Space

“US space forces conduct space control operations to ensure freedom of action in space for the US and its allies and, when directed, to deny an adversary freedom of action in space. The purpose of these operations is to achieve space superiority.” – Joint Publication 3-14, Space Operations

COURSES OFFERED

SPACE 100 – Space Operational Environment

Space-based operations allow adversaries across the globe to develop and field more lethal and agile military forces by simply leveraging available commercial space resources. This course considers how space-derived information and intelligence expands a potential adversary’s awareness across the globe. This course develops a deeper understanding of the military and commercial space environment; global, regional, and non-state actors; along with current and future trends in the space domain. [40 Academic Hours]

SPACE 300 – Adversary Space Capabilities I

Adversaries rely on a variety of integrated terrestrial, cyber, and space-based capabilities and equipment to deliver information, communications, and global awareness. This course examines the physical infrastructure involved in an adversary’s space program including space lift, ranges, missile warning & defense, space-based platforms & communication, precision navigation and timing, and supporting infrastructure. [40 Academic Hours]

SPACE 400 – Adversary Space Capabilities II

This course examines the best means to integrate ISR and ISR capabilities across a friendly Space command and control system, from strategic indications and warning, counterspace threat advisories, and support to subordinate operational and tactical organizations. The focus is on increasing accuracy, timeliness, and resourcing for an effective Space ISR force. Targeting remains the process of analyzing target systems, selecting and prioritizing targets, matching responses, and considering operational requirements and capabilities. This course examines adversary space and space- support systems as a system of systems, identifies centers of gravity, and explores how to match capabilities and techniques to achieve the desired tactical, operational, or strategic effect through the targeting cycle. [80 Academic Hours]

SPACE 400 – Adversary Space Capabilities II

Space-based capabilities provide integral support to military, commercial, and civilian applications and users. As technological and cost barriers fall, several nations leverage new opportunities to expand their capabilities. Adversaries, both existing and emerging, employ or will soon employ a variety of offensive and defensive operations to ensure freedom of action and challenge, disrupt or deny friendly use of the space domain. This course examines adversary operational concepts, policy, doctrine, and command and control concepts designed to improve existing capabilities, bolster integration, and prepare their nations for the future of space operations and control. This course also considers adversary use of electromagnetic pulse, cyber, directed energy, electronic, kinetic, and emerging weapons and capabilities to gain and maintain space superiority. [80 Academic Hours]

SPACE 401 – Adversary Space Doctrine, Strategy, and Control

Space-based capabilities provide integral support to military, commercial, and civilian applications and users. As technological and cost barriers fall, several nations leverage new opportunities to expand their capabilities. Adversaries, both existing and emerging, employ or will soon employ a variety of offensive and defensive operations to ensure freedom of action and challenge, disrupt or deny friendly use of the space domain. This course examines adversary operational concepts, policy, doctrine, and command and control concepts designed to improve existing capabilities, bolster integration, and prepare their nations for the future of space operations and control. This course also considers adversary use of electromagnetic pulse, cyber, directed energy, electronic, kinetic, and emerging weapons and capabilities to gain and maintain space superiority.

SPACE 910 – Space Strategy

This executive-level course, taught by former Cyber, Space, and ISR flag officers, takes senior leaders, operators, decision makers, and staff through the latest thought-leadership views on Space. This course focuses on a strategic outlook of space with an eye towards effective integration into larger national and defense strategies. This course weaves in relevant technology, strategy, and policy designed to advance national interests in this growing and ever- more important domain of operations.