SSE 645 Satellite Ground Systems Operations

(3-0-3) This course provides a practical, hands-on introduction to all aspects of space mission operations with a focus on the ground segment. Spacecraft and ground-based elements of a space mission work together to provide a continuous stream of data and successful spacecraft operation. The functions of major ground-system elements are investigated. Students develop competencies in the processes of space mission operations by operating MSU's Earth stations and telecommanding orbiting satellites. The course concludes with a discussion of current trends in ground system design and operations.




PHYS 232, MATH 276, and SSE 630