Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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: 14.09.2021 - 26.10.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Compulsory lectures and seminar presentation. (No examination.)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture handouts and other material.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Suitable for everybody interested in space technology.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.