Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The course gives general understanding about radio science applications in space technology and remote sensing and presents current developments in this field. This course helps student in main and minor subject selection.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 08.09.2020 - 20.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Anne Lähteenmäki, Jaan Praks

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anne Lähteenmäki, Jaan Praks

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course gives an overview on space environment, current trends in space technology, and remote sensing instruments and applications. The following application topics will be covered: environmental disaster assessment from space, climate change monitoring, interplanetary exploration, deep space missions, cosmology and radio astronomy and space research in Finland. During the course several visiting top lecturers from various space research and remote sensing institutes give general lectures about their topic.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Compulsory lectures and seminar presentation. (No examination.)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 14 h (1 x 2 h per week). Independent work: preparation of seminar talk 11 h, preparation for lectures 28 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture handouts and other material.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    S-92.2110 Radio Science for Space and Environmental Applications

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    No prerequisites

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    13 Climate Action


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