EE-582 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Toussaint Marc JM R

Langue: Anglais


Summary

The main objective of the course is to present with different viewpoints, the lessons learned which lead to the choices and decisions in the space exploration and their consequences today and for the next decades to come. Several (past and present) examples are elaborated and discussed.

Content

Keywords

Cold-War, Sputnik, Luna, Vostok, Voskhod, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Soyuz, Salyut, Space Shuttle, Mir, ISS, Moon race, Space cooperation, Space barter, Artemis.

Launch service provider, recovery and re-use of space elements

Space tourism, Space resources exploitation.

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

 

 

Recommended courses

Prof. Claude Nicollier's and Prof. Richard Muriel's classes.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Conduct a trade-off assessment of a space project conceptual design
  • Assess / Evaluate competing space concepts
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, in English or French.
Lecturing every second week at EPFL during the semester.

Expected student activities

• Active participation in the project groups

• Participation during the lectures

Assessment methods

During the semester, a short conceptual analysis of a Space project is requested. The students have to set-up and work in small, independent groups, to perform the work and defend it at the end of the semester. A System “trade-off” method, as applied in the frame of preliminary conceptual design phases (pre-Phase A), is introduced and shall be used in the evaluation process, with definition of evaluation criteria, their weighting and application to at least 3 system concepts proposals. A project follow-up and guidance is provided during the semester. A draft mid-term report is requested. The project final report and presentation close the activity at the end of the semester. Semester continuous evaluation through the project.

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
Others Available for each group to answer questions on the project conduct, the morning of the lecturing day.

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Notes/Handbook

• Lectures' syllabus
• USB key with reference documents at the end of the course

Websites

Videos

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Lessons learned from the space exploration
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Lessons learned from the space exploration
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Lessons learned from the space exploration
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
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20-21     
21-22