The study of space environment is essential to understand and address conditions existing in space that affect the design and operation of satellites. The disturbances in space environment can affect the Earth’s atmosphere, ionosphere and geomagnetic field, giving rise to several other kinds of effects on communication and navigation systems.

A major concern of that program is studying the radiation in space that usually comes from Van Allen belts, solar energetic particles and Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR). For long duration missions, the high doses of radiation can damage electronic components and solar cells of the satellite systems. BAS Institute offers the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Space Environment for educating the next generation of researchers who will attack the challenging problems of mitigating hazards to technological systems susceptible to space weather. The program will explore the space environment in the context of its impact on space system operations. This is an interdisciplinary program including modern methods of space observations and cutting-edge achievements in data mining and computer forecasting.