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SYSE 580A4 - Space Mission Analysis and Design

  • 3 credits
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Appropriate for engineers, scientists, and technical managers designing or evolving the best mission possible with a limited set of resources including limited time. Designed for both students and professionals in space systems-related fields including defense, commercial, civil and exploration.


MATH 340 or MATH 345

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Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Space Mission Analysis and Design (Space Technology Library, 8), 3rd Ed. (1999)
    Wertz and Larson

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


James M. Adams
James M. Adams

Dr. Adams has over 20 years of systems engineering experience in Department of Defense satellite and aircraft systems, and from industry-leading, in-process, diameter and thickness gauging systems. He is a Systems Engineer with Lockheed Martin Corporation working in the Boulder facility on the ground segment of the Space Based Infra-Red Satellite (SBIRS) and the Next Generation Geosynchronous (NGG) satellite systems, as well as the Advanced Programs in Data Exploitation (Apex) team. Dr Adams also teaches Risk and Opportunity management and Systems Thinking workshops for the Lockheed Martin Space company. Dr Adams has a diverse set of systems engineering experiences including as the customer for major satellite systems components, as the manager of a systems engineering team constrained by cost and schedule, as the chief engineer for a major segment supplier, and as the global, in-field, sales and engineering representative of niche measurement systems bringing together diverse customer needs into consolidated product requirements.
Dr Adams is a member of IEEE, INCOSE, and a lifetime member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society, the Air Force Association, the American Legion and the Handyman Club of America.