“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.
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.
On 1 September 2016 ISU’s Space Studies Program, SSP16, was successfully closed at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa. SSP16 director John Connolly received the traditional SSP poster signed by all the participants at this occasion.
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.
Under impulse of ISU alumni Erika Wagner (SSP01) and Ofer Lapid (SSP08), the International Space University organizes a one-week session in Seattle, at the Museum of Flight.
As it is now a tradition, a combined ceremony took place at the International Space University (ISU) Central Campus on 8 September 2016. A majority of the Master of Space Studies Program, MSS16 class graduated (two cum laude). A number of students are still completing their internships and will graduate in December 2016.
Today, 1st September 2016, we were informed that Lin Burke, the spouse of ISU friend Dr. Jim Burke, passed away after a long period of illness, in their house.
The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is a Lockheed Martin built spacecraft intended to carry a crew of four astronauts to deep space destinations such as the far side of the Moon, asteroids and eventually Mars, and return them safely back to Earth.
Using a high-altitude balloon, the SSP16 participants managed to launch a quadcopter drone at an amazing altitude of 27.3 km, with several ISU payloads onboard. The drone was recovered after one week in the ocean, off the coast of Haifa, Israel where this year’s SSP is taking place.
“Bienvenue à l’Université Internationale de l’Espace, Mr le Premier Ministre”, asserted Prof W. Peeters, President of the International Space University (ISU) with Prof. Welch, the MSS Program Director and Prof. Favier, the ISU Research Program Director, as the French Prime Minister, Mr M. Valls stepped into ISU’s Pioneers’ Hall.
"I am currently undergoing my internship as part of ISU’s Master of Space Studies Program (MSS16) at NIGCOMSAT Ltd Abuja, Nigeria. My internship topic is: The Future of Communication Satellites for Broadband Services in Africa: A Case for Nigcomsat Limited.