Lead Instructor(s)
Sep 30 - Nov 25, 2024
Registration Deadline
Course Length
8 weeks
Course Fee
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For those interested in the future of space, this online program offers a comprehensive introduction. MIT Professional Education’s New Space Economy presents an encompassing overview of production and service industries that are rapidly expanding with new business models.

This program draws on industry case studies and an engineering approach to teach you the basics of New Space products, services & economy. This course provides a foundation for understanding how this new market operates by focusing specifically upon product development process (including funding), business model technology & markets- all through systems thinking!



The New Space economy is global, entrepreneurial, and, most importantly, accessible. It is increasingly diversified and expanding with private players across a variety of sub-sectors. There is a truly astronomical growth in funding and investment. This has been made possible because the New Space economy is finally connecting to the larger global economy.

New Space Economy: Technologies, Products, Services, and Business Models, with curriculum developed and taught by MIT faculty, is delivered in collaboration with Global Alumni. Contact Global Alumni for more information about this program:

Global Alumni is an ed-tech company that collaborates with institutions to manage enrollments (including all payment services and invoicing), technology, and participant support. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Understanding key innovations in New Space from technology, product, service, and business model perspectives
  • Landscaping the New Space economy from technical and business perspectives
  • Comprehension of the key differences between New Space and traditional space activities
  • Opportunities for innovation in space activities
Who Should Attend

This program is designed for professionals from a number of backgrounds who are interested in understanding the New Space Economy, its innovation opportunities, its potential to shape society, and its effect on the global market. The professionals poised to benefit most from the expertise and skills shared through this course include:

  • Engineers who want to understand the key engineering drivers for New Space products and technologies
  • Engineering managers interested in analyzing New Space products and technologies from a systems engineering perspective, and how they compare with traditional space analogs.
  • Entrepreneurs wanting to determine what future opportunities exist in the development of New Space.
  • Investors who desire to understand the key differences between New Space and traditional space from the perspective of stakeholders and their needs, as well as from a technology, product, service, and business model standpoint.
  • Students wanting to understand the key innovations in products, services, technologies, and business models in shaping the New Space economy.


The content of this course was very appropriate and adapted to the audience made of people with very different backgrounds, not too specialized but also specialized enough to keep everybody engaged. Thanks a lot MIT PE for the great content!
SAMANTHA PAVON / Senior First Officer A320, Vueling Airlines
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