Space Environment Effects

Instructor: Dr. Trevor M. Moeller

Textbook: References:

Vincent L. Piscane, The Space Environment and Its Effects on Space Systems, AIAA Education Series, 2008.
Supplemental text: Daniel Hastings and Henry Garrett, Spacecraft-Environment Interactions, Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Various other sources provided by instructor

Course Content: This is an introductory course on the effects of the space environment on space systems. The primary focus will be on the space environment in which satellites and spacecraft are in earth orbit. This environment contains many hazards, including: photons, particle radiation, meteoroids, high-energy atoms, molecules, and ions, extreme temperature ranges, and orbital debris. This course will be split into two parts: 1) the space environment and 2) the interactions of the space environment with spacecraft.

You can view a sample video of the course below. You must purchase the course to unlock all of the lecture sessions.