyday life (eg satellite tv, mobile communication, gps systems etc..) To introduce the basic principles of space science & technology such as:Orbits, data transfer, communications, rocket propulsion, human space flight, history of space technology, stage separations, launch systems, organizations- NASA, ESA. To illustrate in particular the astronomical applications of space science.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Apply the principles of Mechanics to the problem of space flight.
    2. Outline and discuss the influence of the Sun and solar variability on Earth's environment.
    3. Identify the procedures adopted by space agencies to plan, build and launch space experiments.
    4. Discuss the role of space experiments in the advancement of astrophysical research.
    5. Outline the technical characteristics of the astronomical space experiments that have brought about major discoveries in this field.
    6. Identify the problems connected with human space flight.
    7. Demonstrate research and communication skills

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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