New Space Economy:

Technologies, Products, Services, and Business Models
Inquiring For
Work Experience

Why Enroll in this Course?

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Interact with MIT experts, instructors, and peers in live synchronous sessions for a more comprehensive learning experience.

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Networking Opportunities, establish professional connections with industry experts and your cohort.

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Access to Rich Supplementary Resources provides additional materials and content for a more thorough educational journey.

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Investigate case studies employing an industry and systems engineering perspective for the development of new space products and services.

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Develop new business opportunities involving New Space technologies while understanding the impact that the space industry has on non-space-related ventures.

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Identify key trends and potential implications for future advancement in space technology and exploration by analyzing the space sector's most important innovations.

 What will you learn?

What will you learn?

  • The history & evolution of the space sector

  • The latest technologies, innovations, products, and services in the New Space Industry

  • Prospects and hurdles in the evolving landscape of the New Space Economy, both present and forthcoming

  • The global space market's scale and tools for future forecasting

  • Optimal practices and business models within the space economy

  • Prominent institutions and cutting-edge companies and startups within the space industry such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, and others

All the participants who successfully complete their program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.

To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.

*The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.

To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.

Course Outline

The New Space Economy is global, entrepreneurial, and, most importantly, accessible. It is increasingly diversified and expanding with private players across a variety of sub-sectors. There is a truly astronomical growth in funding and investing. This has been made possible because the New Space Economy is finally connecting to the global economy.

Who is this online course for?

  • Engineers who want to understand the key engineering drivers for New Space products and technologies.

  • Engineering managers interested in analyzing New Space products and technologies from a systems engineering perspective, and how they compare with traditional space analogs.

  • Entrepreneurs wanting to determine what future opportunities exist in the development of New Space.

  • Investors who desire to understand the key differences between New Space and traditional space from the perspective of stakeholders and their needs, as well as from a technology, product, service, and business model standpoint.

  • Participants wanting to understand the key innovations in products, services, technologies, and business models in shaping the New Space economy.


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Prof. Alessandro Golkar

Professor in Space Technology

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Prof. Olivier De Weck

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT

Course overview

    This course was a transformative experience for me. Having spent the last two decades in the space industry, I had accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience, but this course helped me connect the dots in a way that I had never imagined. It provided me with a fresh perspective on shaping the future of the space economy. The course content was not only comprehensive but also forward-thinking, aligning perfectly with the rapidly evolving landscape of space activities and commercialization. It encouraged innovative thinking and emphasized the importance of collaboration and entrepreneurship in the new space era. I can confidently say that this course has given me a fresh perspective on my career and has equipped me with the tools and knowledge needed to actively contribute to shaping the new space economy. I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to be at the forefront of the space industry's future.
    Ammar Al Rawahi
    Space Projects Consultant,
    National Center for Space, Advanced Technology and AI

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