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Fundamentals of Spacecraft Thermal Management Training by Tonex

This course provides an understanding of the thermal management systems used in spacecraft to maintain optimal operating temperatures. Participants will learn about thermal control techniques, materials, and technologies used in spacecraft design.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the principles of spacecraft thermal management.
  • Identify thermal challenges in space environments.
  • Design and implement thermal control systems.
  • Select appropriate materials for thermal management.
  • Use thermal analysis tools.
  • Apply thermal management in various space missions.

Audience

  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Spacecraft Designers
  • Thermal Engineers
  • Satellite Developers
  • Mission Planners
  • Research Scientists

Program Modules

  1. Introduction to Spacecraft Thermal Management
    • Importance of thermal management
    • Thermal challenges in space
    • Heat transfer principles
    • Thermal environments in space
    • Thermal control objectives
    • Case studies
  2. Thermal Control Techniques
    • Passive thermal control methods
    • Active thermal control systems
    • Radiators and heat pipes
    • Thermal insulation materials
    • Phase change materials
    • Practical exercises
  3. Thermal Control System Design
    • Designing thermal control systems
    • Thermal control in different spacecraft components
    • Thermal protection for re-entry vehicles
    • Balancing thermal loads
    • Thermal control testing
    • Practical exercises
  4. Materials for Thermal Management
    • Properties of thermal materials
    • Selection criteria for materials
    • Advanced materials for thermal control
    • Thermal coatings and finishes
    • Material testing and evaluation
    • Case studies
  5. Thermal Analysis Tools
    • Introduction to thermal analysis software
    • Performing thermal simulations
    • Analyzing thermal data
    • Integrating thermal analysis with spacecraft design
    • Software hands-on sessions
    • Practical exercises
  6. Applications in Space Missions
    • Thermal management in satellites
    • Thermal control for manned missions
    • Thermal considerations in deep space missions
    • Innovations in thermal management
    • Case studies from past missions
    • Practical exercises

 

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