SP310 – International Space Capabilities 2 (International Space Control)

1-5 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for ISR University/Global Space University Participants Only

Space 310 is the continuation of a career-long pursuit for space professionals to develop the global perspective necessary to provide innovative solutions to the Joint community. The 2018 US National Security Strategy identifies three main sets of challengers to US and global security – the revisionist powers of China and Russia, the rogue states of Iran and North Korea, and transnational threat organizations, particularly jihadist terrorist groups. China and Russia threaten the ability of nations around the world to deter aggression, protect national interests, and fight and win future conflicts. Simultaneously, the rapidly expanding commercial space industry provides low-cost space capabilities & options for nations and actors across the globe to enter a previously inaccessible domain. China and Russia are developing a wide array of counter-space weapons to hinder international access to essential space services and purposefully interfere with the electro-magnetic spectrum. Private industry is developing orbital maintenance and orbital debris removal capabilities which will represent future counterspace threats. This course flows through the Threat Continuum providing required insight to ensure freedom of action in space and, when necessary, defend against threats and deny International freedom of action in space.

For more information on ISR University: https://isruniversity.com/

For more information on GSU: https://globalspaceuniversity.org/


Course Details

Number of Units: 5.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Commercial/Industry Space professionals, US Military & allied partners.

Directions to Enrolled Participants for University Credit: Submit your Certificate of Completion by email to [email protected] after enrolling for credit and completing the course.

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or equivalent & Some College or bachelor’s degree; SP100, SP200, and SP300

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What You Will Learn

  • Describe the capabilities, limitations, and vulnerabilities of International counterspace capabilities
  • Describe the effect of international counterspace capabilities on the operational environment
  • Identify International counterspace systems by type, target, and effect
  • Identify emerging commercial technologies that may be used to achieve counterspace effects
  • Apply knowledge of International counterspace systems to plan effective employment of space support to coalition theater operations
  • Evaluate an international nation's ability to use space control systems to defeat allied capabilities
  • Construct a plan to defend your group’s assigned mission area from International Counterspace Systems


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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