The International Space University’s (ISU) Board of Trustees met virtually on 16 April 2020 and considered the high uncertainty of international travel for this summer and ISU’s wish to remain an inclusive university for participants and faculty from all countries.
The Board concluded that the Space Studies Program SSP20 could unfortunately not be held in residential mode this year, and decided by unanimity to postpone it to next year and have a larger class of SSP21 in Granada, Spain.
The Board also decided that ISU will offer this summer an online Interactive Space Program (ISP), a 5-week full-time professional development opportunity for university graduates from any discipline and for professionals with any background wanting to pursue a career in the Space sector.
ISP 2020 will run from Monday 20 July through Friday 21 August 2020. It will be conducted in English and follow the international, interdisciplinary and intercultural learning methodology for which ISU is well known. ISP will prepare participants (“the crew”) well for the challenges of producing quality work in a distributed environment such as teams on the Earth, orbit, Moon, Mars and interplanetary space.
The ISP includes a Team Mission to study how satellite applications can help prevent, monitor and mitigate a major challenge to humanity such as a pandemic, or contribute to reaching one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will have access to experts from academia, space agencies and industry from all over the world during highly interactive seminars and mentorship sessions.
ISP will prepare participants wanting to enter one of the face-to-face ISU programs such as the Master of Space Studies (MSS), the Space Studies Programs (SSP and SHSSP) or the Commercial Space Program (CSP). The program is also a refresher for ISU alumni seeking an update on the latest developments in the international Space arena and wanting to enlarge their network of professional contacts.
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