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 Space Center, 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 Andøya Space Center.
The exercises at Andøya, the launch of a student rocket with sensors, comprise the integration of the rocket payload, soldering and calibration of the sensors, telemetry set-up, the launch itself, download and analysis of the in-flight measured data.
In addition to the laboratory exercises and the report from Andøya, the course contains a full day seminar, an essay and an exercise report that shall be written by the student.
The course is given, provided necessary funding. In addition, there is a minimum number of students set to 8 by Andøya Space Center, and the maximum number of students is limited to 24 due to limited capacity at Andøya Space Center. A personal fee to be covered by the students will apply. The course is reserved for students in the MTELSYS and MSELSYS study programs. If available, students from other study programs can apply for admission.

Learning outcome

The candidate has
- knowledge on rocket launch after participating in a launch
in practice
- detailed knowledge within at least one of the following
Rocket technology

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

General competence:
The candidate understands how a rocket launch campaign is performed, which elements to take into account, and which calculations that are needed, in addition to the security measures to consider.

Learning methods and activities

The main part of the course is a concetrated, full time activity at the Andøya Space Center. 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.

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electronics System Design and Innovation (MTELSYS) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

TTT4234 Space Technology I.

Course materials

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

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2020-12-01

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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