Graduate Programs in Space

Students often find it difficult to finance their studies in their home country and more so abroad. So we started a new side project we started at NewSpace India of listing graduate programs in space that can help students interested in applying for graduate programs. The graduate studies featured on the list are mainly scholarship offering programs.

This is an open project where we intend to add to the current list. Here is a form where you can contribute any programs that may be added to the list.


Excerpts of the ‘Round Table Conference on Issues for National Space Legislation’

The industry players of the Indian space sector are slowly but certainly gravitating from being mere sub-contractors of ISRO towards being full-fledged participants in its upstream activities. Apparently encouraged by the global space innovation scene with SpaceX Falcon 9’s ‘vertical’ landing attempt and Virgin Galactic LauncherOne’s ambition of mass production, these private actors are in turn collaborating with newspace startups to garner enough innovation momentum. With the increasing number of stakeholders both government and private, and the complex MoU’s between them, a well designed legal framework is needed for streamlined functioning of the complete ecosystem.

To address this, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has taken the initiative and organised a Round Table Conference on “Commercialization and Privatization of Outer Space: Issues for National Space Legislation” on 18th July 2015 at their campus in Bangalore in partnership with the TMT Law Practice, New Delhi.… Click here to read the complete article

Abdul Kalam: India’s Werner von Braun + Champion of Youth Entrepreneurship

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, also known as “APJ” Abdul Kalam, was India’s equivalent of Werner von Braun, both brilliant rocket scientists. It is no secret that the rockets that launch planetary missions to Moon and Mars are also the ones that can carry missile heads. Thus, what a rocket scientist creates is dual-purpose technology and can be used both as a ballistic missile and a launch vehicle.

APJ and von Braun were masters of their craft who spearheaded ambitious rocket programs in two different hemispheres of the world. However, there are differences. Unlike von Braun, APJ did not have to work for a Nazi regime nor was he shipped out after a World War to a foreign country (United States) to inhibit his country of origin (Germany) from developing its military research capabilities.… Click here to read the complete article