Space Engineering

These pages provide a brief introduction to the space industry and to spacecraft systems engineering. Follow the links below for discussions on the background to the industry;  the different type of space mission; the costs involved in a typical mission; a description of the systems included in a typical spacecraft and an expanded discussion on spacecraft attitude control systems.

1.  Background

2.  Mission Types

3.  Mission Costs and reliability

4.  Spacecraft Systems

5.  Spacecraft Attitude Control



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