TTT4234 - Space Technology I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

An introduction to Space Technology and Space oriented activities will be presented. Mechanics in Space. Weightlessness and microgravity research. The atmosphere. Rocket technology. Satellites. Observational satellites, environmental observations. Communication and communication systems. Man in Space. The course will run once a week in the autumn term, starting in August. This course gives the basic knowledge for taking TTT4235 Space Technology II in the spring semester.

Learning outcome

The course should give an introduction in some important parts of Space Technology.
- Achieve basic knowledge in space technology
- Acquire knowledge on satellite orbits, satellite platform technology,
and link budgets
- Achieve basic knowledge on the space environment and the effects of
- Achieve basic knowledge on space applications such as earth
observation, navigation and communication

- Be able to describe the main characteristics of the different orbit
types (LEO, MEO, GEO, HEO)
- Be able to describe at least three main areas of application for
satellites (earth observation, navigation and communication)
- Be able to set up a link budget
- Be able to describe the main components of a satellite (payload,
rocket engine, propellant, antennas, solar cells and mechanical structure)
- Be able to describe the effects of microgravity and radiation on
organic and non organic materials.

TTT4235 Space Technology II is a follow-on course from this course. TTT4235 contains a campaign at Andøya Rocket Range. Maximum 24 students may participate in this campaign due to restrictions at the Rocket Range.

Learning methods and activities

The course will be given every week.

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

The recommended textbook is The International Handbook of Space Technology - that can be downloaded for free when on the NTNU network Notes and handouts will be made available.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY3020 7.5 01.09.2009


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C 2018-12-01 09:00 D107, bygg 3 , D9, bygg 3 , D8, bygg 3 , D106, bygg 3 , D104, bygg 3 , D7, bygg 2
Summer UTS Written examination 100/100 C
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.