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Project course: Spacecraft and Instrumentation 2 7.5 credits

Projektkurs: Rymdfarkoster och instrumentering 2
Second cycle, P7015R
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Space Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Space Technology
Main field of study
Space Technology

Entry requirements

Minimum two years of education in natural and engineering sciences at university level and at least två courses on advanced level within the specialisation (TCRYA: Space and atmospheric physics (RMRF); TMRRA: Space and atmospheric sciences(RYSP)). Project course: Spacecraft and Instrumentation 1 (P7013R), A project plan must be approved by the examiner prior to course registration.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The student should acquire experience in project work in spacecraft or spacecraft instrumentation or related fields. After the course, the student shall be able to:

1. Show the ability to apply knowledge acquired in previous courses to project work.
2. Show understanding of project organization and project management. This shall be shown applying relevant tools such as time planning, resource utilization, project meetings, finances, reports and documentation of various kinds.
3. Assess the risks and issues that can occur in a project due to internal and external factors.

The student shall show an understanding of different roles, gender equality and gender issues within project implementation and show insight into and ability to work in a group with heterogeneous composition. 


The following contents reflect the whole project within both courses P7013R and P7015R.
Introduction to project work and evaluation of proposed space projects. Planning of the project. Preparation of documents for a Preliminary Design Review (PDR). Oral and written presentation of the Preliminary Design for clients of the project. Preparation of documents for a Critical Design Review (CDR). Oral and written presentation of the Critical Design for clients of the project. Definition and conduction of necessary testing. Realization of the project. Analysis and presentation of final results and a Final Report (FR).
During the course of the project, gender equality issues shall be considered.  

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

Students will work in teams. Large teams are to be divided into sub-projects with their own student leaders. The minimum number of students in a project is 3. At least one student acts as project manager and is responsible for implementing the project. Projects will be such that it is possible to work with a specialization in science or engineering within the same project, if applicable. Regular internal project meetings. Additional meetings with supervisors and external partners, if applicable. The project team will plan and conduct the project, including necessary tests and analysis.
  The student should seek cooperation with reference groups in research and industry, if applicable. 

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

The examination is based on active participation in the project meetings, project work, and the review processes.
The course contains reports, the final project report or equivalent, and one presentation.
The final grade is based on the performance in all parts of the project 

The course is part two of two courses. Participation in part one "Project Course: Spacecraft and Instrumentation 1" (P7013R) is mandatory for program students. Both parts together form the whole project.

Thomas Kuhn

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Individually chosen with examiner.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Final reportG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA21
0004Testing, verification, and final productG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 16 Feb 2021