Short Space Courses

ISU organizes a number of short courses on request that are tailored to the specifications of the company or organization needing a course. These courses may be prepared in cooperation with partner organizations and delivered at locations chosen by the customer.

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

Kendra Horn

ESC05, USA, Congresswoman

Executive Space Course

The International Space University (ISU), the world’s leading university dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of space, is offering its acclaimed one-week Executive Space Course.

The Executive Space Course looks at current space and space-related activities and explains the technology, science, business and policies upon which each phase of a space program or mission is based.

Taught from an international perspective, the course allows participants to gain an understanding of the differences as well as the common approaches to space strategy across the globe. The course explains core engineering and technical concepts in a simple, understandable manner, allowing participants to develop their knowledge of space-related activities and terminology.

The Course is intended for two broad categories of professionals, those working in the space sector but who do not have a broad space background (e.g., those with expertise in finance, law, marketing, human resources, etc. or even engineering and science) or those currently working outside the space sector but who have an interest in developing a better understanding of it (e.g., entrepreneurs, government employees and politicians, etc.).


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.


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.

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What will I gain?

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.

benefits for the company

☞ 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, 19-23 April 2021

The Executive Space Course at ISU is offered in a hybrid format. Participants will be able to take the course either  in-person onsite ISU’s central campus or remotely.

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 500€ deposit to the Finance Unit before 19 March 2021. The payment of the remaining fees is due no later than 2 April 2021.


Onsite – 3750€ (US$4500), which includes the course fee, all course materials, all lunches, and a reception.

Remote – 3000€ (US$3600) which includes the course fee, all course material, and one coaching opportunity.

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 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.

Space Resources Professional Course




This course provides a broad overview of the space resources field, including the current knowledge of available resources in the Solar System, identification, collection, extraction, processing, and utilisation systems under development. The course also presents economic and technical feasibility studies, legal and policy issues, and space exploration architectures and commercial ventures that may be enabled by utilising extraterrestrial resources in the near future. This year’s edition includes a case study on lunar resources.

The preliminary timetable is as follows:

  • Thursday 15th April: 14:00 to 18:00 CET
  • Friday 16th April: 14:00 to 18:00 CET
  • Saturday 17th April: – 08:30 am to 18:00 CET


The course is offered immediately before the Space Resources Week, hosted by the Luxembourg Space Agency from 19 to 23 April 2021.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify types, technology components, 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
  • Assess current technological, economic, and policy challenges in space resources
  • Compare and contrast methods of space resource utilization
  • Analyze technological solutions, economic models, and policy positions in space resources
  • Create a space resources utilization plan that incorporates knowledge of resources found in space, the technologies needed to extract and process them into useful products, and the customers of these products


Fee: 500€ (US$550), which includes the course fee and all course materials.

Payment Terms:
Deposit: 100€ at registration, to secure the seat.
Balance: 400€ on or before 31st March 2021.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds or deferral to a next course are possible if the cancellation is notified more than 10 working days before the start of the course.
A fee of 100€ applies 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.
Valid reasons accepted by ISU for full refund: medical issues, family death, job issues.