The Spaceflight minor is organized by the Faculties of Aerospace Engineering (AE), Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science (EEMCS). It exposes you to the fundamentals of spaceflight, dives into its applications and provides insight in and experience with its technologies.
Spaceflight is an inspiring multidisciplinary domain that combines research, technology and engineering applications and pushes them to the highest levels. Learn how to:
- Visit other planets and capture a glimpse of distant galaxies.
- Observe Earth to understand our own planet, its climate and global human activities.
- Enable commercial and societal space applications such as global communication, navigation, safety and security.
And all of that in the extremely challenging environment of space: tough vibrations during launch, vacuum, high levels of radiation, large temperature differences, no wall plug and no means to perform maintenance or repair.
This minor is intended for all students interested in the broad field of Spaceflight. They should have followed the first two years of their BSc program and in particular have completed courses on mathematics and physics. Interested students can perform an online test in which they can assess if they meet the required level of understanding of physics and mathematics. This test provides a non-binding advice.