ISU Master of Space Studies 2018 Life Support Systems Elective

As part of the ISU Master of Space Studies (MSS) program, students are following elective lectures where they have the opportunity to study two specific topics in details. During the first elective week, several students chose the lectures on Life Support Systems (LSS).

Read more
ISU MSS 2018 Astrobiology Elective: From insects to galaxies

Astrobiology, which concerns life in the universe, is a truly interdisciplinary field of investigation and is always well-appreciated in the International Space University (ISU) curricula.  The recent MSS 2018 “Astrobiology Elective” (April 30 to May 11) was no exception”, said ISU Prof. Hugh Hill, leader of this Elective.   

Read more
SPIRE CEO Peter Platzer MSS12 shares his experience with MSS18

Each academic year, ISU invites a number of its alumni with New Space experience to contribute to the MSS entrepreneurship elective. This year, the MSS18 class had the privilege of a visit from MSS12 alumnus and Spire CEO Peter Platzer.

Read more

Our Programs


Master of Space Studies

Designed for students looking for the competitive edge that will help them obtain a career in the space sector, professionals interested in making a career move into or within the space sector, and researchers wishing to broaden their knowledge or make the move from academic life into the space industry.

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.

Southern Hemisphere Program

Intensive five week, live-in experience built around an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary educational philosophy for which ISU is renowned. The program provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the key activities and areas of knowledge required by today’s space professions.

Executive Space Course

Provides an overview of space-related subjects for professionals of diverse backgrounds, including marketing, finance, law & contracts management. Professionals leave with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to communicate more effectively with their technical colleagues.

Apply Online

Click on the icon to apply online!

Donate

You can change a life! Your support will help ISU to keep training the best and brightest students!

Library

The ISU Library is a place devoted to gather multidisciplinary information about the space sector.

Job Center

Information about employment opportunities with ISU & with other space-related organizations.

Connect 2 ISU

Connect2ISU is an Alumni Directory with an easy search of ISU alumni

ISU Shop

ISU is pleased to present a selection of goodies available for purchase.

Carol Lo - MSS00


ZeroGExperimentThe MSS course provided me with a good foundation on many subjects to do with Space.

Although I had some work experience prior to attending ISU, the team working opportunities, and the rare chances to talk to some of the big names (astronauts, cosmonauts, senior figures from NASA, ESA, and companies etc) while I was at ISU expanded my horizons quite beyond my expectations.

The part of the MSS programme I cherished most was my 3-month placement at JPL - it was a dream-experience for me, and I am grateful that ISU gave me all the support I needed to get there. I learnt a great deal and enjoyed being part of a small team of engineers there, working on an avionics design tool - the experience confirmed to me that I wanted to develop my career in the Space industry.

After graduating from ISU, I was offered a job by Astrium, working on Telecommunications Payloads in Portsmouth, England. I worked there until May 2003, gaining valuable hands-on experience, both with the technical aspects of large commercial satellites, and also with customer- and supplier-facing situations.


I am now Payload Systems Engineering Manager at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, responsible for the technical aspects of the Galileo System Test Bed (GSTB-V2) payload on a system level - GSTB-V2 will be the first satellite launched for the European navigation programme GALILEO, and will be used to test the new technologies designed for the GALILEO constellation.
It is a challenging job, and I certainly would not have managed without my experiences from ISU and from Astrium.

WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY


"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 -

OUR SPONSORS

esaNASAcnes
 lockheedCASCISRO

MORE SPONSORS