Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program

15 January - 16 February 2018

The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program is jointly organised by the International Space University (ISU) and the University of South Australia. It is a unique, five week live-in experience focusing on an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary (3 "I"s) educational philosophy for which the ISU is renowned.

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Join us for the next Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) which will be held from 15 January to 16 February 2018.


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Public Events

Find out about all of the public events that we offer including the International Astronaut Event.


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Latest News


Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program's award winning Alumni 


Space & Satellite Professionals have awarded SH-SSP11's alumna Joyeeta Chatterjee with the prestigious Promise Award.

Promise Award winners have demonstrated initiative, creativity and problem-solving skills that made a positive impact on their company's performance. 

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UniSA receives $50,000 in scholarship funding from the State Government for the ISU Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program. 


The new scholarships will see five students receive $10,000 each from the State Government to participate in the 2018 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program.

The scholarships will cover all tuition, accommodation and meal costs for the five participants. 

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International Space University students launch 'space wine' grape seeds near Adelaide


Thirty-six students from 12 nations have successfully launched monitoring equipment — and grape seeds — into the stratosphere.

The balloons were launched from McLaren Vale and Mount Barker sites on Sunday morning.

The students are visiting the area as part of a five-week camp run by UniSA's Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program to research the rapid introduction of nanosatellite technology.

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6th Jan 2017 - Meet and Astronaut and other FREE Public events


UniSA and the International Space University are pleased to welcome the return of the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program from 9 January - 10 February 2017.

This will be the sixth program held at UniSA and it will include a series of free public events at City West and Mawson Lakes. Space industry and space exploration experts, including female astronaut Dr Soyeon Yi, Korea’s first astronaut, will share their knowledge with participants from around the world. If learning about space exploration interests you, come along and satisfy your space curiosity.

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7th Sept 2016 - Space School Opportunities


UniSA’s collaboration with the International Space University has been further strengthened with five graduates from this year’s Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program recently completing a research project that has earned them the new Graduate Certificate in Space Studies.

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14th Mar 2016 - International Cooperation Leads to Research Opportunities for SHSSP Graduates 


Strengthening ties between the International Space University (ISU) and the University of South Australia (UniSA) have enabled five graduates of the 2016 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) to take advantage of an international network of space experts to pursue an exciting range of space-related research projects. 

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