TTT4235 - Space Technology II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 30/100
Work 30/100
Work 40/100

Course content

The course is a concentrated practice/experimentally oriented course.
Exact dates will be decided as soon as possible. The course contains i.a. one week of laboratory exercises and experiments at the Andøya Rocket Range, usually in mid June. It is based on the course TTT4234 Space Technology I, that is required for uptake.
The uptake is limited due to existing available resources at the Andøya Rocket Range.
The exercises at Andøya comprise measurements of atmospheric conditions, rocket tracking etc. based on the launch of a student rocket.
In addition to the laboratory exercises and the report from Andøya, the course contains lectures (or a full day seminar), an essay and an exercise report that shall be written by the student.
The course is given, provided necessary funding.

Learning outcome

The course aims at giving an increased understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of Spacet technology. It also aims at an increase of the students' ability to perform bigger expeirments requiring more complicated logistics.

- Achieve basic knowledge on rocket launch and participate in a launch
in practice
- Acquire more detailed knowledge within at least one of the following
Rocket technology

- Be able to describe the procedures for a rocket launch
- Be able to describe the main characteristics for a rocket in-flight
(height, range, centre of gravity, centre of mass, drag, spin, super and sub sonic flight)
- Be able to describe the main principles of telemetry (carrier
frequency, antennas, tracking)
- Be able to describe the principles of the sensors that are launched
as payload in the rocket, and to analyse the data received from these.

Learning methods and activities

The main part of the course is a concetrated, full time activity at the Andøya Rocket Range. In addition comes preparations and report writing etc. Individual reports over projects, exercises and laboratory exercises are compulsory. Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a project/essay with 30%, exercises 40% and a final project report after the stay at Andøya 30%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
Andøya Rocket Range can only accomodate 24 students. In case more students want to follow the course, students will be selected based on a firs come first serve basis.

Further on evaluation

If the exam is to be repeated, the whole course needs to be taken.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Applied Physics and Mathematics (MTFYMA) - some programmes
Cybernetics and Robotics (MTTK) - some programmes
Electronic Systems Design (MSELSYS) - some programmes
Electronics System Design and Innovation (MTELSYS) - some programmes

Course materials

The recommended text book is B. The International Handbook of Space Technology - Other material will be distributed.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Work 30/100
Spring ORD Work 30/100
Spring ORD Work 40/100
  • * 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.