This course will focus on the engineering of hardware systems that will reliably perform in the harsh environment of space. This course will cover design considerations, terrestrial based manufacturing, storage, launch, and on-orbit performance of successful hardware systems, as well as failure modes and mitigations for the design engineer, systems engineer or aerospace program manager. Design and manufacturing concerns covering electrical, electronic, and electromechanical components including part selection, materials considerations, radiation ratings and test, packaging, and manufacturing will be covered. The course will also cover the unique environments from terrestrial based to exo-atmospheric driving design and handling considerations relative to spacecraft hardware.
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