7 Hours (1 Day) €500

This course offers a comprehensive overview of satellite applications, providing participants with valuable insights into their diverse uses, societal impact, and future directions in the ever-evolving landscape of satellite technology.

I. Earth Observation and Remote Sensing: Explore satellite imaging technologies and their applications in agriculture, environmental monitoring, and disaster response through insightful case studies.

II. Communication and Broadcasting: Dive into satellite communication networks, telecommunications services, and broadcasting systems, examining their impact on global connectivity.

III. Navigation and Positioning: Delve into global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and their applications in transportation, mapping, and location-based services.

IV. Scientific Research and Exploration: Uncover the role of satellites in space and Earth science missions, including planetary exploration, climate monitoring, and future trends in scientific research.

V. Defense and Security Applications: Explore ilitary and security applications of satellites, including surveillance, reconnaissance, and disaster response, through insightful case studies.

VI. Commercial and Industrial Applications: Examine the role of satellites in maritime services, the oil and gas industry, financial services, and other commercial sectors through real-world examples.

VII. Social and Humanitarian Impact: Discover how satellites contribute to disaster management, healthcare, education, and humanitarian aid operations, highlighting their social and humanitarian impact.


This course is offered six times per year. Please see Registration page for dates.

Course fee is €500 and includes all course materials, tours and parking, plus tea, coffee and lunch. Upon completion of the course, students will receive certification of 7 Continuing Professional Development hours.

Location and Learning

Courses are based on site at the National Space Centre in Elfordstown, Cork. The NSC is home to the 32-meter Big Dish, an iconic piece of Irish telecommunications history and the origin of satellite communications development in Europe. Today the site is home to myriad groundstations for satellite applications and space communications, providing students with an exciting and richly relevant environment for learning.

CPD learning is led by engineer Bruce Hannah, National Space Centre’s Chief Technical Officer. Lecturers from industry will share expertise on space communications and satellite applications. Guest speakers will share their experiences in how course knowledge is applied on a practical and commercial basis across a wide variety of industries.