Global Space Policy

8 Weeks
Start Date
06 March 2025
About the Course

The Global Space Policy (GSP) Course is aimed at equipping practitioners and professionals with information, knowledge and skills, to make the best space decisions, policies, strategies and programmes, while taking cognizance of limited available resources and the geopolitical environment. It is intended for students, professionals and executives, who are interested in the science and art of decision- and policy-making.

The Course is taught by expert facilitators from around the world. The course modules and content are designed to accommodate people from different academic and professional backgrounds.

Live sessions take place virtually for the convenience of the participants. There are also non-live interactive sessions.

Expected learning outcomes

  • Understand concepts used in space policy, security, governance and diplomacy
  • Appreciate the importance of space policy and learn to apply the process of space policymaking

  • Understand the nexus between space policy and development of firm/national space capability

  • How to analyse and synthesise information for decision/policy making
  • Learn from the SWOT analysis of selected spacefaring and emerging countries and apply lessons learnt

  • Understand trends in national, regional and international space governance

  • Develop knowledge and skills for tackling emerging technological and policy challenges


Who should attend?

  • Government officials

  • Public servants

  • Members of Parliament

  • Organisation/Team Leads

  • Young professionals

  • Students


Benefits of participation

  • Gain knowledge in space policymaking

  • Earn a certificate in space policy

  • Become part of the ASLI Network


Curriculum for 2024

The course contains four modules.

Primer on Outer Space: Sound policy requires some level of fundamental technical knowledge. This module is to provide necessary foundational knowledge about space including fundamental space science, satellites, orbits, frequency spectrum, and spaceflight. Three topics will be covered in this module namely Physics of Outer Space Environment, Orbital Mechanics and Space Geopolitics.

Primer on Space Policymaking: A discussion on concepts, process and actors in space policy making and advising, as well as a brief history on space development. Two topics will be covered under this module namely Fundamentals of Space Policymaking; and Design of a Space Policy and Strategy.

The lecture on Fundamentals of Space Policymaking introduces principles and methodologies for making space policies. This lecture contains a live simulation exercise.

The lecture on drafting of national space policy and/or strategy gives a general overview of the meaning, application and implication of space policy. It highlights the role of policy and politics in attaining national goals. It describes the dimensions of space policy and places space policy within the context of other public policies.

Case Studies: Case studies of two countries in Africa (Angola and South Africa), two non-African countries (India and the UK) and two regional space programmes (the EU and Asia-Pacific regions).

There will also be a discussion on the African Outer Space Programme. This consist of the African Space Policy and Strategy; the African Space Agency (AfSA) and AU space application programmes.

Outer Space Treaty and Principles: This module is an introduction into the provisions of the treaties and principles of the Outer Space Treaty. There also be a discussion on emerging technologies and issues.


Facilitators for 2024 cohort
– Dr. Tare Brisibe (Legal and Regulatory Affairs, SES Satellites)
Prof. Namrata Goswami (Independent scholar and international affairs expert)
Dr. Valanathan Munsami (Deputy CEO, Saudi Space Agency; and Cofounder, ASLI)
Prof. Nicolas Peter (President, International Space University, Strasbourg, France)
Dr. Taiwo Tejumola (University of Southampton, UK)
Dr. Zolana Joao (General Manager, Angola National Space Office)
Dr. Memme Onwudiwe (Cofounder, Evisort Inc.
Prof. James Chibueze (Professor, University of South Africa)
Dr. Narayan Prasad (Cofounder, satsearch and Spaceport Sarabhai)
Dr. Bleddyn Bowen (Professor, University of Leicester, UK)
Mr. Etim Offiong (Cofounder, ASLI)


Programme schedule
Live sessions hold on every Thursday and Friday in March and April.

ZAR 4,950

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