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Space Architecture Online Short Course: Designing a Lunar Habitation System

AIAA SATC Space Architecture short course

The AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee proudly offers a Space Architecture Online Short Course: Designing a Lunar Habitation System (Starts Oct 19, 2021)

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Speakers: Brand Griffin, Olga Bannova, Sandra Haeuplik-Meusburger, Marc M. Cohen, Larry Toups, Kriss Kennedy

October 19 – November 11, 2021. (6 Lectures over 4 weeks, 9 Total Hours; class dates - Oct 19, 21. Break for IAC. Nov 2, 4, 9, 11)

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1300-1430 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 human lunar missions

Instructed by premiere experts from the AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee

All students will receive an AIAA Certificate of Completion at the end of the course


In this new online course you will learn about the development strategies and design challenges of locating and building lunar habitats. Space Architects will present material on how the transportation system, site selection, and environmental factors influence the shape, size, and growth of lunar bases.

The emphasis will be on designing for human occupation of our closest neighbor. There will be a discussion of different approaches to site improvement, proximity to landing zones, solar and nuclear electrical power options, and radiation protection. Furthermore, the architectural accommodations for EVA and rovers will be presented.

This course will offer methods of integrating, maintaining, and upgrading habitat subsystems. Each of the subsystems will be described with particular focus on the Environmental Control Life Support system, Crew Systems, and Health Maintenance systems. In addition, studies and design concepts for accommodating human factors in lunar gravity will be presented. In order to sustain habitat operations, the approaches for logistic resupply and crew rotation will be discussed.