This module identifies the main threats to aviation from commercial satellite space launches and risks with space tourism, and the emerging uses of 'drones' and unmanned flying taxis. All these aspects are being addressed by regulators today, to meet the needs of the future.
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- Duration: 3 days
- Fees: £1,800
- Course code: EPM980
- Location: Online
- Application deadline:
Future Aviation Challenges – From Unmanned Air Systems to Spaceflight Vehicles Course overview
The spaceflight segment of the module identifies the current spaceflight operators for satellite launches and space tourism. There are different risks to the uninvolved public to that of those on board a spacecraft, and these are detailed.
The module presents the other threats to aviation from spaceflight activities including environmental effects, space debris (and unplanned re-entry of spacecraft parts) and also looks at space training for tourists.
The unmanned air systems segment focuses on the emerging drone market and flying taxis that will directly impact uninvolved public on the ground and air traffic around cities.
Who is it for?
The course is for those who want to learn how the aviation industry is being affected by the introduction of drones and flying taxis or space launches (and re-entry).
Modules will run from 09:00-17:00 on the first two days and from 09:00-13:00 on the final day.
The module will be delivered online.
You will gain an understanding of the risks and issues concerning the novel and complex emerging industry that is spaceflight and unmanned air systems (drones and flying taxis).
What will I learn?
You will critically discuss the inherent societal and environmental challenges of orbital missions and suborbital flights and the risks associated with the current vehicle types.
You will critically discuss issues of environment and society in the UAS sector as one of the fastest growing and most dynamic segments within aviation industry.
By your pre-reading study and module session interaction, you will gain insights into novel technology, with higher safety risks, operating in and near to controlled airspace. This is disruptive technology that challenges the status quo and will help you expand your knowledge in line with the evolving future challenges in aviation.
Assessment and certificates
There is no assessment or coursework with this course. Students will receive a certificate of attendance following successful completion of the module. Please note full attendance is required.
There is no prior knowledge required for this module, other than a general awareness of the aviation industry practices – there is a pre-reading resource list that will help you prepare for the course.
For those students whose first language is not English the following qualification is also required:
- IELTS: 7.0