16.89J Space Systems Engineering


Class Info

Focus on developing space system architectures. Applies subsystem knowledge gained in 16.851 to examine interactions between subsystems in the context of a space system design. Principles and processes of systems engineering including developing space architectures, developing and writing requirements, and concepts of risk are explored and applied to the project. Subject develops, documents, and presents a conceptual design of a space system including a preliminary spacecraft design.

This class has 16.851, and 16.892 as prerequisites.

16.89J will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by J. A. Hoffman.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 16.89J was rated 5.6 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Space Systems Engineering site.

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