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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Continuing Education

    Continuing Education Courses


    AIAA is committed to keeping aerospace professionals at their technical best, and provides an ongoing source of learning, community, professional connections, and career development. Gain the knowledge you need to excel in your field or to move confidently into a new one. Learn how to interact with students and teachers, and help inspire the next generation of aerospace leaders.

    AIAA will offer two courses Sunday – Monday, 8 – 9 September 2013, in conjunction with the AIAA SPACE Conference.  

    Introduction to Space Systems [cancelled]

    This 2-day course “Introduction to Space Systems” provides an introduction to the concepts and technologies of modern space systems. Space systems combine engineering, science, and external phenomena. We concentrate on scientific and engineering foundations of spacecraft systems and interactions among various subsystems.



    Mike Gruntman, Professor of Astronautics, University of Southern California 


    Satellite Communications, Today and Tomorrow: Technical Basics and Market and Technology Trends [cancelled]

    This course provides and introduction to those aspects of RF transmission technology which are important to and govern the design of satellite communication systems.



    Edward Ashford, former Vice President for Technology Development for SES of Luxembourg, and former Vice President for Broadcast Satellite Development at a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin
    Joseph N. Pelton, former Dean of the International Space University and Director Emeritus of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) at George Washington University 


      Early Bird  Standard     Onsite
      Before 12 August 2013  13 August - 8 September 2013    
      AIAA Member   $1350 $1450 $1550 
    Nonmember   $1460 $1560 $1660