This course covers the development strategies and design challenges of locating and building orbital habitats. Space Architects present material on how the transportation system, mission planning, and environmental factors influence the architecture of the orbital habitats in shape, size, and growth.

The course offers methods of integrating, maintaining, and upgrading habitat subsystems, with particular focus on the Environmental Control Life Support system, Crew Systems, and Health Maintenance systems. The instructors present studies and design concepts for accommodating human factors in micro gravity, including for non-professionals (tourists), and discuss logistics for resupply and crew rotation to sustain habitat operations.

  • From October 31 – November 16, 2023 (3 Weeks, 6 Lectures, 9 Hours)
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday at 13:00-14:30 Eastern U.S. Time (all sessions will be recorded and available for replay; course notes will be available for download)
  • This unique course is at the leading edge of system-design-integration for weightless human missions.
  • Instructed by leading experts from the AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee
  • All students will receive an AIAA Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.

More details about the course can be found via the link below:

Space Architecture: Designing an Orbital Habitation System: Challenges and Consequences