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SCF-1 Aero/mechanical design Understand spacecraft flight mechanics: Understand the how spacecraft operate in space, including orbital mechanics, attitude dynamics and control, manoeuvring, and stationkeeping, and the role of reaction control systems
SCF-2 Aero/mechanical design; Systems engineering Understand impact of the space environment on spacecraft design: Understand the conditions of the space environment, including the effects of radiation, space debris, atmospheric drag, vacuum, atomic oxygen, and electrostatic charging, and their implications for spacecraft design
SCF-3 Aero/mechanical design Understand launch: Understand the launch process, including the importance of mass budgets and the stresses of G-forces and vibrations
SCF-4 Aero/mechanical design Design components: Design components and assemblies using computer aided design (CAD) software to meet specifications and standards
SCF-5 Aero/mechanical design Run simulations: Write and run simulations using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) software to analyse how components and materials respond to things like stresses, thermal shocks, pressure differentials, radiation, and vibration
SCF-6 Aero/mechanical design Support manufacturing: Work with manufacturing engineers and workshop technicians to ensure that components can be manufactured and assembled easily and reliably
SCF-7 Aero/mechanical design Perform testing: Perform tests on models and finished components and analyse results to calibrate and verify computer simulations
SCF-8 Aero/mechanical design; Electronics design; Systems engineering Produce technical documents: Produce technical drawings, reports, and other documentation to explain designs, document decisions, and record the results of testing
SCF-9 Aero/mechanical design; Electronics design; Maintenance, manufacturing & materials Contribute to technical processes: Contribute to technical reviews such as design, assembly, integration and test readiness, and non-conformance reviews, and process improvement analysis

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