Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications Training Course 2020
Status: Call for applications to be launched in November.
Date: 18–21 February 2020
Description: Taught by an Advanced Operations & IOD Project Manager who works for the Operations Department of ESOC, the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, the course will be delivered through formal lectures without excessive mathematics or technical jargon, but with a heavy emphasis placed on the interaction with the students.
University students will learn about:
- the challenges of communicating with a spacecraft
- an operator’s view on all the spacecraft subsystems both on-board and on the ground
- ‘physiological’ traps to be avoided during operations and testing
Radio Frequency transmissions/reception
Visit of ESEC-Redu
Real Ground Stations
Summary of the Group Exercise