International Space University
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Walter Peeters, President
1 rue Jean-Dominique Cassini
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1. How to contact us
2. Why do we collect information?
3. How do we obtain the information?
4. How long do we keep your personal information for?
5. Our request to inform us of changes
6. What are your rights?
7. How do we protect your personal information?
1. HOW TO CONTACT US
References to we or us refer to the International Space University (hereinafter abbreviated as ISU).
The International Space University is a private non-profit institution, formally recognized as an institute of higher education in France by the French Ministry of Education (decree MENS0400386A of 27 February 2004). ISU is also recognized as a full member of EURASHE and is in the process of adapting its programs to the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).
International Space University Central Campus
1, rue J.D. Cassini
We are the data controller of any personal information you provide to us. This means that we are responsible for complying with relevant data protection laws.
2. WHY DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION?
We are interested in the following information from you:
- Name, email address, postal address, phone number
- Nationality, date of birth, gender
- Affiliation with ISU (program attended, lectures provided, etc.)
- Professional contact information
All this information is important for us to allow a proper functioning of the ISU network, amongst others (but not limited to):
- Organize events per program
- Advertise our events
- Mail information to you (such as newsletters)
- Compile statistical information for our sponsors
- Inform you on opportunities of interest to your organization
- Inquire about internship opportunities
Exceptional searches will be done in our database for e.g.
- To participate in Award schemes and similar industry activities
- To propose you for nominations
- To tell you about sponsorship opportunities
- To inform you on RFP proposals when looking for partners.
In this case, you will be first contacted before such information will be distributed to third parties.
3. HOW DO WE COLLECT THIS INFORMATION?
We collect this information as follows
- Via your application or other form of request from our side (such as lecturer information)
- Via updates we receive from you (on our request or on your initiative)
- Via updates we receive from third parties (such as class mates or publications)
- From Eventbrite or any other third party ticketing and/or registration platform we may use from time to time
- From Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and any other third party social media channels we may use from time to time.
4. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR?
Evidently we will only keep general data (like year of graduation) for statistical purposes only, but you have the right to ask us for deletion of contact data such as email address permanently.
For specific information on this, please see our contact details in section 1.
5. OUR REQUEST TO INFORM US OF CHANGES
It is both important for yourselves as well for us that personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. This is in particular important for such aspects as
- Cooperation possibilities
- Internship offers
- Nominations for awards
- Accurate statistical data for our sponsors
- Keeping you informed on latest news.
Therefore, we encourage you to keep us informed if your personal information changes during your relationship with us.
6. WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS
Under GDPR you have the right to make certain requests in relation to the personal information that we hold about you. If you wish to exercise these rights at any time please contact us using the details set out in section 1.
You should, however, be aware that in this case a number of opportunities will not be brought anymore to your attention (such as events etc.).
There may be cases where we are not able to comply with your request (such as where this would conflict with our obligation to comply with other regulatory and/or legal requirements). However, if we cannot comply with your request, we will tell you the reason provided we are allowed to do so by law, and we will always respond to any request you make.
Your rights include inter alia:
• The right to access your personal information
You are entitled to a copy of the personal information we hold about you and certain details of how we use it.
• The right to rectification
We take reasonable steps to ensure that information we hold about you is accurate and complete and may regularly contact you for updates. However, you can ask us to amend or update it if you do not believe this is the case.
• The right to delete
You have the right to ask us to delete your personal information in certain circumstances, for example where you withdraw your consent or where the personal information we collected is no longer necessary for the original purpose.
• The right to withdraw consent
We may ask for your consent for certain uses of your personal information (example: aforementioned nominations). Where we do this, you have the right to refuse.
7. HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those third parties who have need to know (e.g. scholarship providers), with the explicit request that they shall only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Details of these measures may be obtained from contacting us using the details at section 1 above.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to.
To protect your information, we use a range of organizational and technical security measures.
Prof. Volker Damann M.D.
Human Performance in Space
Born in 1959 in Schweinfurt, Germany, he started medical school in Marburg, Germany in 1979. After graduation from medical school in 1985, he worked in the University-Radiology department and specialized in nuclear medicine. In 1988, together with two colleagues, he established a private radiology practice, offering imaging services in the domains of conventional radiology, CAT, and nuclear medicine.
Since 1989 he served for 6 years as a space flight surgeon at the German Aerospace Research Center (DLR). During that time, he supported 8 Shuttle and 2 Soyuz/MIR missions in the function of a crew surgeon.
In 1995 he became the Lead Flight Surgeon and in 1998 the Head of the Space Medicine Office at the European Astronaut Center (EAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne, Germany.
In 1996 he became a member of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), the Space Medicine Association, and the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons and served the Space Medicine Branch/Association as member at large in the early 2000th and as its president in the term 2011-2012. He is an AsMA Fellow since 2014 and member of the AsMA Executive Committee and Council. He was the recipient of the Won Chuel Kay Award in 2012. Under his leadership ESA has been presenting in the last years a dedicated panel about European operational and scientific elements of space medicine at the annual AsMA conference.
Building on the acquired operational expertise, a growing team of physicians and biomedical engineers was established and an ESA medical control center in Cologne was implemented. A new unit within the medical office was created that is specifically tasked to look into new ways to bridge the gap between life sciences research and operational space medicine with the goal to improve on-orbit clinical space medicine for future space programs. In close cooperation with King’s college, London, UK, a new Master program “Space Physiology and Health” was developed and enrolled the first students in the term 2010/2011. This program allows providing specialty education for the next generation of space health care providers.
The implementation of new medical technologies, utilization of innovative communication means and application-oriented operational research defines major elements of the European approach to space medicine.
Under his leadership the psychological and medical tests and examinations of a major ESA astronaut selection campaign were conducted in 2008/2009.
Strengthening the role and responsibility of a small Partner within the ISS medical program, while maintaining the cultural identity, was one of his highest priorities. He is convinced that only a strong international partnership will enable mankind to continue space exploration and to expand human knowledge in space medicine.
Dr. Vasilis Zervos
Economics and Space Policy
BA in Economics from the American College of Greece
M.Sc. from the University of Birmingham, UK
Ph.D from the University of York, UK
Dr. Zervos has taught topics in the area of Economics and Business at the University of York from 1996 to 1999 and Nottingham University Business School from 1999 to 2007.
Industrial Economics focused on the Space, Aerospace and Defence Industries, as well as, Economics of Innovation and Foreign Direct Investment. Teaching responsibilities have focused on the economics of the space industry and space agency procurement; also on undergraduate and post-graduate teaching on micro and macro-economics, trans-national enterprises and various business and economics modules. Has supervised numerous MBA, MSc and MA dissertations in various business and economics topics.
Swings and Roundabouts: Acquisitions in the UK, Adjustment Costs and Productivity Changes (with Aoife Hanley), International Journal of Economics and Business (forthcoming).
Whatever Happened to Competition in Space Agency Procurement? The Case of NASA, Journal of Applied Economics (forthcoming).
Space for Savings, Government Opportunities, 2-4, October, 2005.
Novel Approaches to Space Cooperation, International Space Review, 4-5, Issue 11, December, 2005.
The Importance of Co-ordination in National Technology Policy: Evidence from the Galileo Project (with Don Siegel), Prometheus, Vol 23, No 2, June, 2005.
Integrators in Defence: is there a Trade-off Between Gate-Keeping and Innovation?, conference paper, 9th Annual Conference on Economics and Security, June 2005, UWE, Bristol, U.K.
Novel Approaches to Space Cooperation: The Formation of Transatlantic Multi-Public-Private Partnerships, conference paper, the 56th International Astronautical Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, October, 2005. Paper No: IAC-05-E3.2.05.
The Evolution of European and US Aerospace and Defence Markets, Frontiers in Finance and Economics, Vol 2, No 1, December, 2004.
Can Commercial Space Programs End the Post-Cold War Space Race? A Theoretical Model Applied to the Galileo Public Private Partnership, conference paper, the 55th International Astronautical Congress, Vancouver, Canada, October, 2004. Paper No: IAA.5.13.2.03
The Impact of the US Strategic Defence Initiative on the Space Race, Journal of Defence and Peace Economics, Vol 15, Issue 4, August, 2004.
Demand for Space Expenditure and the Space Race between NATO and the USSR: An Econometric Analysis, in Levine, P and Smith, R (eds.), Arms Trade, Security and Conflict, 2003, Routledge, UK.
Strategic Research Partnerships and Economic Performance: Empirical Issues (with Don Siegel), Science and Public Policy, Vol 29, No 5, October 2002.
The Impact of European Co-operation in Space on European Space Efforts: Lessons for the Future, conference paper, the 52nd International Astronautical Congress, Toulouse, France, October, 2001. Paper No: IAA-01-IAA.3.1.06.
International Competition in Lower-Tier Space Firms: Benefits and Policy Guidelines for Europe and the US, conference paper, the 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, October, 2000. Paper No: IAA-00-IAA.3.1.09.
Protectionism in Europe Revisited: The Case for an Integrated European Space Policy, conference paper, the 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, October, 2000. Paper No: IAA-00-IAA.3.1.10.
The Markets for Launching Services and Industrial Space Policies in Europe and the US, conference paper, the 51st International Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, October, 2000. Paper No: IAA-00-IAA.4.1.04.
Novel Approaches on Cooperation of Developing Countries in Space, Journal of Space Policy, 67-68, Vol 15, 1999.
A View to the Future: Trans-Atlantic Space Firms and US-European Industrial Policy Co-ordination, conference paper, the 50th International Astronautical Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October, 1999. Paper No: IAA-99-IAA.3.1.09.
Competitiveness of the European Space Industry, Lessons from Europes Role in NATO. Journal of Space Policy: 39-47, Vol. 14, Issue 1, 1998.
The Impact of Government-Controlled Markets and Output Incentives on the Competition between the US and European Space Industries, conference paper, the 49th International Astronautical Congress, Melbourne, Australia, October, 1998. Paper No. IAA-98-IAA.3.1.04.
The Economics of the European Space Industry: The Impact of the Government Space Market on Structure, Conduct and Performance, in Haskell, G and Rycroft, M (eds.), New Space Markets, 1998, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands.
Academic referee for various Economics Journals in the fields of Industrial Economics, Defense Economics, Applied Economics and Economics of Innovation and Technology Policy.
Prof. Christopher Welch
Astronautics and Space Engineering
BSc (Hons) Physics, Cardiff University
MSc Experimental Space Physics, University of Leicester
PhD Spacecraft Engineering, Cranfield University
Principal Lecturer in Astronautics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Kingston University, London (1993-2011)
Director, Aerospace Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, Kingston University, London (2003-06)
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Technology, Kingston University, London (1990-93)
Senior Lecturer in Space Technology, School of Engineering, Kingston University, London (1988-93)
Doctoral Research Student, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, UK (1995-98)
Research Assistant, Unit for Space Sciences, University of Kent, UK (1982-85)
Research and Teaching Interests
Space propulsion system, orbit mechanics, space exploration
- C Utrilla and C Welch, Development roadmap and business case for a private Mars settlement, New Space, September 2017, Vol 5, No 3: 170-185
P Calla, D Fries, C Welch, Analysis of an asteroid mining architecture utilizing small spacecraft, IAC-17,D1,2,5,x40070, 68th International Astronautical Congress, 25-29 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia
- P Calla, D Fries, C Welch, B Downer, Low-cost asteroid mining using small spacecraft, IAC-17,B4,8,7,x40067, 68th International Astronautical Congress, 25-29 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia
- M Grimard, G Reibaldi, A Kapoglou, I Marboe, C Welch, A Barton, Creating a Moon Village Association, IAC-17,E3,2,1,x40650, 68th International Astronautical Congress, 25-29 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia
- B Downer, R Swinney and C Welch, Innovation and Investment Strategies of Commercial Sector Reusable Launch Vehicles, IAC-17,E6,2,5,x41215, 68th International Astronautical Congress, 25-29 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia
- M Guzman, A Hein and C Welch, Eternal memory: Long-duration storage concepts for space, Acta Astronautica, Volume 130, January-February 2017: 128-136
- P Murzionak, C Welch and G Matloff, THE OCULUS PROJECT: Gravitational Lensing, Earth-Like Exoplanets and Solar Sailing, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 69 (12), 439-449, December 2016
- C Welch, Why Interdisciplinarity?, Chapter 1 in Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects - Designing and Planning Beyond Earth, Springer, June 2016, ISBN 9 783319 192789.
- J Bernard and C Welch, Autonomous geostationary station keeping using electric propulsion, IAC-16, B6.2,x 33477, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- J Burke and C Welch, Converting a retired ISS into a cislunar cycler, IAC-16, D6.3, x35115, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- C Utrilla and C Welch, Development roadmap and business case for a private Mars settlement, IAC-16, E6.1.1, x32029, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- M Oliveira, C Welch and S Zeidler, Strategies to implement a precursor interstellar mission: from mission concepts to financing option, IAC-16, D4.1.10, x32005, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- R Skomorohov, A Hein and C Welch, In-orbit manufacturing: Near-term business cases, IAC-16, E6.1.2, x32472, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- A Soni, M Langer and C Welch, Minimum interstellar precursor mission, IAC-16, C4.6, x32098, 67th International Astronautical Congress, 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.
- S Sherriff, C Welch et al, A Roadmap for Interstellar Travel – The Societal Challenges, Proceedings of the 2015 100-Year Starship Symposium, 29 October - 1 November, Santa Clara, USA.
- J Brandt, B Osborne, C Welch, E Cetin, J Rohde, T Barber, N Tsafnat, Design and drop tower testing of a liquids experiment investigating the chaotic dripping regime in low gravity conditions, IAC-15-A2.3.6, 66th International Astronautical Congress, 12-16 October 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.
- M Guzman, A Hein and C Welch, Eternal memory: Long-duration storage concepts for space, IAC-15-D4.1.3, 66th International Astronautical Congress, 12-16 October 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.
- B Ramos, M Klettke, J-F Rococo and C Welch, Interdisciplinary roadmap for enabling an interstellar worldship mission IAC-15-D4.4.7, 66th International Astronautical Congress, 12-16 October 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.
- M Madsen and C Welch, The Visit – A multidisciplinary film-based enquiry into humanity’s first encounter with intelligent life from space IAC-15-E5.4.3, 66th International Astronautical Congress, 12-16 October 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.
- C Cobbs, C Welch and R Kennedy, Ecological engineering considerations for ISU’s worldship project, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 68 no 3, 81-85, March/April 2015.
- J Brandt, B Osborne, C Welch, E Cetin, J Rohde, T Barber, N Tsafnat, Designing a microgravity fluidics experiment for use on-board the International space station, IAC-14-A2.6.10, 65th International Astronautical Congress, 29 September – 4 October 2014, Toronto, Canada.
- M Hirai, C Welch, A Hein, Autonomous space colony construction, IAC-14-D3.3.14, 66the International Astronautical Congress, 29 September – 4 October 2014, Toronto, Canada.
- A Eilingsfeld, C Welch, F Eilingsfeld, Applying 3d printing to rapid prototyping of space experiment payloads, IAC-14-A2.7.12, 65th International Astronautical Congress, 29 September – 4 October 2014, Toronto, Canada.
- A Alexander, K Long, J Lee, C Welch, Project BAIR: Black hole augmented interstellar ramjet, IAC-14-C4.P.47, 65th International Astronautical Congress, 29 September – 4 October 2014, Toronto, Canada.
- O Doule, B Imhof, W Hoheneder, S Ransom, R Waclavicek, P Kull, A Aabloo, P Weiss, V Taillebot, B Gardette, B, T Gobert, J Gancet, P Letier, G Rodriguez, J Salini, J Nelson, C Welch, P Gajdos, D Sevcik, Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments – Universal Platform for Analog Research, AIAA Space Forum 2014, San Diego, August 4-7, USA.
- N Ben Hayoun and C Welch, The International Space Orchestra – Performative experiential and event-based space public outreach - IAC-13-E1.8.1, 64the International Astronautical Congress, 23-27 September 2013, Beijing,China.
- V La Regina, A Bukley and C Welch, Intercultural education methods and International and Interdisciplinary Concepts, Intercultural Counselling and Education in the Global World Conference, 15-18 April 2013, Verona, Italy.
- R Peldszus, H Dalke, S Pretlove and C Welch, The perfect boring situation – addressing the experience of monotony during deep space missions through habitability design, Acta Astronautica, Vol 94, Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2014, pp262-276..
- M Azriel, A Amrouni-Keiling, J Cappaert, D DeLatte, A Henry, R Kovács, P Platzer, N Wong, C Welch, Weighing geoengineering: an interdisciplinary assessment of the space-based solar shield, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 4(3) pp 103-117.
- A Bukley and C Welch, Exploitation of extraterrestrial resources: mining asteroids, SPACE World Conference, 6-7 November 2012, Berlin, Germany.
- P Platzer, D DeLatte, J Cappaert, N Wong, R Kovacs and C Welch, EC2LIPSE: An interdisciplinary study of space-based geoengineering by solar radiation management using a Sun-Earth L1-located shield, IAC-12-D4.4.6, 63nd International Astronautical Congress, 1-5 October 2012, Naples, Italy.
- W Peeters, A Bukley, G Clements and C Welch, A quarter-century of ‘3IS’ space education – 25 years of the International Space University, IAC-12-E1.8.3, 63nd International Astronautical Congress, 1-5 October 2012, Naples, Italy.
- C Riley and C Welch, International social co-operation in space awareness – Yuri Gagarin, Yuri’s Night and First Orbit, Chapter 7 in International Cooperation for the Development of Space, Aerospace Technology Working Group, August 2012, ISBN 9 781478 186236.
- A Ismail, B Osborne and C Welch, The potential of Aluminium powder as a fuel for space propulsion systems, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 65 (2/3), 61-70, February/March 2012.
- B Osborne and C Welch, Two degree of freedom model of chaotic dripping in reduced gravity, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 65 (2/3), 77-86, February/March 2012.
- B Osborne and C Welch, Short duration reduced gravity drop tower design and development, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 65 (2/3), 71-76, February/March 2012.
- C Welch and B Osborne, KUSPACE: Embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador activities in the undergraduate engineering curriculum, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 65 (2/3), 105-108, February/March 2012.
- C Welch, A Heward, V Southgate and Q Stanley, YuriGagarin50: a UK initiative to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. IAC-11-E1.4.12, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
- R Peldszus, H Dalke, S Pretlove and C Welch, The perfect boring situation- in view of designing onboard countermeasures to monotony and isolation during transfer stages of extended exploration missions, IAC-11-E5.1.5, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
- B Osborne and C Welch, Two degree of freedom model of chaotic dripping in reduced gravity, IAC-11-A2.2.6, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
- C Welch, A Heward, V Southgate and Q Stanley, YuriGagarin50: a UK initiative to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. IAC-11-E1.4.12, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
- A Ismail, B Osborne and C Welch, The potential of Aluminium powder as a fuel for space propulsion systems, IAC-11.D3.2.10, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa
- C Welch and B Osborne, KUSPACE: Embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador activities in the undergraduate engineering curriculum, IAC-11-E1.8.3, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, 3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
- F von ‘t Klooster, A Knutson, A Lasslop, J Leung, B Olberts, T Vu, J Walker, C Welch, S Yi, Asteroid Mining – An Interdisciplinary Study, IAC-10.E5.1.6, 61st International Astronautical Congress, 27 September-1 October 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.
- H Dalke, R Peldszus and C Welch, Science Fiction Film as Design Scenario Exercise for Psychological Habitability: Production Designs 1955-2009, AIAA 2010-6109, Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 2010, Barcelona, Spain.
Professional Society Memberships
• Chartered Scientist
• Chartered Physicist
• Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society
• Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
• Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
• Member of the Institute of Physics
Honours and Awards
• Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Education 2009
• Kingston University Teacher of the Year 2010
• Kingston University Business Fellowship 2009-10
Professional Activities (Aero/Space)
• Institute of Engineering and Technology Aerospace Technical and Professional Network Executive Committee – Member (2011-)
• UK Space Innovation and Growth Strategy – Awareness Workteam Member (2009-10)
• Framework-7-Space – Expert Evaluator for Research Executive Agency (2009-)
• Cranfield University - Visiting Lecturer in Spacecraft Propulsion (2009-10)
• Journal of the British Interplanetary Society – Subject Editor (2009-)
• Institute of Engineering and Technology Satellite Systems and Applications Technical and Professional Network Executive Committee – Member (2008-10)
• National Space Centre: ‘Into Space’ Team Member, (1999-2000), ‘Human Spaceflight’ Team Member (2003-2005)
• National Audit Office Space Policy Enquiry – Expert Panel Member (2003)
• Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education: Subject Specialist Reviewer for Aerospace Engineering (2001)
• Parliamentary Trade and Industry Select Committee Inquiry into UK Space Policy: Specialist Advisor (2000)
• Higher Education Funding Council for England: Subject Specialist Assessor for Aerospace Engineering (1996-98)
• Institute of Mechanical Engineers Aerospace Industries Division – Member (2008-11)
• British Interplanetary Society: Council Member (1994-2000, 2009-)Programme Committee Member (1993-2000, 2009-)
Conferences and symposia organisation
• International Astronautical Congress: International Planning Committee Member (1996-), Session Chair (1997-), Symposium Co-ordinator (2004-), IAC Steering Group Category E Representative (2010-)
• ISU 15th Annual Symposium: The International Space Station: MaximizingThe Return From Extended Operations – Organising team member (2010-)
ISU 14th Annual Symposium: The Public Face of Space - Organising team member (2009-10)
• AIAA/Boeing/IAF Workshop on Workforce Development (Houston October 2002): Member Programme Committee (2001-02)
• Bringing Space Into Education Symposium (Strasbourg April 2000): Member Programme Committee and Workshop Chair (1999-2000)
• UNISPACE 3 (Vienna 1999): Rapporteur for Forum on Space Activity in the 21st Century
• Prospective 2100: Space Group Member (1998-99)
Education, outreach and charities
• YuriGagarin50 – Chair (2009-)
• National Museum of Childhood - Scientist in Residence (2006-07)
• Space Education Trust: Trustee and Chair (2003-)
• The Arts Catalyst: Trustee and Board Member (2002-)
• International Space University: Board of Trustees (2001-04), Affiliate Network Chair (2001-04) Vice Chair (1999-2001), Academic Council (2001-04), Summer Session Program Faculty (2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011), Faculty member (2006-)
• Yuri’s Night – London event organiser (2001- 03)
• Spacelink Learning Foundation: Trustee and Board Member (2001-)
• World Space Week Association: Board Member (2000-) and Executive Committee Member (2001-)
• Space School UK: Executive Committee (1999-2003)
• International Astronautical Federation Space Education and Outreach Committee: Member (1997-), Chair (2003-2006), Vice Chair (2009-)`
• International Astronautical Federation Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space : Member (2008-)
• International Academy of Astronautics Subcommittee on Art and Literature, Member (1996-2000)
• Space Education Council: Chair (1995-2006)
• United Kingdom Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Chair (1993-95)
An organization's best employees are those who constantly seek to learn new skills and continue their professional and personal development throughout their careers. The International Space University (ISU) can provide a creative incentive that organizations can offer to attract and retain their best and brightest people -- a unique, attractive opportunity to prepare for the challenge and complexity of aerospace and related high technology fields.
The International Space University develops the future leaders of the world space community by providing interdisciplinary educational programs to students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment through its 2-month Space Studies Program (SSP) and its 12-month Masters programs.
Participation in an ISU program would represent a major benefit or reward for a talented young professional, while enhancing the effectiveness of the organization itself, because of the wide applicability of ISU's focus on team-building, interdisciplinary and international themes within our highly technological world.
ISU students are trained in diverse disciplines and interact using their personal skills and background. The curriculum covers topics of broad relevance in the current global environment, both technical and non-technical, ranging from engineering, physical sciences, and satellite applications to life sciences, policy, law, management and the humanities.
Complementing the lectures are in-depth workshops in robotics, telecommunications, medicine, astrophysics, and other themes. Professional visits to relevant companies, government facilities, and other organizations round out the ISU experience and enhance the personal contacts developed during enrollment.
ISU's Space Studies Program travels to a new location each year: Beijing, China in 2007, Barcelona, Spain in 2008, the San Francisco Bay area of California (NASA ARC, Moffett Field) in 2009, Strasbourg, France in 2010, Graz, Austria in 2011, Melbourne, Florida in 2012, Strasbourg, France in 2013, Montreal, Canada in 2014, Athens, USA in 2015 and Haifa, Israel in 2016. Its 30th annual SSP session will be hosted in 2017 the Cork Institute of Technology in Cork, Ireland. A typical class involves about 100-120 students from 25-30 different countries.
ISU's Masters degrees (Masters in Space Studies) typically consist of a 9-month residency program at ISU's central campus in Strasbourg, France, followed by a 3-month internship at one of innumerable space-related organizations, facilitated by the global ISU's Network.
The ISU experience provides substantive interdisciplinary knowledge and an intercultural skill set for working with people around the world. ISU's extensive network is increasingly valuable in implementing international space ventures; since its creation in the U.S. in 1987 with Sir Arthur C. Clarke as the Founding Chancellor, ISU has graduated over 4000 students from more than 100 countries.
For more information on these programs, and one week courses geared for professionals at all stages of one's career, visit ISU's website, or contact ISU here.
Ms. Danijela Stupar
Geodetic engineer and future Ph.D researcher in space innovation for future extraterrestrial settlements. Prior to this, Danijela worked at Republic Geodetic Authority of Serbia, maintaining the cadaster land management. She was attached to research and construction of railway and roadway in France. Familiar with ISU since 2012 when she was a Master student and thereupon Teaching Associate. Currently is working as a Lecturer of remote sensing, focusing on GNSS application. Research interest in Earth’s civil engineering technologies applied onto extraterrestrial construction process.
Prof. Gongling Sun
Space System Engineering - Space Policy
Mr. Sun received a bachelor’s degree in mechanics Zhejiang University and a master’s degree in space system engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA). In order to catch the path of his curiosity and career development, he participated different courses or training programs such as international finance and trade from Beijing Open University (Beijing, 1990-1992), human spaceflight project management from Moscow Aviation Institute (Moscow, 1994), space business and management from International Space University (Cleveland Ohio, SSP1998), and visiting scholar of RDV for human spaceflight in Deutsche Aerospace (Bremen, 1998).
Mr. Sun is a professor of Space System Engineering in International Space University (ISU). He joint ISU as a visiting professor and resident faculty in August 2017.
Mr. Sun started his career as a system engineer of launch vehicle design in late 1980’ and followed as project manager of INTELSAT satellite launching service in China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT).
He became a founding member of China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) in 1993 and worked as General Designer Assistant for China Manned Space Program (CMSP) for 8 years, he was in charge of launcher system specification definition, system coordination and interface control among spaceship/launcher/spaceport, and conceptual study for RDV as well.
After the maiden flight of Shenzhou spaceship, he moved to Munich and worked as Managing Director of EurasSpace GmbH, a company of EADS and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) for more than 8 years. The joint-venture company was a primary contractor of many Sino-European space business, and he played an important role in its business development, large project management, project financing and insurance, and export license management.
After a short stay in China, he founded CASC European Office based in Paris, and served as Chief Presentative in the office for 7 years. He was deeply involved in most of the joint programs between China and European in this period, including the satellite launch services for Eutelsat W3C, telecommunication satellite procurements or joint manufacture from/with European satellite manufacturer, and several joint satellite programs with ESA and CNES based on bilateral government agreements.
Mr. Sun is the author of quite a few scholarly papers, presentations, articles and a book contribution.
Dr. Barnaby Osborne
Visiting Professor - Satellite Applications
BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Space Engineering, University of Queensland
PhD Microgravity Physics, University of Queensland
Academic Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia (2012 - Present)
Director, Osborne Kruger Ltd, London, UK (2011 - Present)
Senior Lecturer in Astronautics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Kingston University, London (2007-12)
Testing and Instrumentation Engineer, BMT WBM Pty Ltd, Australia (2006-07)
Doctoral Research Student, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia (2001-08)
Research and Teaching Interests:
Microgravity fluid physics, microgravity experimentation, cubesats, systems engineering, space propulsion
Refereed Full Papers:
1. A. P. R. Edwards, B. P. Osborne, J. M. Stoltzfus, T. Howes and T. A. Steinberg, "Instabilities and drop formation in cylindrical liquid jets in reduced gravity", Physics of Fluids, Oct, 2002.
2. B. P. Osborne, T. Suvorovs, J. De Wit and T. A. Steinberg, "Microanalysis of Quenched and Self-extinguished Aluminium Rods Burned in Oxygen", Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres: Tenth Volume, ASTM STP 1454, T. A. Steinberg, H. D. Beeson, and B. E. Newton, Eds., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003.
3. T. Suvorovs, J. De Wit, B.P. Osborne and T.A. Steinberg, "Investigation of Burning Iron in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres through Microanalysis Techniques", Journal of ASTM International, Apr, 2004.
4. T. Suvorovs, J. De Wit, B.P. Osborne and T.A. Steinberg, "Investigation of Burning Aluminum in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres through Microanalysis Techniques", Journal of ASTM International, Aug, 2004.
5. B. P. Osborne, T. A. Steinberg, “An Experimental Investigation into Liquid Jetting Modes and Break-up Mechanisms Conducted in a New Reduced Gravity Facility”, Microgravity Science and Technology, 2006.
6. B. P. Osborne, V. J. Osborne and M. L. Kruger, “Comparison of sattelitte surveying to traditional surveying methods for the resources industry”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
7. B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “Two degree of freedom model of chaotic dripping in reduced gravity”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
8. A. M. Ismail, B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “The Potential of Aluminium Metal Powder as a Fuel for Space Propulsion Systems”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
9. J. Trunins, A. Curley and B. P. Osborne, “Design of a Mars rover mobility system”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
10. B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “Short duration reduced gravity drop tower design and development”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
11. C.S. Welch and B.P. Osborne, “KUSPACE: Embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador activities in the undergraduate engineering curriculum”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
12. J. S. Arkwright B. P. Osborne and C. Welch, “Development of a desktop hybrid rocket motor for classroom demonstration”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 65, 2012.
13. J. Trunins, B.P Osborne and A. Augousti, “Drive system alignment and calibration of a microgravity drop tower of novel design”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 450 (1) 2013
14. T. H. Nguyen, N. Tsafnat, E. Cetin, B. P. Osborne and T. F. Dixon, “Low-Earth orbit satellite constellation for ADS-B based in-flight aircraft tracking”, Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science, 2014
Refereed Conference Publications:
1. P. Teakle, C.E. Nash, S.A. Johnson and B.P. Osborne, "Solid Fuel Rocket Testing at The University of Queensland", 4th Australian Space Research Conference, 2001.
2. B.P. Osborne, C.L. Pienaar, A.P.R. Edwards, G.J.A. Chiffoleau and T.A. Steinberg, "Reduced Gravity Testing at The University of Queensland and Research Opportunities", 7th Australian Space Development Conference, 2002
3. B.P. Osborne, C.L. Pienaar, C.E. Nash, T. Suvorovs and T.A. Steinberg, "Reduced gravity testing and research at The University of Queensland", 10th Australian International Aerospace Congress, 2003
4. P. Teakle, R.G. Morgan and B.P. Osborne, "Development of a solid fuel rocket at The University of Queensland", 10th Australian International Aerospace Congress, 2003
5. B.P. Osborne, "Short duration reduced gravity drop tower design and development", 59th International Astronautics Congress, 2008
6. B.P. Osborne and C.S. Welch, "Two degree of freedom model of chaotic dripping in reduced gravity", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
7. B.P. Osborne, V.J. Osborne and M.L. Kruger, " Comparison of satellite surveying to traditional surveying methods for the resources industry", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
8. C.S. Welch and B.P. Osborne, “KUSPACE: Embedding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador activities in the undergraduate engineering curriculum", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
9. A.M. Ismail, B.P. Osborne and C.S. Welch, “The potential of aluminium metal powder as a fuel for space propulsion systems", 62nd International Astronautics Congress, 2011
10. O. Al-Khudairi, H. Hadavinia, E. Lewis and B. Osborne, L.S. Bryars, “Determining fracture envelope of laminated FRP composite for application in horizontal axis wind turbine blade", Mechanics of Materials Conference, 2012
11. E. Aboutanios and B.P. Osborne, “Grounding the UNSW masters in satellite systems engineering - the role of cubesats", 65th International Astronautics Congress, 2014
12. T. Nguyen, E. Cetin, B.P. Osborne, N. Tsafnat and T. Dixon, “Space Based ADS-B via a Low-Earth Orbit CubeSat Constellation", 65th International Astronautics Congress, 2014
13. J. Brandt, B.P. Osborne, C. Welch, E. Cetin, N. Tsafnat and T. Barber, “Designing a Microgravity Fluidics Experiment for use on-board the International Space Station", 65th International Astronautics Congress, 2014
1. B.P. Osborne and E. Aboutanios, "Warrawal: A new masters program in satellite systems engineering", 12th Australian Space Science Conference, 2012
2. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanious, A. Dempster, E. Cetin, G. Heiser, E. Glennon, “UNSW QB50 CubeSat Design: Experiments in radiation tolerance critical systems, GNSS remote observation and 3-D printed satellite structures.”, 5th European CubeSat Symposium, 2013
3. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanious, A. Dempster and E. Glennon, “GPS Remote sensing with a 2U QB50 CubeSat”, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference, 2013
4. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanious, A. Dempster and G. Heiser, “Overview of the UNSW QB50 CubeSat - Educational CubeSat 0 (EC0)”, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference, 2013
5. L. Qaio, M. Zhang, B.P. Osborne and A. Dempster, “Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) of UNSW QB50 project “UNSW EC0”” 13th Australian Space Science Conference 2013
6. E. Aboutanios and B.P. Osborne, “A masters program in satellite systems engineering” 13th Australian Space Science Conference 2013
7. B.P. Osborne, J. Kepple, N. Tsafnat, E. Aboutanios and A. Dempster, “Design of a space compatible 3d printed satellite structure” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
8. B.P. Osborne, E. Aboutanios and A. Dempster, “Impact of the Australian space hardware regulatory requirements on small satellite missions” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
9. J. Brandt, B.P. Osborne, N. Tsafnat, and T. Barber, “The Breakup of Liquid Jets in Reduced Gravity Conditions” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
10. L. Qiao, B.P. Osborne, and A. Dempster, “Design and simulation of attitude determination of UNSW ECO CubeSat using EKF” 14th Australian Space Science Conference 2014
1. O. Al-Khudairi, H. Hadavinia, E. Lewis, B. Osborne and L.S. Bryars, “ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS: Chapter 12 Building Delamination Fracture Envelope under Mode I/Mode II Loading for FRP Composite Materials”, Wiley, 2014
1. B.P. Osborne, A.P.R. Edwards, C.L. Pienaar and T.A. Steinberg, "The University of Queensland Reduced Gravity Facility 2 Second Drop Tower", Mathematics and Science Conference (Poster Presentation), 2002
2. JI Kepple, BP Osborne, N Tsafnat, E. Aboutanios and A Dempster, “Rapid Manufactured Thermoplastic Satellite Structure for QB50 Mission”, The 16th Israel Materials Engineering Conference (Poster Presentation), 2014
3. JI Kepple, N Tsafnat and BP Osborne, “Analysis of Failure through Fracture of the 'Liberator' Rapid Prototyped Gun”, The 16th Israel Materials Engineering Conference (Poster Presentation), 2014
4. B. P. Osborne, A. Dempster and E. Aboutanios. “Investing in space: what the UK Space Agency can teach Australia”, The Conversation, 23rd July 2014.
• Member of DeltaV, Space business accelerator for Australia
Professional Society Memberships
• Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
Dr. Tejumola Taiwo Raphael
BEng Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
PgD Satellite Communication, ARCSSTE-E, Nigeria
MEng Space Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
PhD Space Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Space Systems Engineering, Space Environment, Spacecraft Testing and Verification, Space Applications
Principal Engineer, National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria
Project Manager and Lead Systems Engineer, BIRDS Satellite Project
Payload Engineer, (Plasma Measurement System) HORYU-IV satellite
1. Taiwo R. TEJUMOLA, Atomu TANAKA, Arifur KHAN, HORYU-IV Project Team, Mengu CHO, “Development of Low Cost Double Probe Plasma Measurement System for a Lean Satellite HORYU-IV”. Trans JSASS Aerospace Tech. Japan Vol. 14 No. Ists30 pp. Pr_39-Pr_46 (2016) doi:10.2322/tastj.14.pr_39
2. Taiwo Raphael Tejumola, Guillermo Wenceslao Zarate Segura, Sangkyun Kim, Arifur Khan, Mengu Cho “Validation of Double Langmuir Probe in-Orbit Performance onboard a Nano-Satellite” Acta-Astronautica Vol. 144 (2018) 388-396
1. Taiwo R. TEJUMOLA, Atomu TANAKA, Arifur KHAN, Mengu CHO “Development of Plasma Measurement System for Nano-Satellite” Asia Oceania Geosciences Conference; Hokkaido, Japan. July, 2014. (Conference paper and presentation).
2. Taiwo R. TEJUMOLA, Atomu TANAKA, Arifur KHAN, HORYU-IV Project Team, Mengu CHO “Development of Double Probe Plasma Measurement System with Novel Probe Contamination Cleaning Technique for Nano-Satellite; 58th Space Science and Technology Conference, Nagasaki, Japan, November, 2014 (Conference paper and presentation).
3. Taiwo Raphael TEJUMOLA, BIRDS Project Members, BIRDS Partners, Mengu CHO, “Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds: Developing Nations Testbed for Space Technology towards Sustainable Space Program ”, 7th Nano-Satellite Symposium, Kamchia, Varna, Bulgaria. October 2016. (Conference paper and presentation).
4. Taiwo Raphael Tejumola, George Maeda, Mengu Cho “Lean Satellite Project as a Sustainable Model for Developing Countries Space Program” International Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization, Tokyo. Japan. January 2017 (Presentation)
5. Taiwo Raphael TEJUMOLA, BIRDS Project Members, BIRDS Partners, George Maeda, Sangkyum Kim, Hirokazu Masui, Mengu CHO “Overview of Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds Satellite Project” 8th Nano-Satellite Symposium, Matsumaya-Ehime, Japan, June 2017. (Conference paper and presentation).
6. Taiwo Raphael Tejumola, George Maeda, Mengu Cho “Changing the Paradigm of Developing Countries Space Program: Lean Satellite Project as a Pragmatic Option” 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Adelaide, Australia, September 2017. (Conference paper and presentation).
7. TEJUMOLA Taiwo Raphael, BIRDS Project Team Members, Sangkyum Kim, George Maeda, Hirokazu Masui, Mengu Cho “BIRDS Satellite Project: 2017 AIRBUS GEDC Diversity Award Finalist” Global Engineering Dean Council Conference, Niagara, Ontario, Canada, October 2017. (Presentation)
8. Taiwo Raphael TEJUMOLA, BIRDS Project Members, George Maeda, Sangkyun Kim, Hirokazu Masui, Mengu Cho “BIRDS Satellite Project as a Model for Capacity Building and International Cooperation towards Sustainable Space Program in Africa” UN/South Africa Symposium on Basic Space Technology, Stellenbosch, South Africa, December 2017. (Presentation)
9. Taiwo Raphael Tejumola, Guillermo Wenceslao Zarate Segura, Sangkyun Kim, Arifur Khan, Mengu Cho “Mission Report of Double Langmuir Probe Validation of Double Langmuir Probe in-Orbit Performance onboard HORYU-IV Satellite” 15th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference, Kobe, Japan June 2018,
2017 Global Engineering Dean Council, Airbus Diversity Award in Engineering.