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Fundamentals of Space Engineering

Learn and understand Space travel and Space Engineering.
4.6 (10 ratings)
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the challenges and motivations behind space travel.
Understand the fundamentals of the current state of the art in Space technologies
Understand the basics of rocket science and be able to move onto more advanced levels of analysis
Understand orbital mechanics and the various effects of gravity.
Impress friends and family with sound knowledge on a very impressive and important subject of our modern era
Open yourself to new hobbies, careers or studies path in Space Engineering.
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  • Basic understanding of physics (force, velocity, acceleration, pressure, etc) will help but is not mandatory.
  • All mentioned principles and concepts are explained throughout the course.


Space vehicles are central to our modern world: they are the key to understanding our universe, spreading our race throughout the stars and provide ways of communication and observation that would never have been dreamed of in the past. This course offers the opportunity to learn and understand:

- The true importance of Space programs and the Space industry.
- The Space environment.
- The operation and purpose of each component of a spacecraft.
- The science and engineering behind rockets and launch vehicles. 
- The physics behind orbits and the tricks we use to take advantage of it.

I will thoroughly detail and walk you through each of these subjects and explain down to their fundamental principles, all concepts and subject-specific vocabulary This course is the ideal beginner or intermediate learning platform for Space and the engineering around it. Whatever your background, whether you are a student, a writer, a sci-fi addict, a computer scientist, an engineer, a business or sports person with an interest in Space, you will understand the fundamentals behind its technologies!

This course should take you 2 to 2.5 hours to complete at most and I will be available to answer any of your questions within 24 hours!

If this sounds like it might interest you, for your personal growth, career or academic endeavours, I strongly encourage you to join! You won't regret it!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in the physics, engineering and technologies behind spacecrafts and space travel.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 13 Lectures Collapse All 13 Lectures 01:52:15
Introduction and the Space Environment
4 Lectures 30:51

The Space Environment: Low Earth Orbit

The Space Environment: Deep Space

This Quizz will test your understanding of the Space reasonale and its environment.

Space reasonale and environment
20 questions
Spacecraft Systems
6 Lectures 46:51
Spacecraft Systems Overview

Structures and Mechanisms

Attitude Determination and Control System

This Quizz will test your knowledge and understanding of the Spacecraft Systems section.

Space Systems Part 1
23 questions

Thermal Control

Power Generation, Storage and Control

Data Handling and Communication

This Quizz will test your knowledge and understanding of the Spacecraft Systems section.

Space Systems Part 2
23 questions
Orbits and Propulsion Systems
3 Lectures 34:33
Orbital Mechanics

Propulsion Systems and Rocketry

Launch Vehicles
About the Instructor
4.6 Average rating
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87 Students
1 Course
Aerospace Engineer, Innovator and Entrepreneur

I have always been impressed and passionate about flying machines and the ultimate frontier that space represents. This led me to recently graduate from a Masters in Aerospace Engineering as one of the top students at a leading UK university. Throughout this degree I was offered the opportunity to understand and apply advanced engineering concepts to different design projects.

In my final year, I consequently designed a proof of concept nuclear battery or Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (refer to my courses to learn more about these) for nanosatellites which was judged by academics as one of the best projects of my department and presented at the 4th Interplanetary Cubesat Workshop. Similarly, I developed, with a team of colleagues, an unmanned rotorcraft able to fight fires, carry cargo and surveillance missions which eventually won a design competition for Agusta Westland.

I am very excited to be able to share my knowledge with curious individuals, who like me want to know more about the engineering behind the wonderful machines that populate our sky.

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