Available Short Courses

VTSS — Vibration Testing of Small Satellites

This new 12-hour course provides a tutorial, practical guidance, examples, and recommendations for testing a small satellite on an electrodynamic shaker.

TenP — Ten Principles for Successful Space Programs

Aimed at managers and leaders, this course addresses the most challenging problem in the space industry: How do we reduce cost and schedule time while also trying to ensure a successful mission?

ESSI — Engineering for Success in the Space Industry

Explores the unique challenges of system development in the space industry and presents an integrated approach for addressing them in a manner that helps ensure not only a successful mission but also reduced total cost. (Closely related to the TenP course.)

SMS — Space Mission Structures: From Concept to Launch

A broad but close view of the structure as a system, covering functions, requirements, environments, verification planning, design, analysis, test, and risk assessment.

STDI — Structural Test Design and Interpretation for Aerospace Programs

Provides a rigorous look at structural testing and its roles in product development and verification for aerospace programs.

DABJ — Design and Analysis of Bolted Joints

A course for design engineers and analysts, with the goal of building understanding of how bolted joints behave, how to design them to be trouble free, and how to assess their capability. Introduces and explores NASA-STD-5020 for threaded fastening systems.

For training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Instar recommends Tech-Training.