Space environment

The Sun, as the driver of the space environment and weather:
Introduction to the Sun and its basic structure, Solar radiation, Solar Dynamo-produced Magnetic Fields, Solar cycle and activity, Sunspots, Solar Prominences and eruptive Filaments, Solar Jets, Solar flares, Coronal Holes, Heating of the Solar Corona, Coronal mass ejections, The Solar Wind, The Heliospheric Current Sheet, The Solar Sector Structure, The Heliosphere, Heliopause and Termination Shock, Solar Missions.
The Terrestrial Magnetosphere:
Particle drifts, Basic Theory of Geomagnetic activity, the Northern/Southern Lights, Sensitivity to Solar Disturbances, Van Allen Radiation belts, Ring Current, The lonosphere-Thermosphere, The Earth’s Magnetic Field, Geomagnetic Indices, Magnetic storms/substorms, Effects on Satellite Health and Radio Communications, Magnetospheric Missions, Other Planetary Magnetospheres.
Solar-terrestrial relations/interactions:
Possible Long-Term Climatic Trends, Rainfall, Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure, Storm Tracks, Ozone Correlation, Possible Short-Term Meteorological Trends, Pressure and Winds, Lightning, Storm Systems, Ozone Responses.
Space Weather Concept and Space Weather Hazards:
Cosmic rays, Solar energetic particles, Space Situational Awareness, Space Surveillance and Tracking, Societal Impacts, Space Debris, Near Earth Objects, Astronaut Health, Damage to Spacecraft Components, Disruptions to ground-based Power and Communications, Geomagnetically Induced Currents.
Orbital Dynamics & Spacecraft Subsystems:
Gravitational field, Rockets and Propulsion, Orbital Mechanics, Spacecraft orbits: Low Earth Orbit, Polar orbits, Geosynchronous orbits, Spacecrafts and ground systems, Attitude
Control, Communication and Power, Thermal and Life Support, Structures and Mechanisms, Atmospheric Drag, Surface Charging Anomalies, Deep Dielectric Charging Anomalies, Interplanetary Shocks, Magnetopause Crossings, Space Mission Design.