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ISU Space Studies Program SSP22 – Chairs

June 10, 2022
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The International Space University (ISU) is very excited to be hosted by Portugal Space and the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) Taguspark Campus in Oeiras, Portugal, from 27 June to 26 August 2022 to offer its intensive, multidisciplinary, intercultural, and international two-months in-residence Space Studies Program (SSP). This year again many ISU faculty applied to be a chair of either the core lectures, departments, or team projects, all of which compose ISU’s two-month SSP.

After confirmation from ISU’s Academic Council on the selection of the SSP22 chairs in November 2021, Mr Göktuğ Karacalioglu, SSP22 Director states:
“We are happy to announce the academic leadership team for SSP22.  This team is composed of 31 esteemed ISU faculty members representing 13 countries. They have been working hard for the last seven months to design a very rich, exciting, and dynamic curriculum and thanks to their effort we have a very interdisciplinary, intercultural and international program, in line with the latest trends of the space sector. All our Chairs will soon be travelling to Portugal to meet and welcome the SSP22 participants.”

Core Lectures Chairs

James Green – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Niamh Shaw – Dream Big Ltd  

Michael Simpson – Ten to the Ninth Plus Foundation, Secure World Foundation, International Institute of Space Commerce, former president International Space University

Department Chairs

Space Applications (APP)

Su-Yin Tan – Waterloo University

Taiwo Tejumola – International Space University (ISU)

Space Engineering (ENG)

Joseph Pellegrino  – Lockheed Martin

Todd Mosher – Blue Origin

Human Performance in Space (HPS)

Virginia Wotring – International Space University (ISU)

Heather Allaway – Louisiana State University

Space Humanities (HUM)

Kerrie Dougherty – Endeavour Consulting

Ruth McAvinia – ETG Europe/ESA

Hugo Simoes – European Space Agency (ESA)          

Space Management and Bussiness (MBG)

Daniel Rockberger – NSLComm

Jim Rymarcsuk – The White House   

Space Policy, Economics, and Law (PEL)

Nicolas Peter –  International Space University (ISU)

Catherine Doldirina – D-Orbit

Space Sciences (SCI)

Hugh Hill – International Space University  (ISU)

Scott Ritter – German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Team Projects Chairs:

TP1: Space for Non-Space

Gary Martin – retired NASA

Carolina Sa – Portugal Space Agency (PT Space)

Raphael Roettgen – E2MC Ventures 

TP2: Space-Ocean-Climate Interactions

Jan Walter Schroeder – Digilab & Development

Kyoichi Arakane – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Joao Jesus – University of Lisbon

TP3: Microgravity Business – Space R&D for the Benefit of People

Veronica La Regina –  Nanoracks Europe

Justin Karl – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Joan Alabart –  Portugal Space (PT Space)

TP4: Cooperation on the Use of the Chinese Space Station

Gongling Sun – International Space University (ISU)  

Yang Yang – Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization, Chinese Academy of Sciences(CSU,CAS)

TP5: New Methodologies in the Search for Life

Jacob Cohen – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Alex Ryan – Technology Consultant

The Space Studies Program (SSP) is an intense two-month course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines and provides a unique educational experience. The SSP offers a unique curriculum designed specifically for professionals starting or changing direction in their space careers or for people working in space-related fields who wish to broaden their knowledge base. The SSP provides courses in all space disciplines including space engineering, space science, space applications, space economy, entrepreneurship, policy, and law, as well as hands-on education through workshops and professional visits. SSP22, the 34th Space Studies Program session will be hosted by Portugal Space (the Portuguese Space Agency) and the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) Taguspark Campus in Oeiras, Portugal – onsite from 27 June to 26 August 2022. The online program will take place from 27 June to 5 August 2022.

Further information about the SSP can be found here.

Latest info on the SSP22 website.

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