Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program blasts off at UniSA

The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) officially opened at the University of South Australia on 14 January 2019, bringing together 45 participants from 13 countries. Now in its 8th year, the prestigious program is conducted by UniSA in partnership with ISU.

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ISU and UniSA Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program - Follow Us

We are excited to announce that the International Space University will be continuing the traditional Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program blog!

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ISU Representatives Awarded World Famous Legion of Honor

France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, or "Legion d'Honneur", was recently awarded to two representatives of ISU for their outstanding and many years of service:

  • Alain Wagner, MSS98 and ISU Trustee
  • Walter Peeters, President Emeritus of ISU
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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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Airbus Defence and Space Germany welcomes ISU MSS17 class

Siddharth Kumar Narendra Shihora, an ISU MSS17 participant, reports on a recent professional visit of the class to Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany.

airbus2016“Our Space journey within the Airbus Defence and Space visit began with a lecture on the Rosetta Probe by the EX-Rosetta Project Manager, where we further learned about the interdisciplinary nature of the space industry and how it plays a key role in achieving a successful mission.

The next destination of our journey was a lecture by the Systems Engineer of BepiColombo, the 1st European mission to Mercury. In this lecture, we were provided with high levels of technical details of the mission and the challenges that persist with getting to mercury.

The last leg of our intellectual journey was highly exciting, it fostered the desire of sustainability in space and getting back to the moon with the desire to set up a sustainable colony utilising in-situ resources.

Being feet’s away from satellites that are bound to go to space, aroused the ’WOW’ feeling of how close we (MSS17 Group) were to space during the Airbus Defence & Space visit.

The visit further strengthened our motivation of being a part of the vast space industry, with the clean room of Airbus Defence and Space being an important tool of motivation.

The opportunity to network with ISU Alumni now working in various technical and non-technical departments was also one of the highlights of this visit.”


"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."

Mart Vihmand - SSP11&MSS13 -