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Dr. Jerry Pournelle Named First Patron of The International Institute of Space Commerce

National Space Society Heinlein Award winner and New York Times Best Selling Author of over thirty works, Dr. Jerry Pournelle has been named the Patron of the International Institute of Space Commerce. Affiliated with the International Space University (ISU), the Institute is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to the study of the business, economics, [...]

Dr. Jerry Pournelle Named First Patron of The International Institute of Space Commerce 2016-11-03T12:11:25+00:00

Calling Earth – An Astronaut’s Thoughts

We're delighted to announce our next event, which will be held in the Isle of Man at the end of this month. Nicole Stott is a retired astronaut, aquanaut and STEAM advocate. Her missions on the Space Shuttle Discovery and time on the International Space Station afford her a unique perspective of Earth, and is [...]

Calling Earth – An Astronaut’s Thoughts 2016-11-03T12:11:25+00:00

Astronaut ‘scoop’ for island based space organisation

Retired American astronaut Col. Ron Garan will be in the island next week for an event. Col Garan is a highly decorated fighter pilot, test pilot, astronaut, spacewalker and aquanaut. He will be the special guest speaker at the inaugural annual fundraising dinnner for the island based International Institute of Space Commerce. Since leaving NASA, [...]

Astronaut ‘scoop’ for island based space organisation 2016-11-03T12:11:25+00:00

Novel Financing for Innovation

Tough economic times and financial constraints that are not likely to lessen anytime soon are encouraging a rethinking of how we can best, as a nation, fund research in the sciences, engineering, and technology. Federal research agencies have launched, utilized, or are proposing new funding mechanisms that are less like the traditional research and development [...]

Novel Financing for Innovation 2016-11-03T12:11:25+00:00

Vision to Enable the Future of Space Exploration Beyond Government-Funded Activities

DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN and STRASBOURG, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - The International Institute of Space Commerce has just released a white paper entitled "Innovative Models for Private Financing of Space Science Missions" arguing that the issue of space financing is not only an area primed for significant growth but also one of extreme [...]

Vision to Enable the Future of Space Exploration Beyond Government-Funded Activities 2016-11-03T12:11:25+00:00

International Institute of Space Commerce Workshop

The Space Tourism debate continues as both interest and concern grows at a worldwide level. Space Tourism offers not only entertainment, but other benefits such as access to alternative airspace routes which offer shorter flying times, and opportunities for technology creation and innovation. The advent of Space Tourism raises technical, commercial and regulatory issues, as [...]

International Institute of Space Commerce Workshop 2016-11-03T12:11:25+00:00

SDA Workshop Summary “The Emerging Role of the Space Data Association from the Isle of Man to the Rest of the World”

The main stakeholders involved in the debate concerning with the issues led by the Space Data Association (SDA) met in Douglas on the Isle o Man at for a workshop, host by IISC. The aim of the event has been the discussion of policy issues related to this area, which is for a fair and [...]

SDA Workshop Summary “The Emerging Role of the Space Data Association from the Isle of Man to the Rest of the World” 2015-07-26T21:31:35+00:00

Island’s Space Efforts being recognised

The director of the International Institute of Space Commerce has said the Isle of Man is well respected in the space industry. Professor Walter Peeters heads up the Douglas based institute which is a "think tank” for space activity and ideas. The institute was made an official member of the International Astronautical Federation – the [...]

Island’s Space Efforts being recognised 2015-07-26T21:43:52+00:00

SH-SSP 2012 White Paper: REACH 2020 – Tele-Reach for the Global South

Summer Space Programme 2012 White Paper presents examines current and potential tele-reach solutions from the perspective of the economic and social needs of the Global South. The SH-SSP12 was conducted at the Mawson Lakes campus of the University of South Australia (UniSA), Adelaide, Australia, by the International Space University (ISU) and UniSA. It has been [...]

SH-SSP 2012 White Paper: REACH 2020 – Tele-Reach for the Global South 2016-11-03T12:11:25+00:00

Orbital Space Tourism Market Revisited – IISC study now available online for sale

Increasing interest in orbital space tourism has been generated by recent developments of projects and organisations such as Excalibur, Galactic Suite and Bigelows Space Complex Alpha, as well as the Russian Orbital Technologies plans. Although recent years have seen a number of excellent studies published, mainly focusing on suborbital demand, there has been, until now, [...]

Orbital Space Tourism Market Revisited – IISC study now available online for sale 2016-11-03T12:11:25+00:00