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Space Science Experimentation Using Sub-Orbital Launch Systems

DURATION: TWO DAYS
COURSE NO.: 10325

COURSE SUMMARY

The use of sub-orbital launch systems for space science is entering a new era of opportunity, thanks to the new
generation of expendable and reusable launchers soon to be available from Virgin Galactic and other private-sector
companies. Launchspace is the first to create a course dedicated to the advantages and uses of the latest systems for
space science researchers. This course is designed to satisfy the needs of all those interested in the potential of carrying
out sophisticated space science experiments at a never-before-available low-cost basis. University, government and
international researcher, as well as aerospace workers and executives, agency program managers and military officers
will find this a must-take course. To insure the best possible educational experience the course instructors have been
selected from the ranks of leading experts in space science experimentation and launch systems.

COURSE MATERIALS:

Each attendee will receive a complete set of course materials.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

All those interested and involved in space science experimentation and sub-orbital-launcher applications. Decision makers that
need to know what is fact and what is fantasy. Scientists, engineers and managers involved in space science projects. Space industry
and government consultants. Technologists involved in the future of space science opportunities.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

All those interested and involved in space science experimentation and sub-orbital-launcher applications. Decision makers that need
to know what is fact and what is fantasy. Scientists, engineers and managers involved in space science projects. Space industry and
government consultants. Technologists involved in the future of space science opportunities.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  1. Fundamentals of Sub-Orbital Flight for Space Science Experimentation
  2. History of Sub-Orbital Technology and Flight Experience
  3. Sub-Orbital Flight Mechanics
  4. Sub-Orbital System Suppliers and Business Models
  5. Survey of Current and Future Flight Systems
  6. Sub-Orbital Research Applications
  7. Sub-Orbital Tourism
  8. Regulatory and Training Issues
  9. Other Sub-Orbital Applications, including Point-to-Point Flight
  10. Point-to-Point Applications
  11. Lessons Learned
  12. The Future

Instructor: S. Alan Stern, Ph.D.

S. Alan Stern, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized planetary scientist who, until recently, served as the NASA’s Associate
Administrator of the Science Mission Directorate. He has 25 years of hands-on space science experience and currently serves
as the Principal Investigator on the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. Dr. Stern has been involved in 24 sub-orbital, orbital and
planetary missions and has led the development of eight scientific instruments. He is the author of some 200 technical papers,
40 popular articles and two books. Dr. Stern holds advanced degrees in aerospace engineering and planetary sciences from the
University of Texas and the University of Colorado.


Instructor: Marshall H. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Marshall H. Kaplan, Ph.D., is a recognized expert in launch vehicle systems design and engineering. He has participated in a
number of new launch vehicle developments and has served as Chief Engineer on a fully-reusable and an expendable launch system.
Dr. Kaplan is the author of three books, including one on the Space Shuttle. He has lectured to government and industry
organizations on launch vehicle design for over a decade. Dr. Kaplan serves on the AIAA Technical Committee on Space Transportation
and was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology and Test Program in
connection with the X-33 Program. He has over 35 years of academic and industrial experience, served as Professor of Aerospace
Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, was the executive Director of a Space Research Institute. Dr. Kaplan is Fellow of
the AIAA and the AAS. He holds advanced degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT and Stanford University.

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