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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

ESC24 Space Cybersecurity, Glasgow, Scotland

13 – 15 May 2024
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The first Executive Space Course to be offered in Scotland by the International Space University (ISU) will be hosted and developed in partnership with the Strathclyde Business School. This program will have cybersecurity as its central theme.

It will take place from 13-15 May 2024 at the Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, Scotland.

The course will be followed by a two-day conference on Space Cybersecurity entitled: “Space: Securing our Entrepreneurial Future”.

Strathclyde Business School

2200€ (1950GBP), which includes the course fee, all course materials, all lunches, a reception and attendance to the conference.

Registration will be complete through the payment of a 500Euro (500GBP) deposit to the Finance Unit before 11 March 2024. 

The payment of the remaining fees is due no later than 10 April 2024.

ESC24 Oslo - Norway

27 - 31 may 2024
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This first edition of the Executive Space Course in Oslo, Norway is co-organized by the International Space University (ISU) and the Norwegian Space Agency. It will take place at the Norwegian Space Agency in Oslo.

 

After flying under the radar for decades, Norway’s space industry is rocketing into the limelight. In 2023, Norway will open the first launch base for satellites on the European continent. “Our commercial space activities will put Norway on the map as a strategic European asset in the space sector,” says Christian Hauglie-Hanssen, Director General of the Norwegian Space Agency.

With the booming space industry in Norway, entrepreneurs, investors, and those looking to hone their skill set within the industry can benefit greatly from the content rich week long course, in person.

We recommend that ESC24 Oslo participants stay at Hotel Scandic Sjølyst located 500 meters away from the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA) premises ( 7 minutes by foot).

https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels/norway/oslo/scandic-sjolyst

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

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 29 April 2024. The payment of the remaining fees is due no later than
13 May 2024.

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.”

Space Sustainability

19-21 March 2024

The “Space Sustainability” course is organized by EPFL Space Center (eSpace), EPFL (Swiss FederalInstitute of Technology in Lausanne) in collaboration with International Space University (ISU), IMS Space Consultancy and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).The program is designed for individuals engaged in space-related roles (engineers, scientists, non-technical managers, policy practitioners, etc.) and whoshare a common focus on ensuring the long-term sustainability and safety of thespace environment.

This short program is designed to:

  • Understand what space sustainability means (from historical, geopolitical,economic, societal, and environmental perspectives) and how to measure it
  • Explore tools and methodologies for developing more sustainable spacemissions (ESA’s MASTER and DRAMA suite, Space Sustainability Rating, LifeCycle Assessment & Environmental Impact Assessment, etc.)
  • Interact with the most recent research developments and explore the potential of incorporating Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies within the space sector

 

More information

 

ISU EPFL ESC

Space Resources Professional Course

22-23 March 2024
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The timetable is as follows:

  • Friday 22 March: 8:00 to 18:00 CET
  • Saturday 23 March: 8:00 to 17:00 CET

This in-person course will be offered in Luxembourg, at the European Convention Center, immediately before the Space Resources Week, hosted by the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) from 25 to 27 March 2024.

Registrations for the Space Resources Professional Course will open soon.

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

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.