Space Technology

Space Mission Analysis


Module forMaster
Responsible personProf. Dr.-Ing. Enrico Stoll
Contact personM.Sc. Elizabeth Klioner

Enrolment and teaching materials via ISIS

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Organization name Space Technology
Office F 6
Building F
Room F

Description of the module

The Space Mission Analysis module is intended for students with a special interest in mission design and analysis as well as students with a general desire to work in the space sector. The module is based on the Space Flight Mechanics course and provides both application of the content learned there and a more practical focus. The course counts as one of the fundamentals of an Aerospace Engineering Master focusing on space engineering.


  • Basics of space flight mechanics
  • Design of a satellite mission
    • Mission requirements
    • Mission phases (launch, transfer, nominal)
  • Orbit Design
    • Orbit types
    • Orbit design parameters
    • Trade-offs
  • Methods of orbit determination
  • Satellite constellation design
  • Transfer
    • Types
    • Design and calculation