The Graduate Certificate in Space Studies explores critical space topics and is led by industry leaders in space and aerospace. The curriculum was designed by former NASA astronaut and Dean of Science and Technology, Dr. James Reilly, veteran of three shuttle missions and five spacewalks.
Courses examine orbital mechanics, space exploration endeavors, remote sensing, and the role of space in modern warfare. Students in this online aerospace engineering program will learn advanced laws of planetary motion and gravitation. Classes also cover how to evaluate the political and commercial significance of national, international, and commercial space missions and joint operations.
Topics covered in this certification program online include:
- Research methods in space studies
- Introduction to space studies
- Introduction to orbital mechanics
- Remote sensing satellites
- Current and emerging space powers
- National space organization
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School Accreditation & Licensing
American Public University System is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
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