Space and International Security

Course #NS4677

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course examines the political history of the space age from the perspective of U.S. national security. After reviewing Cold War developments and the U.S.-Soviet space race, the course turns to current great power competition in space.  It seeks to familiarize students with the international dimensions of space activity, current strategies of the major spacefaring countries, and challenges facing the U.S. Space Force. The course covers the major space treaties and policy debates, as well as different approaches to space security, including alliances. It also considers the impact of commercial and civil space developments on space security.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 738


  • NS3011
  • NS3024
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Academic Calendar

  •  06 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter pre-graduation awards ceremony

  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes

  •  13 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations begin