(S3) Advanced Space Course

This course adds to the knowledge gained in the Intermediate Course, exploring some of the more specific aspects of space systems which can influence their delivery and deployment, as well as examining current and future trends. The course uses lectures, case studies and the first-hand experiences of the instructors, as well as a hands-on design exercise the reinforce the understanding at a deeper level.


Nova System’s highly experienced team of instructors will provide the student with the further skills to aid with the definition of space systems and this will be reinforced by undertaking a hands-on design exercise which willhelp bring out the key steps required to set up a major space project.

Target Audience:

Anyone with an interest in the conception and design of space systems or the set-up and running of space projects, from engineers and planners to senior management.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to make a sensible selection of subsystem elements for a spacecraft with a given mission.
  • Be able to perform preliminary sizing of the subsystems.
  • Be aware of the important subsystem design parameters which influence project planning, manufacture, V&V and procurement.
  • Understand what is involved in selecting a launch vehicle.
  • Understand space situational awareness.

Learning Methods:

A 2-day face-to-face course.

Program Benefits:

  • Provide a deeper understanding of the activities required to implement a space mission.


  • Manufacturing & Logistics
  • Verification & Validation
  • Launcher Selection
  • Operations
  • Space Situational Awareness
  • Hands-on Space System Design Exercise (half a day)
  • Future Trends (e.g. IoT via satellite, in orbit satellite servicing, optical comms, etc)

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Cost
(S3) Advanced Space Course 17 & 18 October 2019 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Canberra $2,000.00
(S3) Advanced Space Course 5 & 6 December 2019 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Adelaide $2,000.00
(S3) Advanced Space Course 20 & 21 February 2020 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Brisbane $2,000.00
(S3) Advanced Space Course 30 April - 1 May 2020 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Wellington New Zealand $2,000.00


NOTE: Courses are subject to cancellation if insufficient student numbers.

You will be notified a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the course commencement.

You will not be charged until the course is confirmed.