Adversary Space Capabilities I
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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.
Adversaries rely on a variety of integrated terrestrial, cyber, and space-based capabilities and equipment to deliver information, communications, and global awareness. The rapidly expanding commercial space industry provides low-cost space capabilities and options for nations and actors across the globe to enter a previously inaccessible domain. This course introduces the student to the who, what, and why regarding China, Russia, and commercial space programs. By examining the national objectives of both countries, their current and developing space- based capabilities, and commercial space endeavors, graduates of this course will have a firm understanding of the challenges and opportunities these doctrinally based capabilities pose to US and allied interests. This course examines Chinese, Russian, and commercial industry space capabilities: This course covers Chinese, Russian, and commercial industry space capabilities: National Objectives, Doctrine, and Organization; Space Lift; Space Domain Awareness; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Position, Navigation and Timing; Satellite Communications; and Nuclear Detection, Environmental Monitoring, Missile Warning, and Missile Defense. [64 Academic Hours]