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Robotic Space Exploration

Robotic Exploration of our Solar System: Flybys, Orbiters, Landers, Rovers, Penetrators & Satellites
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Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 1h 31m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

We are inspired by human space exploration, but these space robots can go places humans could never go – and for longer periods of time. Much of the exploration we’ve accomplished in the solar system is because of our ability to make robots and send them to explore. They travel as speeds humans could not endure, they don’t need water, heat or food and they don’t need to be entertained – they just work. Explore the many different kinds of robot emissaries we’ve sent into the solar system and what unexpected discoveries they’ve made for us.
This Course Includes a Great Bonus Lesson: What on Earth is Astronomy?
Robotic Space Exploration
1. Objective
2. Warm-up activities
3. Glossary of terms
4. Definition and characteristics of robotic exploring
5. Robots in society and popular culture
6. Advantages and disadvantages of space exploration using robotic craft
7. Comparing and contrasting human and robotic spacecraft and exploration
8. The dangers and challenges of manned space flight
9. Why we explore
10. Current robotic missions throughout the Solar System

Types of robotic missions and their applications in the Solar System
11. Multistage rockets
12. The space shuttle

Flyby

13. Fuel savings
14. Chinese Moon observations
15. Studying comets

Orbiters

16. Long-term observations of Mars, including the Reconnaissance Orbiter
17. Deceleration using air breaking and the first law of motion
18. Long-term power from the Sun and power storage
19. Communicating over large distances
20. Cassini orbiter around Saturn

Landers

21. Landing techniques and challenges using rockets, airbags and parachutes
22. Early Venus landings by the Soviet’s Venera
23. Venus Express
24. Early Moon landers: Luna and Ranger
25. Landing on a comet: the Philae lander

Rovers

26. Entry, decent and landing
27. Landers delivering rovers
28. Sojourner and Opportunity rovers on Mars
29. Distance limits, self-maintenance, energy and communication techniques
30. Escaping from the landers after delivery

Penetrators

31. Penetrator form and function
32. Moon penetrator LCROSS looking for water
33. Martian penetrators

Observatories

34. Earth and Sun orbiting craft, including the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer
35. Advantages and disadvantages of observatories orbiting the Sun and Earth

Communication Craft

36. Primary functions
37. Deep-space communication systems and Solar System exploration

Atmospheric Craft

38. Function of atmospheric crafts
39. Atmospheric studies done on Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn’s moon Titan
40. Detailed explanation of Huygens probe on Titan
41. Multiple-category crafts
42. Terrestrial planets

Mercury

43. Brief description of Mercury
44. History of crafts to Mercury, including Mariner series
45. Current crafts studying the planet
46. Future missions to Mercury, including BepiColombo

Venus
47. Brief description of Venus
48. History of crafts to Venus, including Venera and Mariner series
49. Future missions to Venus

Mars
50. Brief description of Mars
51. History of crafts to Mars
52. Communication delays with robots on Mars
53. Current crafts studying the planet and their durations
54. Future missions to Mars
55. Space travel using the “Gravity Assist” method – description of the physics and practical application
56. Crafts leaving the Solar System: Voyager and Pioneer series
57. Test questions
58. Cross-curricular activities

Requirements

• None

You will learn

✓ We are inspired by human space exploration, but these space robots can go places humans could never go – and for longer periods of time. Much of the exploration we’ve accomplished in the solar system is because of our ability to make robots and send them to explore. They travel as speeds humans could not endure, they don’t need water, heat or food and they don’t need to be entertained – they just work. Explore the many different kinds of robot emissaries we’ve sent into the solar system and what unexpected discoveries they’ve made for us.
✓ Definition and characteristics of robotic exploring
✓ Robots in society and popular culture
✓ Advantages and disadvantages of space exploration using robotic craft
✓ Comparing and contrasting human and robotic spacecraft and exploration
✓ The dangers and challenges of manned space flight
✓ Why we explore
✓ Current robotic missions throughout the Solar System
✓ Types of robotic missions and their applications in the Solar System: Multistage rockets The space shuttle
✓ Flyby Robots: Fuel savings, Chinese Moon observations, Studying comets
✓ Orbiting Robots: Long-term observations of Mars, including the Reconnaissance Orbiter, Deceleration using air breaking and the first law of motion, Long-term power from the Sun and power storage, Communicating over large distances, Cassini orbiter around Saturn
✓ Robotic Landers: Landing techniques and challenges using rockets, airbags and parachutes, Early Venus landings by the Soviet’s Venera, Venus Express, Early Moon landers: Luna and Ranger, Landing on a comet: the Philae lander
✓ Robot Rovers: Entry, decent and landing, Landers delivering rovers, Sojourner and Opportunity rovers on Mars, Distance limits, self-maintenance, energy and communication techniques, Escaping from the landers after delivery
✓ Robotic Penetrators: Penetrator form and function, Moon penetrator LCROSS looking for water, Martian penetrators
✓ Robotic Observatories: Earth and Sun orbiting craft, including the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer, Advantages and disadvantages of observatories orbiting the Sun and Earth
✓ Robotic Communication Crafts: Primary functions, Deep-space communication systems and Solar System exploration
✓ Robotic Atmospheric Crafts: Function of atmospheric crafts, Atmospheric studies done on Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn’s moon Titan, Detailed explanation of Huygens probe on Titan, Multiple-category crafts and Terrestrial planets
✓ Robotically Exploring Mercury: Brief description of Mercury History and of crafts to Mercury, including Mariner series Current crafts, studying the planet, Future missions to Mercury, including BepiColombo
✓ Robotically Exploring Venus: Brief description of Venus’ History of crafts to Venus, including Venera and Mariner series, Future missions to Venus
✓ Robotically Exploring Mars: A Brief description of Mars’ History of crafts to Mars, Communication delays with robots on Mars, Current crafts studying the planet and their durations, Future missions to Mars, Space travel using the “Gravity Assist” method – description of the physics and practical application, Crafts leaving the Solar System: Voyager and Pioneer series
✓ Test Questions and Answers
✓ Cross-Curricular Activities

This course is for

• Anyone who loves astronomy and wants to understand Robotic Space Exploration better

How much does the Robotic Space Exploration course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $11.99. And currently there is a 40% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $8 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $12.1 of 47 Astronomy courses. So this course is 1% cheaper than the average Astronomy course on Udemy.

Does the Robotic Space Exploration course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Robotic Space Exploration has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Robotic Space Exploration course, but there is a $8 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $11.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Tony Ceraso a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Tony Ceraso has created 25 courses that got 78 reviews which are generally positive. Tony Ceraso has taught 1171 students and received a 4.2 average review out of 78 reviews. Depending on the information available, Tony Ceraso is a TRUSTED instructor.

More info about the instructor, Tony Ceraso

Astronomy
Tony is the creator of the popular Home School Astronomy curriculum. He has a Master’s Degree in Education and has written astronomy curriculum for NASA and the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC where he helps run the planetarium.
He teaches at Camden County College and has presented astronomy material in hundreds of venues across the United States.

9.7

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Content

Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 1h 31m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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