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Space Mission Operations Course (SMOC) 2018

19th March 2018 @ 9:00 am - 22nd March 2018 @ 6:00 pm

  • 1 day course covering spacecraft basics, orbital mechanics and ground stations; taught by industry professionals
  • Digital version of course materials
  • Transport between Falmouth and Goonhilly Earth Station
  • Course registration for SMOC includes:
    • Full 3 day course around space mission operations, taught by industry professionals
    • Hands-on practicals for immersive learning
    • Digital version of course materials
    • Welcome reception and dinner (20 March)
    • Mid-week social activity
    • Tour of Goonhilly Earth Station
    • Transport between Falmouth and Goonhilly Earth Station
    Both the SMOC Foundation Day and full course are hosted at Goonhilly Earth Station, a working ground station. Attendees will be able to:
    • Describe the major functions of space operations systems (and requirements, constraints)
    • Identify the main parts of a space missions communications network
    • Understand basic satellite communications principles and determine and analyse the key parameters of system design
    • Complete link budget calculations and assess trade-off issues with other aspects of mission design
    • Define key tasks to be performed by mission planners and operators through the mission lifetime
    • Appreciate the distinctive aspects of operations approaches in ground and space segment
    • Understand overall system architecture from a data flow point of view
    • Explain the main differences between conventional commercial satellite operations, and emerging low cost approaches
    • Understand how telemetry and telecommanding are performed in typical mission operations centres
    This course is for you if:
    • you are a recent graduate or new post-graduate student wanting an understanding of the space sector
    • you are an engineer transferring into the space sector
    • you work in the space sector and need an understanding of space mission operations
    The course is delivered by industry practitioners and academic staff with a breadth of experience within the sector. Further information and event registration]]>


    19th March 2018 @ 9:00 am
    22nd March 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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    Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd
    Cornwall, TR12 6LQ United Kingdom
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