SpSt 570 Commercial Space 2010 and Beyond added to Spring 2010 schedule
The following class has been added to the spring 2010 class schedule for both on-campus and distance education students: SpSt 570: Commercial Space 2010 and Beyond
Commercial space has been moved front and center to the space policy discussion in part due to the Augustine Commission Report, our new administration and its review of existing U.S. civil space policy. New developments within the commercial space industry, including the NewSpace component of the commercial space industry have also contributed to this new focus on commercial space. This class will define commercial space, closely examine the orbital and suborbital components and potential of commercial space, discuss how to undertake reasonable and important market, financial, business, and engineering due diligence regarding commercial space claims, representations, and products, as well as examine the financial and economic potential of commercial space now and in the near to medium term future. Potential barriers to some of the space-related commercial activities will be examined including problems relating to finance, business organization, engineering, and biomedical aspects of human involvement in space commerce. This class will feature guest speakers representing the cutting edge of commercial space development. The class syllabus will identify the weekly topic and when available, the guest speaker. The syllabus will be continually updated as guest speakers are identified throughout the semester.
The campus class will meet on Tuesdays at 2-4 pm.
The distance ed class will have a chat session on Thursdays at 6 pm Central. Guest lectures will be uploaded to the course website for review prior to the weekly chat.
There is no textbook for this course.