"I want to give students a chance to work directly with real satellite data for orbit determination obtained from our own Cubsats: Delfi-C3 and Delfi-n3Xt. My colleagues and I built a working ground station on campus dedicated to this purpose. In the course, students begin to learn to estimate when the satellite will pass over the ground station, plot the satellite's ground track, and analyze signal captured from the satellite."
Bart Root is a lecturer at the Department of Space Engineering, faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. He graduated in aerospace engineering at the Delft University of Technology, with a focus on Satellite Tracking and Earth Observations. He is currently finishing his PhD at the Delft University of Technology With the topic title: "Exploration of lithospheric structure using satellite gravimetry".
Bart Root has built a satellite tracking station at Delft University of Technology, which is able to track and receive satellite radio signals. As principle investigator of the Doppler tracking stations, he is always searching for students that are interested in doing a project at the ground station.
Since 2015, has been lecturing in satellite operations in the new Space Minor of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology. His teachings have a strong aspect in hands-on learning.
At the Education Day 2017, Bart Root was awarded the Innovative Teaching Talent 2017 award.
Lecturer at the Department of Space Engineering, faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology
MSc in Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
BSc in Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology