This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of developing Integration and Test (I&T) programs for space systems. Topics covered will provide a detailed understanding with practical applications of all phases of Spacecraft I&T starting with the design input/planning phase, staffing/budget phase, subsystem and instrument integration phase, environmental testing phase, and finally the launch campaign phase in the field. Classes will be structured to provide students information exchange sessions with subject matter experts and actual practitioners within the I&T community. Students will learn about all of the Electrical and Mechanical ground support equipment needed to build a spacecraft and the importance of the paperwork and processes used throughout all phases to manage spacecraft systems I&T.

Course prerequisite(s): 

675.600 Systems Engineering for Space and 675.601 Fundamentals of Engineering Space Systems I, or with approval of the instructor.