Get knowledge and understanding on basic aspects of the space science, space missions, and how the design and operation of the space missions are linked to the requirements comming from the onboard scientifuc instruments. The course includes a short introductions to astrophysics, covering galaxies, stars, planets and their geology, comets, asteroids, astrobiology, and cosmological models. Special emphasis is made to the variables that we can measure and the instruments that are used for that purpose and their requirements. Practical knowledge on scientific missions will be acquired thanks to the talks delivered by invited experts. Students will acquire competences on the use of software to extract information from telescopes images, and the modelling of relativistics effects and cosmological models.