Space Engineering and Spacecraft for Astronauts
The purpose of this training is to provide general knowledge necessary for Japanese astronauts. Basic engineering knowledge needed in spacecraft system training or in actual operation, and summaries of the Space Shuttle, Soyuz, and H-II rocket will be included. Most of the courses will be taught by JAXA personnel, including Japanese astronauts. Personnel from universities or research institutes will teach specific courses.
Training on Russian spacecraft such as Soyuz will be conducted at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Russia. In order to acquire information for setting up this training plan, astronaut Noguchi investigated GCTC in the summer of 1998 and experienced Russian astronaut training.Space Engineering and Spacecraft is composed of the following components: