International Space University Selects New President

The International Space University’s (ISU) Chairman of the Board, Christian Sallaberger announces that Juan de Dalmau has been selected by the Board of Trustees as the University’s next President, taking office in September 2018, and succeeding Prof Walter Peeters who has served as President since 2011.

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ISU under STEAM more than 1200 attending the Open Day

In order to further motivate, in particular, youngsters, the staff of ISU and the MSS students organized an open door day on 25 March 2018. Several activities were organized in the ISU building with as objective, to stimulate the younger generation under the STEAM motto (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

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ISU Assigns Next Space Studies  Program Locations

At the occasion of the International Space University’s (ISU) 58th Board Of Trustees (BOT) meeting, held on 1st March 2018 in Strasbourg, the ISU BOT has assigned a number of locations for the future Space Studies Program (SSP) sites.

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SH-SSP17 defends the importance of small satellites for emerging countries

On 10 February, 39 new alumni joined the other 4200 ISU alumni after completing the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program 2017 (SH-SSP17) in Adelaide, Australia. The day before, they had presented their collective work called "Small Sats, Big Shift”.

Thanks to the wider geographical variety of the participants, a compilation of examples were given in the report, such as applications in Mexico, and on disaster management in Indonesia.

The presentation mode chosen was very original, as can be seen on the video below:

The presentation room was oval in shape with an empty area in the middle and three rows of seats and tables rising above. The presenters sat in the Eastern side of the room, with white desk labels in front of them. Facing inwards the labels had the student's name. Facing outwards were the names of their mission control positions, such as Guidance, Attitude Control, Trajectory, Flight Operations, Thermal, Orbital Operations, Ground Control, Flight Director, Propulsion, Communications, Re-entry and Payload.

An interesting feature of the work was the combination of the report with an experiment with High two Altitude Balloons (see some of the treated results below).

 balloon data


The success of SH-SSP is now obvious, and the UniSA's Pro-vicechancellor Simon Beecham said during his closing speech that he was very much looking forward to the signature of a multi-year agreement with the International Space University in the coming months.


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