Young Space Professionals Visit Europe's Spaceport in Kourou

Two groups of 25 young space professionals have visited the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) in Kourou in late October and early November, as part of the professional development activities offered by the Young ESA association of employees of the European Space Agency.

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ISU and Airbus Addressing Africa’s Developmental Challenges

Dr. Tejumola Taiwo, ISU resident faculty specialized in space applications, recently attended the Airbus Africa Forum event as a panelist at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. The event hosted by the Airbus Africa community had representations of more than 150 participants.

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Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund appointed to be the new ISU Chancellor

The International Space University (ISU) appointed Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund to be its new and first female Chancellor. At the end of the term of the present International Space University Chancellor, Dr. Buzz Aldrin, the Board of Trustees decided to assign this important role to Prof. Ehrenfreund, the present vice-chancellor and chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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AIRBUS Defence and Space Welcomes ISU MSS18 in Friedrichshafen

Master of Space Studies (MSS18) participant Rami Ibrahim reports back on a recent professional visit of the entire International Space University (ISU) MSS18 class to Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

“This visit gave the participants the chance to know more about Airbus Defence and Space, which includes an introduction and lectures, a visit to the construction zone, and a good opportunity to let students discuss their internship with the Airbus team.

airbus2On Monday, 27th November 2017, ISU students left the university at 07.00am with the ISU faculty team by bus and during the trip, they enjoyed the snowy landscape views of the Black Forest starting from Hohberg city until reaching the Airbus site at 10.00am.

The Airbus team was waiting for ISU, and started providing an access card and badge for all students, and gave some instructions and rules on the gate. The Airbus host, the head of future navigation programs, welcomed the group and started with a company presentation providing more details and information about the Airbus group. After that we were given a lecture about Rosetta: A spacecraft designed for survival. All the participants then went to the construction zone, and were explained by the head of the mechanical product & engineering unit that this zone is a clean area where they are going to do various tests on the spacecraft.

The lunch break started at 1.00pm, and the internship opportunities discussion started as well with the Airbus team. After lunch, ISU Alumni gave some advice to ISU students about the internship at Airbus, and explained their experiments when they were at ISU until they found their opportunities with Airbus. ISU students have been provided with more lectures ‘BepiColombo’ which is a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to the planet Mercury. Lectures have been ended by expert of scientific payloads with sustainable materials concept and exploration. After that students were preparing for leaving the Airbus building.

At the Airbus gate, ISU students and faculty took some photos for memories. ISU students hoped back on the bus to leave Airbus Defence and Space, reaching Strasbourg at 8.30pm. Another informative and reach day thanks to ISU!”


"My life can be clearly divided between before and after ISU. ISU was a breaking point that created a world of possibilities in front of me."

Carmen Felix - MSS10 -

"Attending ISU has been, for me, the ultimate eye-opening experience. Attending the Master of Space Studies allowed me to pursue my personal interests with a limit determined only by my imagination."

Diego Urbina - MSS09 -

"My space flight was the changing point in my whole life. Since my background was mechanical engineering, I did not know much about space, which led me to the International Space University."

Soyeon Yi - SSP09 -

"ISU is broadening the global space community and connecting New Space countries to old and mighty ones."

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