ISU MSS18 Internship stories:  Josh Lalonde reports from KARI, South Korea

“On my first day at the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), I met my supervisors Ms. Chung Soyoung from the Space Policy team and Dr. Ju Gwangheok from the Lunar Exploration team. It was determined that I would work on lunar exploration…

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Airbus Defence and Space Demonstrating Its Commitment to ISU SSP18

All summer long - AIRBUS - the Space Studies Program SSP18 alliance partner, represented by amongst others, SSP07 Lex Meijer, demonstrated its commitments to education and today’s talent by contributing to the International Space University (ISU) and the participants of SSP18 through various ways.

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ISU Alum M Potter and K Chawla Project Announce New ISU Scholars

The Kalpana Chawla Project for Innovation, Entrepreneurism and Space Studies at the International Space University (ISU) has been established to honor the Indian-American Astronaut Dr. Kalpana Chawla. The scholarship project is focused on developing strong technical and leadership qualities with talented Indian women.

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Mads Jacob Kalisz Hedegaard, ISU MSS2016 - ESTEC


“As part of the Master of Space Studies at the International Space University, I am currently an internee at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), European Space Agency (ESA), in Netherlands.

Here I am working in the Electric Propulsion Section of the Propulsion & Aerothermodynamics Division, under the supervision of Eduard Bosch Borràs, ESA Propulsion Laboratory Infrastructure and Quality Manager, and José González del Amo, Head of the Electric Propulsion Section.

In the Electric Propulsion Section, I am part of the ESA Propulsion Laboratory (EPL) which is an operational facility providing a test service in the field of spacecraft propulsion.
I have, among other things, participated in a verification test of an electric thruster, which we demonstrated in front of the ESA Astronauts, to evaluate the possibilities of the astronauts getting more hands-on experience with electric propulsion.

Apart from my work in the testing facility, I have undertaken an individual study of a possible post-ISS space infrastructure with an emphasis on the mission analysis for all-electric space tugs, e.g. transferring cargo between Earth and the Moon. I have likewise been working in a team to evaluate the future market for electric propulsion and the possible up-and-coming trends.”

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