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SPST622 - Space Policy

Course Details

Course Code: SPST622 Course ID: 3720 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Since the beginning of the Space Age, U.S. Civil Space Policy has been a cornerstone in determining space organizational structures, mission objectives, and resource distribution. From the launch of Explorer 1 through the Apollo Program Moon landings and continuing on to the Space Shuttle and International Space Station operations, the U.S. Government has been heavily involved in establishing space exploration and exploitation. A study of the various players in the space community, the various government interfaces, and an emphasis on budget development is important to study the roles that policy has played in our nation’s space program.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • CO-1: Examine space policy through an assessment of historical context
  • CO-2: Describe the various processes and players involved in the creation of space policy
  • CO-3: Analyze past and current space policy issues through case studies
  • CO-4: Establish intellectual foundations for the integration of space policy in the overall civil, economic and security policies of the US and other space faring nations.
  • CO-5: Examine elements of space law, including space treaties and agreements, and its relationship to policy making
  • CO-6: Analyze the economics, commerce, and business aspects of space
  • CO-7: Review military space policy and examine elements of military space policy implementation
  • CO-8: Formulate future space policy by examining the current space and political environments
  • CO-9: Locate proper sources of data/information for weekly essays and research papers
Book Title: Space and Defense Policy (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
Author: Pilch, Frances / Coletta, Damon (Ed.)
Publication Info: Routledge N. Y.
ISBN: 9780415778794
Book Title: Space Politics and Policy- SPST622 students (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
Author: Sadeh, Eligar
Publication Info: Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9781402009020

Book Title:Space and Defense Policy
ISBN:9780415778794
Publication Info:Routledge N. Y.
Author:Pilch, Frances / Coletta, Damon (Ed.)
Unit Cost:$56.35
Book Title:Space Politics and Policy
ISBN:9781402009020
Author:Sadeh, Eligar
Unit Cost:$230.40

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.