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PX2011: AN INTRODUCTION TO SPACE SCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING (2019-2020)

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Course Overview

This popular course will look at the principles behind rocketry, satellite orbits and probes sent beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. It will look at the environment that satellites and probes operate in (orbital debris), GPS, and asteroid and impact risk assessment. The course will describe some great achievements in space exploration and discuss the main motivations for engaging in this area. It will examine how other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum of longer wavelengths than visible light that are used for remote sensing and it will concentrate on some of the science behind communicating effectively with satellites and storing the results.




Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Charles Wang
  • Dr Murilo da Silva Baptista

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides a broad introduction to the principles behind rocketry, satellite orbits and probes sent beyond the Earth's atmosphere, particularly how the law of gravity controls what can be done and what can't? The course will describe some great achievements in space exploration and discuss the main motivations for engaging in this area. It will look at the environment that satellites and probes operate in, which is largely controlled by the Sun. The course will examine how other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum of longer wavelengths than visible light are used for remote sensing and it will concentrate on some of the science behind communicating effectively with satellites and storing the results. The course aims to illustrate the principles, using real examples throughout. Students will be encouraged through class exercises to find out from the web about actual applications in fields of interest to them.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

31 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 8 - 9, 11, 13, 15
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10, 12, 14, 16

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Summative Assessments

Exam Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Oral feedback during tutorials. Marking of essays and posters with associated comments.

Learning Outcomes
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Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Exam Type Summative Weighting 75
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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Continuous Assessment

Exam Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
NameKnowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Exam Type Summative Weighting 75
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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