STIA-406-01 Space Security + Exploration
Spring for 2017-2018
Satellites provide a foundation for Earth and space science, weather forecasting, treaty verification, strategic and military intelligence, global communications and navigation, and projection of military power. This course will focus on intersections between space and international security, with additional discussion about modern space exploration and new private companies. We will cover four broad areas: fundamentals of astronautics and satellite applications, space security in the Cold War, scientific exploration and commercial development, and modern space security dilemmas. Throughout the course, students will explore technical, strategic, economic, and policy issues using real-world examples.
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