Human Spaceflight: Mission Analysis and Design

Mission Analysis and Design

This course is designed to provide the conceptual framework for developing crewed space missions starting from a blank sheet of paper. It describes the crewed space mission design and analysis process. It begins with the fundamentals of the operating environment for near-Earth orbits, the Moon, and Mars. The course describes human physiology, behavior, and design factors in those environments, and analyzes the orbits and trajectories required to perform crewed missions. It provides practical, detailed concepts and tools to analyze and design both the space and planetary segments required to support crewed missions, including architecture and configuration, life support, vehicle subsystems, entry, landing, and ascent vehicles, habitats, surface vehicles, and in-situ resources. This course covers space propulsion systems and highlights the process to select the launch systems required to place space assets into the proper orbit or landing destination. Students will study the mission operations segment to include operations in space, Earth-based operations, and command, control and communication.

Course ID

EXPO — VMS 210

Text Provided

Human Spaceflight: Mission Analysis and Design


3-5 days


Systems engineers

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