Qualification objectives: Students have knowledge of the history of planetary missions, their design, and their technological background. They can discuss scientific goals, data bases and specific scientific results of missions. They have insights into the framework of spaceflight and are able to independently formulate scientific goals for space missions. They are able to work on tasks independently and to present the results appropriately in written and spoken form.
Contents: Students will learn about different space missions to the objects of our solar system with their goals, results and resulting findings by means of examples. They will learn the basics of space mechanics and discuss mission profiles with which objects in the solar system are explored in terms of technology, navigation, propulsion technology and scientific requirements. Using concrete examples, they learn to develop their own goals while taking into account the framework conditions for space missions. To this end, teamwork is also carried out to define a specific space mission, starting with the definition of the mission objectives, the technical requirements and the operational implementation.