ISU Space Studies Program SSP17 – Chair Announcement

This year again a large number of faculty applied to be a chair of either the core lectures, departments or team projects, all of which compose the two-month Space Studies Program (SSP).

After confirmation from ISU’s academic council on the selection of the chairs for SSP17, Dr. Omar Hatamleh, SSP17 director states:

"The SSP17 chairs have been selected! We are happy to have a great diverse team of chairs with solid experience for the next Space Studies Program. The Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) will next year host the 30th Space Studies Program run by the International Space University. During the program, hundreds of space exploration experts will share their knowledge with participants drawn from around the world."

Congratulations to the SSP17 chairs, co-chairs and associate chairs!

Core Lectures:

Chris Welch- England (Co-Chair)
Geoff Steeves- Canada (Co-Chair)
Niamh Shaw-Ireland (Associate Chair)


Space Applications APP
Su-Yin Tan-Canada (Chair)

Space Engineering ENG
Dennis Irwin- USA (Chair)

Human Performance in Space HPS
Ana Diaz Artiles-Spain (Chair)

Space Humanities HUM
Ruth McAvinia-Ireland (Chair)

Space Management and Business MGB
Remco Timmermans- Netherlands (Co-Chair)
Daniel Rockberger- Israel (Co-Chair)

Space Sciences SCI
Eric Dahlstrom- USA (Chair)

Space Policy, Economics & Law Department PEL
Ray Williamson- USA (Chair)
Timiebi Aganaba- Nigeria (Associate Chair)

Team Projects:

Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystem for Space
Gary Martin-USA (Co-Chair)
Norah Patten-Ireland (Co-Chair)

ISS Conversion into an Earth-Moon-Earth Cycler
Dan Glover-USA (Chair)
Jan Walter Schroeder-Germany (Associate Chair)

A Roadmap for Building a Strong National Space Industry
Ed Chester-England (Co-Chair)
Rob Hill-Ireland (Co-Chair)

The Space Studies Program (SSP), an intense two-month professional development course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines, is a unique educational experience. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical and ranges from policy and law, business and management and humanities to life sciences, engineering, physical sciences and space applications.

SSP17, the 30th Space Studies Program session will be hosted by the Cork Institute of Technology, Cork in Ireland from 26 June to 25 August 2017.

Further information: click HERE.
Applications online: click HERE.