16.891J / ESD.129 Space Policy Seminar

As taught in: Spring 2003

Photo of the International Space Station photographed from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis.
International Space Station photographed from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Daniel Hastings

Prof. Jeffrey Hoffman

Course Features

Course Description

The seminar explores current issues in space policy as well as the historical roots for the issues. Emphasis on critical policy discussion combined with serious technical analysis. The range of issues covers national security space policy, civil space policy, as well as commercial space policy. Issues explored include: the GPS dilemma, the International Space Station choices, commercial launch from foreign countries, and the fate of satellite-based cellular systems.