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Chapter 1: ISU Credo - View/hide

ISU Credo

We, the founders of the International Space University, do hereby set forth this credo as the basis for fulfilling ISU's goals and full potential.

International Space University is an institution founded on the vision of a peaceful, prosperous and boundless future through the study, exploration and development of space for the benefit of all humanity. ISU is an institution dedicated to international cooperation, collaboration and open, scholarly pursuits related to outer space exploration and development. It is a place where participants and faculty from all backgrounds are welcomed; where diversity of culture, philosophy, lifestyle, training and opinion are honored and nurtured.

ISU is an institution which recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary studies for the successful exploration and development of space. ISU strives to promote an understanding and appreciation of the cosmos through the constant evolution of new programs and curricula in relevant areas of study. To this end, ISU will be augmented by an expanding base of campus facilities, networks and affiliations both on and off the Earth.

ISU is an institution dedicated to the development of the human species, the preservation of its home planet, the increase of knowledge, the rational utilization of the vast resources of the cosmos, and the sanctity of life in all terrestrial and extraterrestrial manifestations. ISU is a place where participants and scholars seek to understand the mysteries of the cosmos and apply their knowledge to the betterment of the human condition. It is the objective of ISU to be an integral part of humanity's movement into the cosmos, and to carry forth all the principles and philosophies embodied in this credo.

This, then, is the Credo of ISU.

For all who join ISU, we welcome you to a new and growing family. It is hoped that each of you, as leaders of industry, academia, and government, will work together to fulfill the goals set forth herein. Together, we shall aspire to the stars with wisdom, vision and effort.

12 April 1995

ISU Founders:

Peter H. Diamandis

Todd B. Hawley

Robert D Richards

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Chapter 2: Welcome from ISU and UniSA - View/hide

Welcome from ISU

After initial sessions in partnership with the University of South Australia in Adelaide, ISU received much positive feedback on this initiative, which was considered more accessible for participants from the Southern Hemisphere countries in view of the academic year. Consideration was given to other locations, but it became clear that Australia an excellent place to hold the session.

In addition to its geographic location, the multicultural composition of Adelaide provides an appealing advantage for an ISU session in Australia. Furthermore, Australia has developed a strong knowledge of space applications in such fields as telecommunications and Earth observations, so that the Australian experience provides relevant examples of developing space-related activities for other nations in the Southern Hemisphere.

It was very beneficial for ISU to reach a new consortium agreement with UniSA, which also offers the added value of experienced teachers in many fields. As an illustration of this excellent quality, several SHSSP graduates have gone on to complement their knowledge by pursuing a Master degree in Space Studies (MSS) at ISU, with excellent results.

This time, as in past sessions, the intention was to find a theme of interest for the region. Also, climate change issues have caused the provision of potable water and food for the growing population to become a real concern for the near future. How can space help to enable people to stay in the area they are familiar with, and avoid huge migration flows as a result of agricultural areas gradually turning into deserts? The Secure World Foundation, an organization devoted to the use and sustainability of outer space for peaceful purposes, was once again ready to support SHSSP in this project - a support for which ISU is truly grateful.

In order to allow a maximum of participants to attend the program, we are also very thankful to local organisations such as the Smith Fund, but also international oriented entities such as the Heinlein Foundation.

Space has become a utility over the last years, and is now essential for the development of any nation - in particular, space applications are becoming a paramount asset for countries that must bridge large distances for communications, and also in the fields of navigation or disaster management (think of rapidly developing bush fires).

The idea of ISU is to produce a number of professionals who can, in the near future, manage space applications and adapt them to specific needs, which they in general know very well. ISU is confident that curricula such as that offered through the SH-SSP will lead to the increased education and betterment of the global community.

I hope that all participants will enjoy this southern summer, and hope that some will get so interested in space applications that they will continue to develop their knowledge, be it at ISU or at UniSA.

Professor Walter Peeters
President, ISU

Welcome from the University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is very pleased to be co-hosting a fifth Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program. Our collaboration with the International Space University continues to prosper and we have established a successful progression of programs since the inaugural program in the summer of 2010/2011.

Australia has a long history of involvement in space activities and was the fourth nation to launch a satellite into orbit from its own territory. Australians are sophisticated users of space technology and space services and have developed extensive capabilities in space science and satellite technologies. Developed with the assistance of the Australian Space Research Program, the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies program has proved to be an excellent example of establishing networks that lead to international understanding and cooperation.

The University of South Australia has for many years played a leading role in developing Australia's space capability through programs such the SH-SSP and through the world leading satellite research and development performed by our Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR) together with our teaching and research in earth observation technologies, positioning, environmental management and space science. Recently researchers from the Institute, with significant support from the Australian Space Research Program, completed the development of a ground breaking Global Sensor Network. A newly formed company, Myriota Pty. Ltd. will use low earth orbit satellites to provide two-way data connectivity for remote sensors and devices

I take this opportunity to welcome all of you to the SH-SSP whether you have travelled here from within Australia or from elsewhere in the world. Space is an international business. In the next five weeks you will learn much about the interdisciplinary and intercultural nature of space activity and you will hopefully form collaborations and friendships that will endure in your professional lives. You will explore how Southern Hemisphere nations, such as Australia, can benefit from space and leverage their unique geographical and technological positions in the world. You will contribute to a new understanding of the economic, environmental and societal benefits of space.

I hope you will also have a great time and have the opportunity to experience our Australian hospitality.

I wish you every success for SH-SSP18.

Associate Professor Brenton Dansie
Head of School
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences
University of South Australia

Last modified: 1 December 2017
Chapter 3: Host Site - View/hide

SH-SSP 2018 Host Site - The University of South Australia

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is a public university in the Australian state of South Australia. It was formed in 1991 with the merger of the South Australian Institute of Technology and Colleges of Advanced Education. However, one of its antecedent institutions, the South Australian School of Arts, dates back to 1856, which makes it one of the oldest art schools in Australia. It is the largest university in South Australia with more than 32,000 students.

The university is a leading expert in technical education and applied research, as well being a founding member of the Australian Technology Network.

Mawson Lakes Campus

Mawson Lakes campus is the main campus for the Division of IT, Engineering and the Environment. It has state-of-the-art research facilities, an extensive library and collaborative links with nearby Technology Park. It is located about 25 minutes from downtown Adelaide.

Adelaide, Australia

Home to 1.2 million people, Adelaide the 5th largest city in Australia. The city is located on the Adelaide plains, within easy reach of a coastline of sandy beaches and the wine producing regions of the Barossa, the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Clare. To the east the gently undulating Mount Lofty Ranges provide a scenic backdrop to the city skyline. With its Mediterranean climate, relaxed lifestyle and multicultural society, Adelaide is the perfect place to visit, work and play. Known as the 20-minute city, it takes 20 minutes to get from the city to the hills or beaches (in absence of traffic). Adelaide is also renowned for its parklands, which ring the city centre and make up 45 percent of the total city area. The New Yorker magazine called Adelaide “possibly the last well-planned and contented metropolis on earth” and Lonely Planet described it as “civilized and calm in a way that no other Australian State capital can match.”

Whether you are into arts, music, sports, outdoor activities, or simply spending time with friends shopping or eating out, there will always be something entertaining to do. The city is a popular venue for international and national sporting events such as Test cricket at the Adelaide Oval, the SA Open Golf Championship, the Classic Adelaide Car Rally, and the Tour Down Under cycling race.

All of the major learning and cultural institutions are only a short walk or drive from the heart of Adelaide. Tree-lined North Terrace in the city centre is home to the South Australian Art Gallery, the State Library, the South Australian Museum, Government House and the City East Campus and City West Campus of the University of South Australia, located at the opposite ends of North Terrace. Just a stroll from the Botanic Gardens and the banks of the River Torrens, these campuses are in ideal settings for study, entertainment or relaxation.

Adelaide is regarded as the food and wine capital of Australia, with 50 percent of all Australian wine produced in South Australia. Many major department stores, shopping centres, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and entertainment facilities are conveniently located within the city and outer suburbs. It is also home to the National Wine Centre and numerous food and wine events. Adelaide has more restaurants per head of population than any other major Australian city, over 70 pubs in the city centre and the largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere.

Adelaide’s people are naturally warm and friendly, many of them born overseas or the children of migrants from around the world. This rich cultural mix is reflected in Adelaide’s reputation for fine cosmopolitan dining and entertainment.

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Chapter 4: Faculty and Staff Members - View/hide

Faculty, Staff and Visiting Lecturers

Program Faculty and Staff

*Click names for short biographies

Jacques Arnould, Lecturer, CNES

Ciara Backwell, Teaching Associate

Sebastien Bessat, Academic Programs Logistics Lead, ISU

David Bruce, Core Faculty: WP Co-Chair, UniSA

Andrew Butler, TA, Macquarie University

Gordon Cable, , Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine

Iver Cairns, Lecturer, The University of Sydney

Graziella Caprarelli, Co-Director, UniSA

Carol Carnett, English Programs Chair

John Connolly, ISU: Former Director; Lecturer, ISU/NASA

Matthew Cook, , Amateur Radio Experimenters Group

Bill Cowley, Leader: Balloon Team Project, UniSA

Michael Davis, ISU Faculty: former Co-Director

Andrew Dempster, Lecturer, University of New South Wales

Kerrie Dougherty, Lecturer

Lydia Drabsch, TA

Brett Gooden, Lecturer

Alice Gorman, Lecturer, Flinders University

Lesley Grady, Logistics Coordinator, UniSA

Omar Hatamleh, Director, ISU/NASA

Joel Herrmann, Manager, IT Services, ISU

Ady James, Lecturer, University College London

Amanda Johnston, Senior Academic Services Officer (Research)

Eriita Jones,

Marc Jurblum, , Monash University

Goktug Karacalioglu, ISU Academic Coordinator, ISU

Gottfried Lechner, Lecturer and Balloon team project, University of South Australia

Anderson Liew, TA: English Program

Charley Lineweaver, Lecturer, ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Ruth McAvinia, Tutorials Assistant

David Neudegg, Lecturer, Bureau of Meteorology

Paddy Neumann,

Peter Nikoloff, , Nova Systems

Kristopher Orlowski, , University of Melbourne

Walter Peeters, President, International Space University

Laura Rollison,

Alexandra Ryan, TA

Allan Scott,

Alexandra Seneta, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Industry Innovation and Science

Noel Siemon, WP Advisor

Michael Simpson, Lecturer, Secure World Foundation

Flavia Tata Nardini, Lecturer and Panelist, Launchbox

Naomi Tsafnat, Lecturer, UNSW

James Waldie,

Danielle Wood,

Soyeon Yi, Astronaut: Lecturer and Panelist, KARI

Visiting Faculty and Lecturers

Naomi Mathers

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Chapter 5: Program Structure - View/hide


The SH-SSP is an intensive five-week course for postgraduate and senior undergraduate participants as well as young and seasoned professionals of all disciplines. It is indeed a unique educational experience. The curriculum covers the principal space-related fields, both technical and non-technical. The topics range from engineering, physical sciences and satellite applications to life sciences, policy, management and humanities.

The shared experience of an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary working environment is an ideal networking forum. The ISU alumni, (numbering over 4,000 to date), along with our faculty members and visiting lecturers have created an extensive, international, multidisciplinary professional network. Through the exchange of ideas and information this network has been successful in advancing projects in such areas as disaster warning and mitigation systems, human health enhancement using space technologies, solar system exploration. It has significantly contributed to the creation of a national space agency.

The interdisciplinary curriculum offered in the SH-SSP, with its emphasis on international cooperation, exposes participants to broad new perspectives on the world’s space activities–perspectives otherwise reserved for those with many years of diverse professional experience. The program is packed full of a wide variety of activities, including lectures by renowned experts, hands-on activities and projects, team work assignments and professional visits.

All course work at ISU is conducted in English. Participants are strongly encouraged to contribute their own knowledge, experience, ideas, culture and opinions as well as their energy and enthusiasm. It is expected from participants that they reflect ISU’s pedagogical approach and vision—interest in and respect for different cultures and backgrounds. The SH-SSP is organised into two interrelated phases: Phase I – Core Learning Lectures and Workshops; Phase II – Team Project.

Phase I: Core Learning: Lectures and Workshops

The Core Lectures and Workshops makes up the core curriculum of the SH-SSP. It provides participants with a basic grounding and common knowledge in the fundamentals of all the disciplines that are relevant to space programs. It also serves to ensure that they understand the relationships among these disciplines in any space-related activity. All participants attend the core lectures, which create a basic framework of knowledge to prepare participants for informed and balanced judgment and subsequent team work.

Each major aspect of space activity is presented in a series of lectures designed primarily for non-experts. Thus, medical specialists can understand the lectures on propulsion and engineers and lawyers can understand the lectures on the effects of weightlessness on the human body. The lectures do not go into depth or enter into detail in any subject, except perhaps to illustrate a point. The great breadth and diversity of the subjects means, however, that a large quantity of material is covered. Many core lectures are grouped around clusters or theme days to highlight the interrelation between disciplines. Questions by participants and group discussions with the lecturers are encouraged.

The core lecture series consists of 43 lectures presented as three lectures a day for three and a half weeks, including three interactive debates. At the end of the core lecture series however, when the whole picture can be pieced together, participants agree that they have gained a valuable, new and exciting perspective on space activities. Lectures are 60 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes reserved for questions at the end of each lecture. Lecturers know that their talks are aimed at non-specialists and that for many participants English is not their first language.

Participants are expected to attend all lectures, including the lectures in their own area of specialization. There are two key reasons for this. First, it is important in later teamwork for participants to realize how much (or how little) their colleagues in the team know about the subject. Second, participants who are knowledgeable in a subject are better placed to offer informal help to fellow participants who may be experiencing difficulty with the subject.

Lecturers are expected to speak slowly and clearly, to avoid colloquialisms and to explain specialized language or jargon. They appreciate a signal from the auditorium if they begin to speak too quickly or introduce difficult language without explanation.

As a study aid, Core Lecture Study notes as well as PDF files of the core lecture presentations are made available to all participants in electronic format prior to the lectures. These notes contain major concepts and phrases helping especially non-native English speakers and participants not familiar with the topic to grasp the basics of each lecture. References for further readings are listed in these study notes.

Core Workshops

Workshops are designed to enhance and complement the knowledge acquired during core lectures through more active learning in smaller groups. These workshops allow greater interaction and individual learning. Participants are expected to attend all workshops, which provide opportunities to broaden interdisciplinary skills. Sometimes two topics are run in parallel with the class divided into two groups with a changeover half way during the time slot.

Stratospheric Satellite Project

To complement the Team Project research project (see below) a stratospheric balloon experiment (scheduled for January 22) will involve launches from two separate sites – McLaren Vale and Mount Barker. The participants will develop payloads on helium balloons provided by the Amateur Radio Experimenters Group to be deployed for the acquisition of telemetry and environmental data in a demonstration of small payload utilisation for the acquisition of significant Earth Observation data sets.

Institute of Telecommunications Research Visit

Participants will visit the UniSA Institute of Telecommunications Research, a major telecommunications research facility at the Mawson Lakes campus. Participants will tour the facility and see various ground station operations including a downlink for commercial remote sensing data.

Phase II: Jointly Authored Team Project

In the Team Project participants work in interdisciplinary and intercultural groups to produce comprehensive analyses and proposals regarding an international space project or on a topic of relevance in the professional space sector. Participants work on that topic for the duration of the SH-SSP. This element of the SH-SSP is intended:

1. To encourage participants to put into practice what they have brought from their own educational and/or professional backgrounds, plus knowledge and skills they learn from lectures, workshops and other presentations during the program.

2. To experience decision-making and organising work in sub-teams. Also, to learn how to come to solutions and recommendations while working in multidisciplinary and intercultural teams—where conflicting requirements emerge and compromises must be made.

3. To produce a comprehensive report of professional quality and present it in a public session as the end product of the Team Project. The report covers all aspects — technical, financial, organizational, political, etc. Many ISU reports have served as resources for the world space community.

Team Project Structure

The structure of a Team Project depends to some extent on its subject matter, but certain aspects are common to all team projects:

• An early phase of exploratory research or brainstorming discussions about the project

• The receipt and consideration of a mission statement that will define the objectives of the team project in a succinct and effective manner.

• A series of factual presentations specific to the Team Project topics

• Workshops on team building and other team work skills.

• An intensive research and fact-finding period

• Extensive opportunities for engaging ISU and UniSA faculty members and lecturers in discussions of Team Project issues

• An interim presentation where expert advice and comments will be given by reviewers

• A period of very intense work to complete the final report. Each project must analyse and respond to at least the tasks outlined in the Team Project descriptions. Innovative solutions and creativity are encouraged but team members must ensure that all of the topics detailed in the guidelines, as described in the following section, have been addressed.

Post-program Activities

ISU alumni regularly present the results of ISU Team Projects at international conferences and meetings, such as the International Astronautical Congress and conferences at the United Nations. Groups of participants and faculty have also worked to turn Team Project reports into real-world studies for space agencies and research institutes.

For further information about the 2018 Team project, see the Team Project chapter of this Handbook.

Last modified: 23 November 2017
Chapter 6: Special Events - View/hide

Special Events

Date Time Event Code Event Title Presenters Location
Monday 8 January 201809:00SE1A Week 0 Space English Acces Course CarnettMC1-03 Mawson Centre
Monday 8 January 201809:00SE1A Week 0 Space English Acces Course CarnettMC1-03 Mawson Centre
Sunday 14 January 201809:00SE1 Participant Registration Experience 1
Sunday 14 January 201819:00SE2 Welcome and Participant Introduction Experience 1
Monday 15 January 201814:00SE3 Class and Staff Pictures At the UniSA sign, near the Mawson Centre
Monday 15 January 201815:00SE4 Rehearsal of Opening Ceremony Allan Scott Auditorium, City West
Monday 15 January 201816:00SE5 Opening Ceremony Allan Scott Auditorium, City West
Monday 15 January 201817:00SE6 Reception Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, City West
Thursday 18 January 201820:00SE8 Refreshments Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, City West
Saturday 20 January 201820:00SE10 Refreshments Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, City West
Sunday 21 January 201819:00SE11 Participant Debate HatamlehExperience 1
Monday 22 January 201812:30SE12a Quiz Briefing OHMC1-02
Monday 22 January 201821:00SE13 Refreshments
Thursday 25 January 201808:30SE12b Quiz #1 MC1-02
Thursday 25 January 201820:00SE15 Refreshments
Friday 26 January 201819:00SE16 Refreshments Australia Day
Friday 26 January 201820:00SE17 Culture Night #1 Experience 1
Sunday 28 January 201807:00SE18 Balloon Launch
Tuesday 30 January 201818:00SE19 Tech Talks - Disruptive Technologies MC1-03
Thursday 1 February 201820:00SE21 Refreshments Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, City West
Friday 2 February 201820:00SE22 Culture Night #2 Experience 1
Monday 5 February 201809:00SE23 SWOT, study time, exam preparation MC1-02
Monday 5 February 201814:00SE24 SWOT, study time, exam preparation MC1-03
Monday 5 February 201815:00SE25 Quiz #2
Monday 5 February 201816:00SE26 Exam
Friday 9 February 201820:00SE27 Culture Night #3 Experience 1
Saturday 10 February 201809:00SE27- Opt1 Start-up workshops: Business Plan
Saturday 10 February 201810:00SE28- Opt1 Start-up workshops: Business Plan
Sunday 11 February 201810:00SE29- Opt2 Career Workshops: CV writing
Monday 12 February 201817:00SE30 Final Draft
Tuesday 13 February 201817:00SE31 Printing Deadline
Thursday 15 February 201811:00SE32 Feed-back session DansieOval Theatre MM Building
Thursday 15 February 201814:00SE33 Alumni Day
Thursday 15 February 201820:00SE34 Space Masquerade Ball X1
Friday 16 February 201811:00SE35 Deregistration MC1-03
Friday 16 February 201814:00SE36 Rehearsal of Closing Ceremony MC1-02
Friday 16 February 201815:00SE37 Closing Ceremony MC1-02
Friday 16 February 201817:00SE38 Reception Mawson Centre

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Chapter 7: Core Lectures - View/hide

Core Lectures

Date Time Lecture Code Lecture Title Lecturer Location
Mon 15 Jan 201809:00L1 Official Welcome and Program Introduction Hatamleh, James
Tue 16 Jan 201809:00L2 Astronaut Lecture YiMC1-02
Tue 16 Jan 201810:15L3 Space 2.0 Tata-NardiniMC1-02
Tue 16 Jan 201811:30L4 The Economics of Space PeetersMC1-02
Wed 17 Jan 201809:00L5 Origins and Principles of Space Law DavisMC1-02
Wed 17 Jan 201810:15L6 Financial Aspects, Business Structure and Planning PeetersMC1-02
Wed 17 Jan 201811:30L7 International and Domestic Regulation of Launches DavisMC1-02
Thu 18 Jan 201809:00L8 Human Space Exploration ?MC1-02
Thu 18 Jan 201810:15L9 Space Psychology JurblumMC1-02
Thu 18 Jan 201811:30L10 Being an Astronaut YiMC1-02
Fri 19 Jan 201809:00L11 Space Ethics ArnouldMC1-02
Fri 19 Jan 201810:15L12 Space Medicine GoodenMC1-02
Fri 19 Jan 201811:30L13 Spacesuit Design WaldieMC1-02
Mon 22 Jan 201809:00L14 System Approach to New Capabilities in EO WoodMC1-02
Mon 22 Jan 201810:15L15 Introduction to Satellite Application NikoloffMC1-02
Mon 22 Jan 201811:30L16 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing BruceMC1-02
Tue 23 Jan 201809:00L17 Launch Systems NeumannMC1-02
Tue 23 Jan 201810:15L18 Orbital Dynamics TsafnatMC1-02
Tue 23 Jan 201811:30L19 Positioning Navigation and Timing DempsterMC1-02
Wed 24 Jan 201809:00L20 The Sun and Solar Wind CaprarelliMC1-02
Wed 24 Jan 201810:15L21 The Space Environment CairnsMC1-02
Wed 24 Jan 201811:30L22 Space Situational Awareness NeudeggMC1-02
Thu 25 Jan 201809:45L23 Frequency Allocation SenataMC1-02
Thu 25 Jan 201811:00L24 Fundamentals of Space Telecommunications CowleyMC1-02
Thu 25 Jan 201812:15L25 Communication Applications in Space LechnerMC1-02
Fri 26 Jan 201809:00L26 SBAS MichellMC1-02
Fri 26 Jan 201810:15L27 Space Law ZwartMC1-02
Fri 26 Jan 201811:30L28 Space Law BlakeMC1-02
Mon 29 Jan 201809:00L35 Innovation HatamlehMC1-02
Mon 29 Jan 201810:15L36 Spacecraft Systems ConnollyMC1-02
Mon 29 Jan 201811:30L37 CubeSats MC1-02
Tue 30 Jan 201809:00L29 Cultural Rationales for Space Activities DoughertyITR - Building W
Tue 30 Jan 201810:15L30 Space and Society Dougherty, Gorman
Tue 30 Jan 201811:30L31 Space junk Gorman
Wed 31 Jan 201809:00L32 The Solar System CaprarelliITR - Building W
Wed 31 Jan 201810:15L33 The EM spectrum Caprarelli
Wed 31 Jan 201811:30L34 Mars Jones
Thu 1 Feb 201809:00L38 Off Earth Structural Engineering ScottMC1-02
Thu 1 Feb 201810:15L39 Space Mission Design ConnollyMC1-02
Thu 1 Feb 201811:30L40 Planning Human Missions to Mars ConnollyMC1-02
Fri 2 Feb 201809:00L41 Spacecraft Propulsion ConnollyMC1-02
Fri 2 Feb 201810:15L42 Cosmology: The Origin and Fate of the Universe LineweaverMC1-02
Fri 2 Feb 201811:30L43 TBD TBDMC1-02

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Chapter 8: Workshops - View/hide


Date Time Workshop Code Workshop Title Presenter Location
Tue 16 Jan 201814:00WS2 Learning Skills Workshop Planetarium - Building P
Tue 16 Jan 201814:00WS1 Intercultural Communication Workshop PeetersMC1-03
Tue 16 Jan 201814:00WS3 Learning Skills Workshop Planetarium - Building P
Tue 16 Jan 201819:00WS4-1 Team Building 1 YiExperience 1, A2-23, Building A
Wed 17 Jan 201819:00WS4-2 Team Building 2 YiExperience 1, A2-23, Building A
Thu 18 Jan 201814:00WS5 Expeditionary Behaviour Yi, JurblumMM1-04
Fri 19 Jan 201814:00WS6 Human Adaptation to Spaceflight: Lecture + Workshop Gooden, Waldie, CableMC1-03
Fri 19 Jan 201819:00WS4-3 Team Building 3 YiExperience 1, A2-23, Building A
Sat 20 Jan 201809:00WS4-4 Rube-Goldberg YiX1
Mon 22 Jan 201814:00WS7 Planetarium 14.00 and 15.30 + 2 groups, 1 hour eachExperience 1
Tue 23 Jan 201814:00WS8a Orbital Mechanics TsafnatMM1-04, MM1-04
Tue 23 Jan 201814:00WS8b GNSS DempsterF1-13
Tue 23 Jan 201819:00WS9 Balloon Launch Planning TBDMM1-04, MM1-04
Wed 24 Jan 201814:00WS10 SSA and Space Environment Workshop Cairns, NeudeggF1-15
Thu 25 Jan 201814:00WS11 Telecommunication Workshop Lechner, CowleyMM1-04
Fri 26 Jan 201814:00WS12 Space Law OR Space Tourism/Geopolitics of Launch TBDExperience 1
Sat 27 Jan 201809:00WS13 Design Thinking and Innovation Issues Workshop Hatamleh
Sat 27 Jan 201814:00WS14 Balloon Launch Prep TBD
Sat 27 Jan 201819:00WS15 Balloon Experiment TBDRoom to be advised
Mon 29 Jan 201814:00WS19 Cubesat Workshop TBDExperience 1 (A2-23)
Mon 29 Jan 201819:00WS17 Balloon Experiment Results/Analysis MC1-02
Tue 30 Jan 201814:00WS16 Space and Culture Workshop Gorman, Dougherty
Wed 31 Jan 201814:00WS18 TBD Jones, Rollison, Caprarelli
Thu 1 Feb 201814:00WS20 TBD TBD
Fri 2 Feb 201814:00WS21 Rocket Launch Preparation / Work TBDExperience 1
Sat 3 Feb 201809:00WS22 Rocket Launch Preparation / Work TBDExperience 1
Tue 6 Feb 201816:00WS23 Technical Writing Skills TBDExperience 1
Wed 7 Feb 201816:00WS24a Presentation Skills 1 TBDExperience 1
Wed 7 Feb 201819:00WS24b Presentation Skills 2 TBDMM Oval Office (MM1-05)
Thu 8 Feb 201816:00WS24c Presentation Skills 3 TBDExperience 1
Fri 9 Feb 201815:00WS24d Presentation Skills 4 TBD

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Chapter 9: Public Events - View/hide

Public Events

Date Time Event Code Event Title Presenters Location
Thursday 18 January 201818:00PE1-SE7 Distinguished Lecturer ?Allan Scott Auditorium, Uni SA City West Campus
Saturday 20 January 201818:00PE2-SE9 International Astronaut and Human Spaceflight Panel Yi, Peeters, HatamlehAllan Scott Auditorium, Uni SA City West Campus
Monday 22 January 201819:00PE3-SE13 Role of Ethics in Space Arnouldmc121
Thursday 25 January 201818:00PE4-SE14 Panel on Enablers for countries developing a space indus try TBD
Thursday 1 February 201818:00PE5-SE20 Public Lecture : Keynote Talk by Charley Lineweaver

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Chapter 10: Team Projects - View/hide

Coming soon!

Last modified: 1 December 2017

Chapter 11: Evaluation - View/hide


The SH-SSP18 evaluation will have three major components:

1. Core lectures - one-third

2. Workshops - one-third

3. Team project Performance - one-third.

The composite SH-SSP evaluation will be given a corresponding Letter Grade as follows:

Letter GradeDescription
BVery Good

Participants must achieve at least an Acceptable (D) evaluation in each of the three components to earn a Certificate of Completion for the SH-SSP18, as explained in this chapter and in the Academic and Ethical Guidelines chapter. Participants should familiarize themselves with these guidelines. At the beginning of the program, each participant will be asked to sign an agreement undertaking to abide by the rules, guidelines and obligations contained in this Handbook.

The marks obtained in each of the 3 components will be discussed, moderated and ratified during an all-staff meeting held after the final presentation of the Team Project. During the meeting the staff will discuss not only each participantÕs performance for the academic tasks related to the three components, but will also use observations of participation, engagement, team-work and effective leadership demonstrated by each participant to award the final grade. It is expected that all students will be active and engaged in all team tasks, rise to the challenges, and fulfil their commitment to the rest of the class in terms of delivering on milestones and responsible behaviour. All members of the teaching staff will take notes throughout the duration of the program and will present their observations at the grade ratification meeting.

Assignment deadlines, interviews and milestones in this handbook are current at time of publication. Participants are strongly advised to check the timetable frequently and regularly for any last minute modification to the timeline, and to pay close attention to all verbal communications delivered by teaching staff during class for essential logistics details.

Core Curriculum Quiz and Examination

There will be two short quizzes - the first on January 20, and the second on January 26 (check the timetable).

The first quiz will cover material presented the in weeks 1 and 2 of the Core Lecture series and the second quiz will cover the remaining lectures up to the date of the second quiz. The quizzes will comprise multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, or short answer (one sentence) questions. The quizzes will be disciplinary in nature, meaning that questions will assess understanding of key concepts from each core lecture, rather than synthesizing information across lectures.

Each quiz question is worth one point and the quiz grade is recorded as a percentage score. If a participant misses a quiz without permission, there will be no opportunity to retake the quiz and a score of zero (0) will be given for the missed quiz.

The exam will be conducted on Jan 31, and will cover all lecture material in the Core Lecture Series. It will consist of three (3) interdisciplinary questions of which two (2) must be answered. It is the participant’s choice as to which two questions are addressed. The questions are designed to assess the participant’s ability to synthesize the information presented in the core lectures to address a multifaceted interdisciplinary topic reflecting both technical and nontechnical content.

The exam will be derived from the material in the core lectures only. Participants should study the presentation materials, Core Lecture Study Notes (CLSNs), and notes taken during the lectures to be fully prepared.

The quiz and exam results together comprise the core curriculum performance assessment (i.e., the Core Grade). An exam briefing will be presented before the exam (check the timetable).

The apportionment of scores for the quizzes and examination will be as follows:


A final score of at least 50% is required to achieve an acceptable performance level.

A re-sit examination opportunity will be provided to any participant who does not achieve an acceptable performance level on the Core element. Should a re-sit be required, the mark from the re-sit examination is limited to a maximum score of 50% (Acceptable). A re-sit examination will not be arranged where a participant has achieved an acceptable performance level on the Core element.

Workshop Evaluation

The exercises assigned in A MINIMUM of 2 and up to 5 randomly selected workshops will be marked using percentages, and the marks will be averaged. The weight of the marks will be the same for each assessed workshop, regardless of the number of exercises assigned. For example, if one workshop has 5 assessable tasks, and another has only one assessable task, the overall marks for each workshop will be averaged without difference in the weights.

Participants must attend all workshops. If a participant misses one of the assessable workshop, the default mark for that workshop will be 0%.

Team Project Evaluation

In evaluating the Team Project activities, the Chairs and faculty will take into consideration the following:

• The ability of the participants, both individually and collectively, to work within and lead teams; to communicate one-to-one and in group meetings; define project objectives and ensure their fulfilment; perform successfully the project parts assigned to them; gather, utilize and integrate knowledge gained in all aspects of the program; provide innovative ideas in order to achieve the objectives of the team project; deliver effective reports and presentations

• The importance, relevance and completeness of the bibliographical search and survey

• The timely development and submission of the team project plan

• The quality of the final written report and the executive summary and the final presentation: innovative ideas, completeness of its contents, overall organization, clarity, critical analysis, coherence and consistency.

Each participant's contribution and individual overall mark for the team project will be based on the following five elements:

1. Interview - individual assessment (15%) - January 24

2. Plan - group assessment (10%) - deadline: January 25

3. Summary / Reflections - individual assessment (15%) - deadline: February 2

4. Final Report (the Team Project) - group assessment (25%) - deadline: February 7

5. Executive Summary - group assessment (10%) - deadline: February 7

6. Poster - group assessment (10%) - deadline: February 8

7. Tri-folder - group assessment (5%) - deadline: February 8

8. Final Presentation - group assessment (10%) - February 9

Points are deducted from the final report mark if:

• The report is handed in late

• Report specifications are not met

Completion of SH-SSP18

Upon successful completion of the SH-SSP, participants receive a transcript of their results and an ISU certificate of completion. Transcripts will reflect all components of the program evaluation as described in this chapter.

Transcripts will give both a quantitative and a qualitative evaluation of the participant's performance. It will include an overall mark for the SH-SSP18 based on even weighting of the three evaluation elements. The ISU certificate will be awarded only to those participants who obtain a pass (a mark of 50 percent or above) in each of the evaluation components. A letter of participation will be issued to those participants who complete the program but do not obtain an overall passing mark.

To obtain a copy of their academic transcript, participants must make a written request to ISU's Registrar at the Central Campus in Strasbourg:

Transcripts will not be given to third parties without the written authorization of the individual participant.

Academic Credit

On successful completion of the program participants will receive a Certificate from ISU and an Executive Certificate from UniSA. Holders of the Executive Certificate will receive 50 percent credit upon admission to the UniSA Graduate Certificate in Space Studies. Participants who successfully complete the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program Executive Certificate or the Graduate Certificate in Space Studies may be granted credit in a UniSA undergraduate program with the approval of the UniSA program director. Participants may be able to receive credit in graduate and undergraduate programs in other Australian and overseas universities upon completion of the SH-SSP18 or the UniSA Graduate Certificate in Space Studies. The obtaining of credit will be the responsibility of the individual participant.

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Academic Guidelines


Participants who miss five (5) days or more of the course will not receive a Certificate of Completion unless exceptional circumstances apply, and will instead be issued a Certificate of Participation. If exceptional circumstances apply, a determination will be made by the SH-SSP Director in consultation with the SH-SSP Co-Director .

Participants who leave the program before its completion, and who have maintained good academic standing, will be issued a letter from the SH-SSP Director describing the extent of their participation.


Any participant who is not undergoing disciplinary proceedings may petition for early withdrawal from the program. Petition for withdrawal must be submitted in writing to the SH-SSP Director.

Upon receipt of the written request, the petition for withdrawal will be decided upon by the SH-SSP Director, in consultation with the SH-SSP Co-Director.

If the petition for withdrawal is approved by ISU, the participant may then request to be readmitted to the following session of the SH-SSP.

Participant Responsibilities

The International Space University experience is a composite of knowledge gained through formal methods such as lectures, as well as through more informal channels of discussion and participation in activities inside and outside of the classroom. In addition, ISU seeks to develop each participant’s capabilities, network of associates, and interpersonal skills in small and large group settings.

Attendance and active participation are expected at all official SH-SSP academic activities and functions. Any absence from the SH-SSP session requires the prior approval of the SH-SSP Director. Extended absences include: absence that prevents a participant from attending lectures, workshops, professional visits, Team Project activities, or other official SH-SSP academic activities.

Academic Warning

Participants whose academic performance is unsatisfactory will be subject to one or more of the following procedures.

Core Examination

When a participant fails the core examination, the following procedure will be instituted:

1. The participant is notified in writing that he/she has failed.

2. If it is determined that the participant failed the examination due to extraneous circumstances, such as: poor language skills, personal difficulties, illness, or other extenuating circumstances, then a re-sit examination will be administered. If the participant passes the re-sit examination, then he/she will receive a grade of Pass. Marks on re-sit examinations will be limited to the maximum possible score of 50%. The higher result of the two exams will be taken as the final mark. No re-sit examination will be arranged in case all participants pass the original exam. If the participant fails the re-sit examination, he/she will receive a grade of Unsatisfactory for this evaluation element of the program.

4. If no extraneous circumstances for the failure are found, the participant will be informed by the Department Chair and in writing by the Academic Coordinator that he/she will receive a grade of Unsatisfactory for this evaluation element of the program.

Team Project

If a participant’s academic performance is unsatisfactory in this program element as assessed by the Team Project Chair, then the participant will be placed on academic probation and will receive a written warning from the SH-SSP Director containing the reasons for his/her unsatisfactory performance. The participant will have one week to improve his/her performance. If the participant’s performance does not improve to the satisfaction of the SH-SSP Director and the Team Project Chair, the participant will be notified that he/she will receive a grade of Unsatisfactory for this evaluation element of the program.

ISU Code of Conduct and Ethics (COCE)

ISU’s Code of Conduct and Ethics (COCE) commits everyone in the ISU community to the highest ethical standards in furtherance of ISU’s mission of teaching, research, and service. The foundations of ethical behavior at ISU are a commitment to respecting the rights and dignity of all persons and a commitment to discharging our obligations to others in a fair and honest manner. Every member of ISU plays an important role in keeping these commitments by demonstrating integrity and respect in his or her daily activities and in the performance of their responsibilities. This Code of Conduct and Ethics establishes a statement of principles to guide the activities of all ISU faculty, staff, and participants.

Honorable Conduct

All ISU participants, staff, and faculty shall conduct themselves in a manner that is honorable and respectful of other people and of ISU. They shall abstain from any public action, statement, or publication that would be incompatible with their duties or obligations as an ISU staff member and/or faculty members. This shall pertain to activities within classes, during examinations, while participating in ISU-sponsored events, and within the host communities.

Harassment and Discriminatory Behavior

Discrimination against, or harassment of, an individual on the basis of his/her race, origin, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical challenge, or any other ground is prohibited and shall not be tolerated.

Academic Honesty

All members of the ISU community shall conduct themselves in accordance with accepted principles of academic honesty as described in this Program Handbook. Cheating, plagiarism, copyright violations, or other forms of dishonesty are prohibited and shall not be tolerated. Violation of the ISU academic honesty policy will result in penalties commensurate with the offense.


ISU considers the following behavior, or attempts thereof, by any participant, staff, or faculty member, whether acting alone or with any other persons, to violate the ISU Code of Conduct and Ethics, including, but not limited to:

(a) Physical harm or threat of physical harm to any person or persons, including, but not limited to assault, sexual abuse, or other forms of physical abuse.

(b) Harassment, whether physical or verbal, oral or written, which is beyond the bounds of protected free speech, directed at a specific individual(s) and likely to cause an immediate breach of the peace.

(c) Conduct which threatens the mental health, physical health, or safety of any person or persons including, but not limited to drug or alcohol abuse, and other forms of destructive behavior.

(d) Academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to plagiarism and cheating, and other forms of academic misconduct, for example, misuse of academic resources or facilities, or misuse of computer software, data, equipment, or networks.

(e) Intentional disruption or obstruction of any activity organized by ISU or by an institution hosting an ISU program or activity, such as the SH-SSP, or the right of its members to carry on their legitimate activities, to speak or to associate with others (including their exercise of the right to assemble and to peaceful protest).

(f) Theft of or damage to personal or ISU property, effects, information, intellectual property, or services, or illegal possession or use of the same.

(g) Forgery, alteration, fabrication, or misuse of identification cards, records, grades, documents, or misrepresentation of any kind to an ISU office or member.

(h) Unauthorized entry, use, or occupation of ISU facilities or SH-SSP host facilities that are locked, closed, or otherwise restricted as to use.

(i) Disorderly conduct including, but not limited to public intoxication, lewd, indecent or obscene behavior, libel, slander, and illegal gambling.

(j) Unauthorized possession or use of any weapon including firearms, BB-guns, air rifles, explosive devices, fireworks, or any other dangerous, illegal, or hazardous object or material, and improper use as a weapon of any otherwise permitted object or material.

(k) Counselling, procuring, conspiring, or aiding a person with commission of an offense, or knowingly or maliciously bringing a false charge against any member of ISU under this code.

(l) Refusal to comply with a sanction or sanctions imposed under the procedures of this code.

Duty to Assist in Implementing the ISU Code of Conduct and Ethics

Participants, staff, and faculty who witness violations of the ISU Code of Conduct and Ethics are encouraged to approach the offender in a manner that can lead to informal mitigation of the offense. Every attempt should be made to resolve the situation in a manner that assists the offender to correct his/her behavior while maintaining the integrity of ISU and other individuals who may be involved. In instances where the offense is considered to merit additional action, the matter is to be referred to the appropriate person: Where a participant is involved in such offense, the appropriate person is the Director of the relevant ISU Program; where it is a member of the ISU Faculty, it is the Dean; in other cases, it is the ISU President.

Action in case of Misconduct or Violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethics

ISU shall establish a centrally appointed Committee on Academic Conduct and Ethics (CACE) as specified in the procedures below. For the purposes of confidential and central record keeping, a one-page summary of the outcome of all investigations shall be copied to the ISU Academic Unit to be kept on file. Whenever possible and appropriate, informal resolution and mediation shall be used to resolve issues of individual behavior before resort is made to formal disciplinary procedures.

Committee on Academic Conduct and Ethics (CACE)

During a session of the SH-SSP, the SH-SSP Committee on Academic Conduct and Ethics addresses all issues regarding the disciplinary aspects of the academic life, academic freedom, academic duties, and responsibilities, as well as breaches to the ISU Code of Conduct and Ethics. In all matters brought before the SH-SSP CACE, all parties will be given fair and equal opportunity to present their views to the Committee.


During a session of the SH-SSP, the SH-SSP CACE is composed of:

• Three ISU Faculty members elected from and by the members of the faculty of ISU present on site; and

• The SH-SSP Director.

This Committee elects its Chair from among the Chair members of the Committee.


The SH-SSP CACE will consider all allegations of ISU Code of Conduct and Ethics violations brought forth by a participant, staff member, or a member of the faculty. All such complaints must be made in writing. The SH-SSP CACE, will provide a copy of the written complaint to the individual against whom the complaint has been made as soon as feasible. The individual against whom a complaint is lodged shall have the right to file a written response to the allegations or appear in person before the committee. The complainant must be willing to appear before the SH-SSP CACE, should the Committee consider such an appearance necessary to determine the truth or substance of the allegations in the complaint.

The Committee shall investigate the complaints and determine if the allegations are valid and if they violate the ISU Code of Conduct and Ethics. If it is determined that a violation of the ISU Code of Conducts and Ethics has taken place, the SH-SSP CACE will take one of the following disciplinary measures for violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethics:

  • warning and probation,

  • suspension or

  • expulsion.

The following measures or combinations of them may be imposed upon individuals found to have committed an offense under the ISU Code of Conduct and Ethics.

Warning and Probation

A written warning and notice of probation explicitly states that further disciplinary action will ensue if the individual fails to achieve a satisfactory level of behavior within the proscribed probation period. During the time of this warning or probation period the individual’s behavior shall be closely monitored in an effort to effect improvement or change. If new significant problems of behavior arise during the probationary period, the CACE has the power to extend the period of probation or impose a suspension or expulsion.

Suspension or Expulsion

If a participant, member of the Faculty of ISU, lecturer on site, or staff member has committed an offense under the ISU Code of Conduct and Ethics, and does not achieve the required behavior standards by the review date provided in a written warning, or if this individual is found to have engaged in willful misconduct, disobedience, or willful neglect of duty, a sanction of suspension or expulsion can be imposed.

A letter of suspension or expulsion will be issued to be effective on the date of the decision.

In the case of a participant, these sanctions may be imposed only where it has been determined that the offense or offenses committed is or are of such a serious nature that the participant’s continued participation threatens the academic function of the ISU program or the ability of other participants to continue their program(s) of study.

In all cases of disciplinary action decided by the CACE, the individual involved has the right of an appeal to the ISU President.

Interim Conditions and Measures

Ongoing personal Safety

In cases where the allegations of behavior are serious and constitute a significant personal safety threat to members of the ISU community, the SH-SSP Director is authorized to impose interim conditions that balance the need of complainants for safety with the requirement of fairness to the respondent. The interim conditions are in no way to be construed as indicative of guilt, and shall remain in place until the charges are disposed of under the SH-SSP CACE’s procedures.

Urgent Situations

In some circumstances, such as those involving serious threats or violent behavior, it may be necessary to remove the individual from ISU. The SH-SSP Director may suspend the individual temporarily for up to three working days if there is reasonable apprehension that the safety of others is endangered, damage to property is likely to occur, or the continued presence of the individual would be disruptive to the legitimate operations of the ISU program. The individual(s) shall be informed immediately in writing of the reasons for the suspension and shall be afforded the opportunity to respond. The SH-SSP CACE must review the temporary suspension period, following a preliminary investigation, and either revoke or continue the suspension. The individual has the right of appeal to the President.

Appeal Procedure

All members of the ISU community have the right of appeal against a decision regarding them. Appeals shall be submitted in writing to the President of ISU. The President will consider all relevant material submitted and may request additional information and consult with others at his or her discretion. The President has the power to affirm, modify or quash the decision of the CACE and the President’s decision is final.

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UniSA Campus Rules

Building Rules

We welcome visitors, participants and staff to UniSA's Mawson Lakes Campus buildings and hope that people from all over the world, from different cultures and backgrounds, will feel comfortable here. As institutions, UniSA and ISU aim to promote international and intercultural relationships.

We ask for your cooperation in maintaining an environment conducive to education and other appropriate uses of the buildings and in complying with certain rules of conduct intended to ensure the comfort and protection of all who use the facilities.

Out of respect for others, please:

1. DO NOT perform any acts that violate criminal or civil codes of law.

2. DO NOT consume excessive alcohol or be under the influence of drugs.

3. DO NOT smoke inside the buildings (smoking is permitted outside buildings).

4. DO NOT use radios, mobile telephones, CD or tape players audible to others during program activities.

In order to keep the facilities clean and secure, please observe these rules:

5. No animals, other than service dogs, are allowed in the building.

6. No bicycles are allowed in the buildings, and skateboards, in-line skates, etc. must be hand carried inside the building.

7. No entrance or exit may be blocked open.

8. No food or drink is allowed in any of the auditoria, the laboratories or the library. Eating and drinking are permitted in designated areas such as in the student lounges.

9. Please clean up any debris or mess you create.

10. Please lock your office when you leave.

11. Please turn off the lights when you are the last to leave your area of the building or the building itself.

12. Please do not remove any furniture from any room or auditorium.

For any other needs, please ask the staff.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Emergency Number: 000 from all phones for police, fire or ambulance

From a mobile phone dial 000 or text emergency call to 106.

If calling from a mobile phone you need to identify the town and state you are calling from i.e. Adelaide, South Australia.

- Mawson Lakes Campus Security Tel: 8302 3333

- or internal extension: 88 888

- or dial Security (all hours) 1-800-500-911

Security staff are located on the ground floor of Building A.

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Academic Facilities

The Mawson Lakes campus offers full academic facilities, including library, social, computers, and athletic and other resources.

The Mawson Centre

The Mawson Centre is the location where all core lectures will be held. It is also the location of the SH-SSP17 staff offices, as well as the UniSA administration.

Experience 1

The Experience 1 facility is on the second floor of the 'A' building and is the site for most workshops, culture nights and movie nights. It is a reconfigurable space that can be set up in many different ways. It will be for the exclusive use of our program.


The UniSA library houses a multidisciplinary collection of documents related to space including general material to support the lectures as well as more specific material to support the White Paper project. These include books, reports, journal articles, newsletters, and additional resources.

MC 1-02 Lecture Theatre

This is a state of the art lecture theatre in the Mawson Centre where all core lectures and program ceremonies at Mawson Lakes are held.

MM Building Oval Theatre

This is a state of the art oval shaped lecture space in the newest building on campus, the Materials and Mineral Sciences Building. It will be used for special events, such as the White Paper final presentation.


The selected accommodation for participants is in apartments located adjacent to the UniSA Mawson Lakes campus. These apartments are fully equipped, including laundry, kitchen, TV and air conditioning. Apartments have two or three bedrooms. In some cases, participants will share a bathroom.

Participant Mailing Address:

Participant name
C/- Ms. Lesley Grady
PVC's Office
Mawson Lakes Campus
University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide SA 5095

Coming to Adelaide

Adelaide has a major international airport, providing direct and connecting air service to the world. It also has major highway and train networks.

By Plane

Adelaide airport is the fifth busiest in Australia and is approximately 6 km. from the city centre and 15 km from our campus. It was named the second best international airport in 2006. It has a modern terminal and direct services throughout Australia and many international destinations. Service is provided by 16 Australian and international carriers. See:

Local Public Transportation

Adelaide is served by an excellent public transportation system, including a mix of bus, tram, and rail services. The Mawson Lakes campus has several bus stops and bus routes. Some routes connect directly to the Mawson Lakes Interchange station, which is less than 1 km from campus. This station provides metro rail service to downtown Adelaide railway station (14 km) south on the Gawler Central Line.

Local Transport Hire


Adelaide Independent Taxi Service
Telephone: 13 22 11

Suburban Taxi
Telephone: 131 008
6- and 7-seat passenger taxis available
Telephone: 8234 8011
For further information:

Yellow Cab Co.
Telephone: 13 2227
Internet Booking Service:

Bicycle Hire

The areas around Mawson Lakes are generally flat and are excellent biking locations. Hirers will need to show identification in the form of a passport or driver's license. Information on bike rental is available through Bicycle SA:

Or alternatively search the web for bike sales and hire via for example.

Car Hire

A variety of car rental companies have locations in Adelaide:

- Avis

- Budget

- Europcar

- Thrifty

- Hertz

Or alternatively search the web for other car hire companies.

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Chapter 15: Campus Map - View/hide

MC- Mawson Centre Lecture Theatre, ISU staff offices, computer pool

Building A- Experience 1 Lab (Level 2) All workshops, white paper meetings culture nights, etc.

Mawson Lakes Hotel- Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Building C- Library

Building P- Planetarium

Building F- Hands-on computer labs and computer pods

Mawson Lakes Town Centre- Restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacy, bars, etc.

X- Student apartments

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Chapter 16: Graduate Certificate in Space Studies - View/hide

UniSA Graduate Certificate in Space Studies


This University of South Australia program provides graduates, skilled practitioners and professionals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds with a broad understanding of issues related to space studies.

This program is especially designed for you if you have completed the International Space University (ISU) Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SH-SSP) or a similar ISU program, such as the ISU Space Studies Program.

The Graduate Certificate in Space Studies gives you the opportunity to focus on individual research and writing based on issues that emanate from the SH-SSP Team Project or from work undertaken in an ISU Space Studies Program. Your project work commences at UniSA in intensive face to face mode for three days immediately following the SH-SSP18, and is then completed in external mode from your home institution within three months.

Topics for research will vary across the numerous subjects introduced in SH-SSP and will range from space related technology to space biology, economics, law and policy. Staff from UniSA and the ISU will provide expert supervision for the space studies projects.

Careers and Industry

This program will appeal to people within space related industries or those who have a genuine interest in space. Students will be drawn from and enter employment in the following space sectors.

- Space technology (design of space launch systems, space vehicle component design and satellite payloads)

- Telecommunications

- Earth observation/Remote sensing

- Space policy and regulation

- Space tourism

- Applications of space technologies

International students can study this program under an either a Tourist Visa or an Occupational Training Visa 442.

About UniSA

The Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment is a world-leader in engineering teaching and research, boasting standards of academic excellence in engineering and technology that have been ranked 69 amongst the top 100 universities in the world, the top six in Australia, and the only university in South Australia in the 2014-2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The Australian Research Council's 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) recognised the university's research in the areas of Environmental Science and Management, Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Materials Engineering; and Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy as well above world class.

Further Study

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Space Studies have the opportunity to participate in the Master of Space Studies program offered by the ISU, at their central campus in Strasbourg. For more information visit:

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelors degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent and successful completion of the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (formerly the Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program) or a similar ISU program, such as the ISU Space Studies Program.

Further Information and On-line Enrolment

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ISU Alumni Organisations

One of the great strengths of the ISU and SHS-SP experience is its access to the global network of alumni. There are many national and regional ISU alumni associations that organize activities, hold social events and offer information. The associations are open to both citizens and residents of the country or region indicated.


ISU African Alumni Association


Austrian ISU Alumni Association (AISUA)



ISU Belgian Alumni Association (IBAA)


CAISU (Canadian Alumni of ISU)


EAA (European Alumni Association)




Isle of Man ISU Alumni Association


Japanese Alumni Society for the ISU (JASI)


ISU Turkish Alumni Network (ISUTR)



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