SSCI 340: Introduction to Artificial Satellites (3)
The course will familiarize the student with artificial satellites as a domain of space activity. Students will learn about the history and development of satellites, and their technological values and commercial applications. Orbital altitudes (low orbit, near earth orbit, and geostationary) will be examined based on their different missions and scientific protocol. These missions include earth observations, agriculture studies, environmental studies, ocean studies, communications, remote sensing and its applications, and scientific research. The student will become acquainted with the new trends of small, mini, micro, and nano satellites, their launchings, and legal registration processes.
Prerequisite: SSCI 101.