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UK company to conduct space electronics courses in Aus

Max Blenkin

UK space engineering and technology company Spacechips will run a pair of training courses in Sydney and Adelaide on space electronics.

UK company to conduct space electronics courses in Aus
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The three-day courses will be held in Sydney from 6-8 April and Adelaide from 15-17 April and are designed to impart understanding of satellite sub-systems and to develop local capability and expertise.

Spacechips said these are suitable for small-satellite design engineers, system integrators, system engineers, project and program managers, procurement staff and others.

“Our training courses are unique and not offered by anyone else in the world. Numbers are limited to give you a personal and interactive education experience, and all attendees receive a personal bound copy of the training notes containing almost 900 slides,” the company said.

“We have taught over 600 space professionals in 12 countries, including 37 companies and six agencies in France, Germany, Holland, India, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, UK and USA.”

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This will be taught by Spacechips chief executive Dr Rajan Bedi, who headed mixed signal space electronics design at Airbus Defence and Space in the UK for 12 years.

During that time he designed the space electronics for telecommunication, Earth observation, navigation and science missions.

The course will cover how to design space electronics right-first-time, to cost and schedule to prevent over-engineering, late delivery and excess spending.

It will also cover differences between all space-grade FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and how to select the most suitable devices for your project.

The course will also cover how to select and use low-cost, commercial-off-the-shelf parts that can be reliably used for space applications.

Dr Bedi will explain how to reduce the size, cost, weight and power consumption of satellite transponders and how to test small-satellite payloads efficiently, cost effectively and get to launch quickly.

He will also explain what parts not to use for your next small satellite.

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