SPACE BUSINESS QUALIFIED: FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATION NOW AVAILABLE
Self-Paced Training Courses Enable Students to Master the Fundamentals of the
Business of Space
2022 – With the
release of the remaining courses in the SBQ Fundamentals Certification series, students can complete a broad
introduction to all business aspects of key space industry sectors, including
launch, spacecraft, communications, broadcast, earth observation, navigation,
The series includes five online,
self-paced, interactive learning courses:
Students successfully completing
all five courses and a comprehensive exam will receive an SBQ Fundamentals Certification, valid for three years and
The tuition fee for the complete
Fundamentals course and exam series is $900, which represents a significant
savings compared to purchasing individual courses for $250 each. Additional
discounts for GVF and
members, and for bulk purchases, are available.
Produced by GVF, SatProf, and SSPI, which
together have over 80 years of experience in space & satellite, Space Business Qualified online training is taught through a
mix of self-paced, interactive tutorials, videos, and illustrations, with
assessments to validate understanding and reinforce learning.
Several follow-up specialist
series, in satellite communications and broadcast, spacecraft and launch, and
earth observation, navigation, and science, are planned for release beginning
later this year.
Remarking on the release of final Space Business Qualified Fundamentals course, GVFSecretary General David
“The release of
the fifth and final Fundamentals course fills a critical gap in online training
for people in the space and satellite industry – many of whom are new to the
industry or looking to deepen their knowledge to increase their productivity and
advance their career. The Fundamentals courses provide a valuable recruitment
and retention tool for employers seeking diverse employees in a highly
competitive labor market and initial response to the courses has been very
positive as employers are seeing great value in providing these courses to new
and existing employees”.
“In our discussions with human
resource and training professionals,” said SSPI
executive director Robert Bell, “we found that SBQ fills an
important gap in training available to the industry. It offers self-paced
learning that provides a 360-degree view of the industry to accelerate the
success of new hires and employees moving into new fields or more responsible
positions. Employers can use it to more quickly and effectively onboard new
hires and improve retention of current employees”.
“We are excited and proud to
release the first SBQ certification training series and are particularly proud
of its focus on explaining how the technology and business of space are
intertwined. For the first time, management staff have a comprehensive resource
explaining how technical and regulatory aspects affect space business finance.
Likewise, more technical students can now get a jump start on a career in
management in their chosen space industry sector.” –Ralph
President, SatProf, Inc.
Course details and additional
information on the Space Business Qualified program can be found atSpaceBQ.org.
SBQ is a set of online courses and
certification, now under development, that will provide a comprehensive
understanding of the business of space today and tomorrow.
Produced by organizations with over
80 years of combined experience in space & satellite, SBQwill offer a series of online
courses, taught through a mix of self-paced, interactive tutorials, videos,
illustrations, and testing to validate understanding and reinforce learning.
Fundamentals courses will lead to more specialized courses in satellite
communications, earth observation and spacecraft and launch.
For details, please visit spacebq.org. You're welcome to contact us at
and please follow
SBQ at #SpaceBQ.
As the sole global
non-profit association of the satellite industry with members from the entire
ecosystem, GVF has throughout its history brought together organizations from
around the world representing operators, manufacturers, service providers,
innovators and other parts of the satellite ecosystem that are engaged in the
development and delivery of satellite technologies and services for consumers,
commercial and government organizations worldwide. GVF facilitates expanded
access to satellite-based connectivity solutions, through regulatory, policy and
spectrum advocacy; training and certification; product quality assurance; and
collaboration with user groups and other satellite stakeholders. www.gvf.org
Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) is the industry’s largest, most
international and cross-disciplinary network of individuals and companies. It is
where the people of space and satellite do business, from new hires to seasoned
executives, in startups on the launch pad and mature companies with billions in
revenue. Those people are our mission, because they make up an industry whose
technology and capabilities are indispensable to the world. www.sspi.org/gvf.org/
standard and custom web-based learning material and technical support for
satellite installers, technicians, engineers, and managers. Its advanced
web-based e-learning materials feature interactive animations based on numerical
simulation algorithms. Students equipped only with Internet terminals now have
access to realistic simulations of the behavior of real-world equipment. Its
interactive, 3-D, animated tutorials enable a better grasp of technical concepts
and permit the student to practice hands-on skills such as dish pointing,
polarization alignment, and uplink signal line-up. www.satprof.com