Space Shuttle Course

Learn About Orbiters, The Atmosphere, and Astrodynamics 

Learn all about the Space Shuttle in this course. This course goes into detail on many of the shuttle’s subsystems (rocket engines, thermal protection, aerodynamics, environmental control, and life support) and explains how the Shuttle was operated (launch, mission control, payloads, etc.).

Students will get a good perspective on the complexities of Shuttle development and its operations. This course also explores orbital mechanics or astrodynamics that concerns the motion of rockets and other spacecraft.

Level - Intermediate

Course prerequisite: Intro To Aviation (Optional)

Approx. 3 months to complete


Verified Certificate

Certificate presented by Dubai Astronomy Group

Price - AED 1000

Course Outline


  • Introduction
  • Orbiter Specification & Parts
  • Earth Atmosphere
  • Space Weathering
  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Orbiter 2016 Simulator Features
  • RMS Manipulation and Grappling
  • Deorbit Burn
  • Space Stations

Course Assessment



Completing a Mission

Meet your instructor

Mr. Ali Hamadeh

Development Manager

He’s an expert in the field of Aeronautics. Development Manager at Al Thuraya Astronomy Center. Passionate and educated in the fields of Astronomy, Space Flight, and Meteorites.

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