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Executive Space Course

The Executive Space Courses (ESC) provide an overview of space and space-related subjects including administration, finance, law, business and management for professionals of diverse backgrounds. The ESC is intended for professionals working in the space sector without a broad space background or professionals currently working outside the space ecosystem that want to develop a better understanding of the rapidly evolving space sector. Executive education can be tailored to specific participants and organizations and is regularly organized by ISU, in person, online or in hybrid mode.

1 week

Onsite and online around the world

ISU Faculty & Alumni Network

The course, taught in English, aims to:

☞ Provide a neutral and global over­view of space and space related sub­jects

☞ Explain core engineering and tech­nical concepts in a simple manner

☞ Deliver a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the space sector

☞ Give an insight into the traditional space markets (telecom, navigation, earth observation…) as well as new space economy.

Many people think you need to be an engineer or a scientist to be a part of the space sector. This is not the case and the International Space University has a successful record of enabling access for people of all vocations.

Participants will leave the course with knowledge and skills enabling them to understand and communicate more effectively with their colleagues in other disciplines.

They will develop their comprehension and expertise of space related activities and terminology.

This intense course exposes participants to the interdisciplinary, international and intercultural learning environment of the International Space University. The course is conducted through lectures and experiential learning with workshops and case studies. A challenging project encapsulating all major aspects learned during the week and applying concurrent engineering to a modern telecommunications satellite ends the week.

☞ Help staff get a clearer picture of how the global space sector is structured

☞ Stay a step ahead and keep abreast of the latest space developments

☞ Generate business opportu­nities via other participants

☞ Ensure smooth exchanges and communication on space issues within the company.observation…) as well as new space economy.

Next Courses

ESC Strasbourg, France

20-24 March 2023
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Class size is strictly limited. Register early to reserve your place on the Executive Space Course. Registration will be complete through the payment of a 500Euro deposit to the Finance Unit before 20 February 2023. The payment of the remaining fees is due no later than 6 March 2023.

3900€ (US$4200), which includes the course fee, all course materials, all lunches, and a reception.

ESC23 Medicines in Space – Oxford, UK

12-16 November 2023
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First worldwide Executive Space Course focusing on how medicine is practiced in space and the effects of the space environment on the humans who live and work in space. Topics covered will include how space affects physiology, capabilities and needs of the medical system, pharmacology for space and your space future.

This in-person course is conducted through lectures and experiential learning with workshops, case studies and the Metaverse.

This 4,5-day course is co-organized by the International Space University and The Metavisionaries. It is hosted in the heart of the United Kingdom, in Oxford, easily accessible from all over the world.

Class size is strictly limited to 50 participants.
So that we can get right to the space part, we ask that all participants have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any biomedical science (biology, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, etc) or clinical science (pharmacy, nursing, medicine, etc).
Register early to reserve your place on this unique Executive Space Course. Registration will be complete through the payment of a 500Euro deposit to the Finance Unit before 13 October 2023. The payment of the remaining fees is due no later than 27 October 2023.

3900€ (US$4200), which includes the course fee, all course materials, all lunches, and a reception.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of 250€ will not be refunded, but possibly deferred for a next program when the cancellation occurs more than 10 working days prior to the start of the program or with a valid reason, as listed below.

A cancellation fee of 500€ will not be refunded nor deferred for a next program when the cancellation occurs less than 10 working days prior to the start of the program, unless there is a valid reason, as listed below, in which case the above policy will apply.

Valid reasons accepted by ISU for cancellation of participation: Medical issues, Family death, Visa issues, Job issues.

“A great introduction to space, in a stimulating international environment allowing to meet interesting professional people.”

Kendra Horn, ESC05, USA, Executive Secretary, US National Space Council - Former Congresswoman

Space Resources Professional Course

In partnership with the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) and the Colorado School of Mines

The Space Resources Professional Course (SRPC) provides a broad overview of the space resources field, including the current knowledge of available resources in the Solar System; the resource identification, collection, extraction, and processing systems under development; economic and technical feasibility studies; legal and policy issues; and space exploration architectures and commercial ventures that may be enabled by utilizing extraterrestrial resources.

The course culminates with teams of participants developing a space resource utilization plan for near-term missions to identify, extract, and use resources from the Moon.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify types, technologies, and potential customers of space resources
  • Explain the state of space resources exploration, availability, and technologies associated with their identification, recovery, extraction, processing, and utilization
  • Analyze technological solutions, business models, and policy positions in space resources
  • Compare and contrast methods of space resource
  • Assess current technological, economic, social, and legal challenges in space resources
  • Apply the material learned in the course in a case study to create a utilization plan that incorporates the knowledge of resources found on the Moon, the technologies needed to extract and process them into useful products, and their potential customers

Space Resources Professional Course

17-18 April 2023
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600€, which includes the course fee, all course materials, a lunch, a reception and access to the Space Resources Week.

The timetable is as follows:

  • Monday 17th April: 8:00 to 18:00 CET
  • Tuesday 18th April: 8:00 to 17:00 CET

This in-person course will be offered in Luxembourg immediately before the Space Resources Week, hosted by the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) from 19 to 21 April 2023.

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policy applies:

A cancellation fee of 250€ will not be refunded, but possibly deferred for a next program when the cancellation occurs more than 10 working days prior to the start of the program or with a valid reason, as listed below.

A cancellation fee of 350€ will not be refunded nor deferred for a next program when the cancellation occurs less than 10 working days prior to the start of the program, unless there is a valid reason, as listed below, in which case the above policy will apply.

Valid reasons accepted by ISU for cancellation of participation: Medical issues, Family death, Visa issues, Job issues.

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