ISU Central Campus Cosmodrome for MSS17 Rocket Launch

“Pyat’, Tchityri, Tri, Dva, Adin, Pusk“ set the scene for ISU’s Master of Space Studies (MSS17) rocket launch! This ninth edition is dedicated to Prof. Nikolay Tolyarenko, former faculty and MSS Director.

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ISU Space Studies Program 2017 in Cork Ireland from 26 June to 25 August 2017

The 30th edition of the International Space University’s Space Studies Program, SSP17, will be hosted by the Cork Institute of Technology in Cork (CIT), Ireland from 26 June – 25 August 2017.

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Changes in the composition of ISU’s Academic Council

As the term of a number of Academic Council (AC) members of the International Space University (ISU) expired, a new election was organized. Under the leadership of the present AC Chairperson, Su-Yin Tan, the procedure was streamlined, which strongly improved the flow of the process.

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Space Studies Program

Two-month course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical. The shared experience of an international, interactive working environment is an ideal networking forum leading to the creation of an extensive, international, multidisciplinary professional network.

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The Via Satellite 2014 Excellence Award for the University Space Program of the Year was awarded to the International Space University (ISU) for the Space Studies Program (SSP).

The award was accepted by ISU’s North American vice-president Steve Brody during the prestigious Satellite 2015 conference, Via Satellite Awards Breakfast. From the Award presentation:  

“ISU is the space industry’s largest university with over 4,000 graduates from its many programs working daily in satellite, human space flight, new space and beyond. Many of ISU’s graduates are now the CEO, C Level thought leaders of our industry. ISU’s Space Studies Program is at the core of its offerings.”  

Via Satellite’s 2014 Excellence Awards salute the companies, technologies, campaigns and innovative people who’ve helped shape the success of the global satellite industry. They showcase the most outstanding people and technologies in the satellite industry and set a benchmark for what can be accomplished in this storied marketplace.

Winners of 2014 Excellence Awards are selected by the Excellence Awards committee, made up of editors and other members of the Satellite Executive of the Year Committee.

The SSP is an intense nine-week program which offers the participants a unique and comprehensive professional development experience covering all aspects of space programs and enterprises. Disciplines highlighted include space physical sciences; space engineering; space policy, economics and law; space management and business; space and the humanities; space applications; and human performance in space. This program targets young and seasoned professionals from all disciplines as well as post-graduate university students. The program features core lectures, departmental activities, and team projects that allow participants to produce new perspectives on current space topics by combining their international, interdisciplinary and intercultural backgrounds. Every summer, the SSP takes place in a different location around the world. Recent sessions have convened in Graz (Austria), Melbourne (Florida, USA), Strasbourg (France), and Montreal (Canada).

“This is truly excellent news!  It is great for ISU to get the recognition that it deserves.  The SSP teams that have worked over the years have all contributed to creating and delivering a quality experience that changes people's lives” comments Gary Martin, Director Partnerships Directorate, NASA Ames Research Center and former SSP director.

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"My life can be clearly divided between before and after ISU. ISU was a breaking point that created a world of possibilities in front of me."

Carmen Felix - MSS10 -

"Attending ISU has been, for me, the ultimate eye-opening experience. Attending the Master of Space Studies allowed me to pursue my personal interests with a limit determined only by my imagination."

Diego Urbina - MSS09 -

"My space flight was the changing point in my whole life. Since my background was mechanical engineering, I did not know much about space, which led me to the International Space University."

Soyeon Yi - SSP09 -

"ISU is broadening the global space community and connecting New Space countries to old and mighty ones."

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