SP100 – Space Operational Environment and Space Systems
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This is an 8-week online course hosted on the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) using asynchronous and synchronous elements. Each week consists of:
– 6 hours of student assignment and activities
– 2 hours of live-virtual instruction (Microsoft Teams) with a certified Space professional instructor
– Two 30-minute Q&A sessions with instructors (before and after each synchronous session)
Students complete a challenging Capstone project with a Senior Space Professional designed to test student application of knowledge.
Space-based operations allow global adversaries to develop and field more lethal and agile military forces by simply leveraging available commercial space resources. This course considers basic orbital mechanics, space and associated terrestrial architecture, and develops a deeper understanding of the military and commercial space environment. Graduates will be able to describe space system requirements; best employment options for available space assets; and weave in ongoing and future commercial and/or military operations and their impact on national objectives. [64 Academic Hours]