This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of SS 2020 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2020||SS 2014||WS 2013/4|
MW2155 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Astronaut selection, training and education of astronauts, introduction to manned space transportation systems, living and working in space, space environment and its biomedical effects on the human body and psyche during spaceflight, space science, fundamentals of life support systems, physico-chemical vs. bio-regenerative life support systems, design of orbital and planetary habitats, space stations, preparation and execution of extra-vehicular activities, utilization of local resources (e.g. on the Moon) versus full resupply, mission analysis and planning of manned missions
In the tutorials the contents of the lecture are consolidated using a single example mission throughout and providing a weekly overview of current events in spaceflight in general and human spaceflight in particular.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Human Spaceflight||Grill, L. Kaschubek, D. Walter, U.||
Tue, 14:45–16:15, virtuell
|UE||1||Tutorial Human Spaceflight||Grill, L. Kaschubek, D. Walter, U.||
Tue, 16:30–17:30, virtuell
Learning and Teaching Methods
During the tutorial, the lecture content is consolidated and expanded through a short presentation. Afterwards, the students have to independently solve a problem using the conveyed knowledge. The problems can be either mathematical calculations or conceptual systems designs.
Description of exams and course work
Allowed aids: non-programmable calculator, dictionary for foreign students.
Note in view of the limitations on university operations as a result of the CoViD19 pandemic: If the basic conditions (hygiene, physical distance rules, etc.) for a classroom-based examination cannot be met, the planned form of examination can be changed to a written or oral online examination in accordance with §13a APSO. The decision about this change will be announced as soon as possible, but at least 14 days before the date of the examination by the examiner after consultation with the board of examiners of the respective study program.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.