16.851 Satellite Engineering

Class Info

Fundamentals of satellite engineering design, including distributed satellite. Studies orbital environment. Analyzes problems of station keeping, attitude control, communications, power generation, structural design, thermal balance, and subsystem integration. Considers trade-offs among weight, efficiency, cost, and reliability. Discusses choice of design parameters, such as size, weight, power levels, temperature limits, frequency, and bandwidth. Examples taken from current satellite systems.

This class has no prerequisites.

16.851 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by K. Cahoy.

Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 33-218.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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