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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 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 21 Feb 2020

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.

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The student should acquire experience in working on a project . In particular the student as long as it  is reasonable  should use the knowledge that they acquire in other courses focusing on space environment. The student should seek cooperation with reference groups in research and industry.
The student shall obtain experience in project organization and project management. Items that are Important are time tables , resource utilization, project meetings , finances, reports and documentation of various kinds.
The student should understand the risks of disruption of time tables, as serious financial issues can manifest themselves. It is important to understand the risks involved in a temporary organization of staff and resources from diverse sources within an organization.
The student should 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. 

Introduction to project work and evaluation of proposed space projects. Organization of and preparation of documents for a Preliminary Design Review (PDR). Oral and written presentation of the PDR for clients of the project. Preparation of documents for a Critical Design Review (CDR). Every student in the project is required to be active during the presentation of the CDR, which is both written and verbal for the client. Prior to flight, the necessary tests should be carried out. After the flight, the group will present an analysis of the results as a Final Report (FR).
During the course of the project, gender equality issues shall be considered. 

Students will work in groups. Large groups are to be divided into sub-projects with their own project managers. The minimum number of students in a project is 3. The student project manager 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.

The student should be active in the project work and final results are graded according to scale, G, U, 3, 4, 5
The examination is based on active participation in the project meetings, project work and the review processes.
The course ends with a final report (FR).

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 scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Final report and individual contributionG U 3 4 54.00MandatoryA20
0002Construction, testing and verificationU G#3.50MandatoryA20

Study guidance
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