*E-PSCI 160. Space Science and Engineering: Theory and Applications

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Robin Wordsworth
  • Term: Fall
  • Days: M, W
  • Time: 10:30-11:45
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences | Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Course ID: 160957
  • Subject Area: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environmental Science and Engineering

This course is an introduction to the challenges involved in designing spacecraft for observation of Earth and exploration of other planets. Topics covered include basic atmospheric and planetary science, key principles of remote sensing, telemetry, orbital transfer theory, propulsion and launch system design, and thermal and power management.

Note: EPS 160 is also offered as ESE 160. Students may not take both for credit. Undergraduate engineering students should enroll in ESE 160. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Geology, Geophysics and Planetary Science.