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New MOOC: Space Mission Design and Operations  

Learn the concepts used in the design of space missions, manned or unmanned and operations, based on the professional experience of the astronaut and professor Claude Nicollier. The course started starts on 22 February 2017.

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Space Courses in Switzerland

EPF Lausanne

EPFL has decided to strongly improve the number of lectures offered in the space domain with the creation of a Minor in Space Technology of 30 ETCS (European Credit Transfer System) made out of  lectures related to satellites, space science, space system engineering, Earth observation, space telecommunications, etc...

Other Courses and Institutes

Other space lectures are given in several universities and research centres spread throughout Switzerland. A non-exhaustive list is given below:

The Space Research & Planetary Sciences Divison at the University of Bern

The Institute of Astronomy of the ETH Zürich

The Geneva Observatory at the University of Geneva

The Remote Sensing Laboratories at the Department of Geography of the University of Zürich

The Astro-, Nuclear-, and Particle Physics Research Groups of the University of Basel

The World Radiation Center in Davos

The INTEGRAL Science Data Centre at the Astronomy Department of the University of Geneva

Lectures organised by the Swiss Astronautics Association

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI)

Space Courses in Europe

Several European universities offer dedicated courses related to space applications as shown below:

  • The International Space University (ISU) offers three main programs: the Summer Session Program (SSP), the Master in Space Studies (MSS) and the Master in Space Management (MSM)
  • The  SpacE Exploration and Development Systems (SEEDS) is an International Master Course focussed on the human and robotic exploration of space and on the related systems, instrumentation and techniques. It is a joint initiative of the Politecnico di Torino in Italy, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et l’Espace (ISAE, Toulouse) in France and the University of Leicester in UK.
  • Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology: SPACEMASTER Programme. Two-year Master programme spread out several European universities
  • The International Max-Planck Research School (IMPRS) on "Physical Processes in the Solar System and Beyond" offers a first choice possibility for graduate students to obtain their PhD degree in a major scientific discipline with optimal career opportunities

Continuing Education

The Swiss Space Center provides specific courses to professionals and students. Further description of the courses and registration


MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses are online courses with unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students, professors, and teaching assistants.

You will find on this page interesting MOOCs in Space field from all over the world !

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