Join us for Seminars on nano-satellites, cubesats and Advanced Lectures on contemporary space exploration by global experts.
Space Engineering is an immersive series of Seminars and Advanced Lectures that will take place during the semester break in September. Hosted by the School of Engineering within the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), and supported by ANU InSpace.
The Seminars are an opportunity for undergraduate and PhD students to touch on and experience the university-built-size of satellites. The seminars include fundamental lectures on astrodynamics, exercises and introductory virtual tours and exhibits.
The Advanced Lectures on contemporary space exploration will be presented by global experts who will discuss advanced space exploration trends and astrodynamics contexts including robotics in space. We encourage those who have experience or an interest in spacecraft engineering to participate.
Participants of the Seminars will automatically be registered for the in-person Advanced Lectures, at the same venue. Those who wish to attend any of the Advanced Lectures only, will be invited to the venue in-person if capacity allows, or are welcome to join online.
Full details of each Seminar and Advanced Lecture can be found below.
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Introduction to the Seminar lecturers
Lecturer: Dr Shinya Fujita, Senior Assistant Professor, Tohoku Univiversity, Japan
Dr Fujita received their PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2019. Since then, he has served as a Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University. His research interests focus on the attitude control system of microsatellites. Chief System Engineer, ALE-3 project of the ALE, a start-up space company, Japan.
Lecturer: Dr Yuji Sakamoto, Hokkaido University, Japan.
Dr Sakamoto is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Mechanical and Space Engineering, Hokkaido University. He was previously an Assistant Professor (2006-2015), then an Associate Professor (2015-2021), for the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University. Dr Sakamoto has a research interest in the areas of: Design, Assembly, and Evaluation of Micro and Nano Satellites, Satellite Operation and Ground Station Management.
Seminar and Advanced Lecture Schedule
It is anticipated that those registering for the Seminars will attend all seminars across the two weeks. These Seminars are targeted at current undergraduate or PhD students who are studying in relevant fields, to extend their knowledge. Seminar participants are encouraged to stay for the Advanced lectures which immediately follow each Seminar.
Advanced lectures can be attended by people with general experience or an interest in spacecraft engineering. It is intended that lectures will be live streamed. If capacity allows, registrants can choose to attend in person, closer to the date.
- Advanced Lecture #11 (AL-8): OMOTENASHI project - the world’s smallest lander on the lunar surface – 14 Sep 2022
- Seminar #8 (S-8): Touching the real hardware components - building a can-sat bus – 14 Sep 2022
- Advanced Lecture #10 (AL-7-2): Design and control of the Atlantic constellation – 13 Sep 2022
- Seminar #7 (S-7): Virtual tour of the Tohoku University facilities for pre-launch verification – 13 Sep 2022
- Advanced Lecture #9 (AL-7-1): Applied astrodynamics with the applications to small bodies missions – 13 Sep 2022
- Advanced Lecture #8 (AL-6): Recent advanced space robots for exploration – 12 Sep 2022
- Seminar #6 (S-6): Attitude control simulation exercise – from current to target attitude via either of magnetic torquer or reaction control thrusters – 12 Sep 2022
- Advanced Lecture #7 (AL-5-2): Innovative space exploration missions – 9 Sep 2022
- Seminar #5 (S-5): Scheduling practice of operationorbit propagation based on two line element (TLE) obtained – 9 Sep 2022
- Advanced Lecture #6 (AL-5-1): Micro to nano deep space missions - The road to the MarCO (Mars Cube One) spacecraft – 9 Sep 2022
- Advanced Lecture #5 (AL-4-2): Extended space robots, surface mobility applications – 8 Sep 2022
- Seminar #4 (S-4): Representative mechanical environment and fundamental structural design – 8 Sep 2022
- Advanced Lecture #4 (AL-4-1): Lunar gateway orbit and the halo orbit family – 8 Sep 2022
- Advanced Lecture #3 (AL-3): Micro to nano satellites activities at Tohoku University – 7 Sep 2022
- Seminar #3 (S-3): Radio link margin assessment – 7 Sep 2022
- Advanced Lecture #2 (AL-2): Small bodies exploration, science and technology – 6 Sep 2022
- Seminar #2 (S-2): Radio communication, thermal control, bus systems, data processing ground equipment – 6 Sep 2022
- Advanced Lecture #1 (AL-1): Astrodynamics research topics – past, current and future and introduction of the Advanced Lectures – 5 Sep 2022
- Seminar #1 (S-1): Orbital dynamics, attitude dynamics – 5 Sep 2022