ISE - Mission Statement

ISU Lecture by Irene on The Effects of Radiation on Living Organisms and the challenges posed to Human Spaceflight.

2021-06-10 07:12:07

Irene has have been invited to give a lecture at this summers International Space University (ISU) seminar sessions which will be taking place live in Granada, Spain during August. My topic will be on the Effects of Space Radiation on Living organisms and its challenges to human SpaceFlight.

Irene has been invited to speak at the IAC - The International Astronautical Congress, Dubai 2020

2020-06-25 10:35:39

Irene has been invited to speak at the International Astronautical Congress will be held on 12-14 October 2020. The first CyberSpace Edition of the International Astronautical Congress will feature an exciting Technical Programme where Irene will be speaking about space radiation impacts and protection on satellite systems. The event has now been planned to be virtual due to the Corona virus Pandemic.

Irene invited to take part of the ESA MoonMars Workshop at ESTEC

2019-11-08 03:24:55

Irene will be attending the MoonMars workshop to be held at ESA-ESTEC. Attendance by private invitation only.

Irene invited to speak at STAR Tech: Space Travel: Adaptive Research and Technologies from Biological and Chemical Engineering

2018-08-29 13:52:56

Irene invited to speak at the conference Space Travel: Adaptive Research and Technologies from Biological and Chemical Engineering (STARTECH) 2018

Irene invited to attend the 2018 UAE Aerospace Global Summit in Abu Dhabi

2018-05-23 01:48:20

On 30th April & 1st May 2018, more than 1000 leaders defining the future of the aerospace, aviation, defence and space industry get together at the most prestigious summit in the aerospace industry. The Global Aerospace Summit is where corporate, government and military strategies are marked out.

Irene to adress the question Is there life on Mars

2017-12-08 12:12:20

Irene gives a talk about the possibility of Life on Mars, and why current life detection methodologies wont detect life at the NASA center Robledo de Chavela, Madrid Spain on the 13th Dec. 2014. The talk is oriented to the general public and free to attend.

Irene confirmed as an invited speaker once more for NATO 2017 Ramstein Aeromedical Summit.

2017-01-23 07:37:19

Irene confirmed as an invited speaker once more for NATO 2017 Ramstein Aeromedical Summit. Her talk will be entittled: "Development of the 1st Emergency Operational Procedures for a Long Term, Deep Space Human Mission to Mars".

15th Dec 2016. Irene will be giving an invited talk at the Center for Aerospace Medicine, CIMA of the Spanish Airforce, Madrid, Spain.

2017-01-22 13:03:26

Irene will be giving an invited master class at the Center for Aerospace Medicine, CIMA of the Spanish Airforce, Madrid, Spain. Her talk will be focused on discussing the effects of long term deep space mission on human crews, specially focusing on space radiation effects.

26th Jan 2017. Irene will be giving an invited talk at the Center for Aerospace Medicine, CIMA of the Spanish Airforce, Madrid, Spain.

2017-01-22 13:01:59

26th Jan 2017. Irene will be one of the lecturers at the aeromedical course seminars giving an invited talk at the Center for Aerospace Medicine, CIMA of the Spanish Airforce, Madrid, Spain. Her talk will discuss the latest developments of the human factors research results from the ISS long term spaceflight missions. In addition, Irene will introduce her working proposal to develop the first emergency operational surface procedures for a human mission to planet Mars.

ISE is proud to have helped Lunar Google Xprize team Frednet win NASA task order in Google competition.

2016-12-15 01:19:12

Lunar Google Team Frednet wins NASA new task order in 10M$ in lunar landing contract with the help of ISE.

Irene will be giving two invited talks at the Center for Aerospace Medicine, CIMA of the Spanish Airforce, Madrid, Spain.

2016-11-03 14:34:39

November & December.Her talks will be centered around an analysis of the latest developments of the commercial space arena, its current legal framework and the potential medical implications of space tourism for its crews.

Irene Schneider selected to participate in the 1st historic ESA Citizens in Space Debate

2016-10-23 10:08:30

The European Space Agency organised the first citizens' consultation about space The Citizens' Debate on Space for Europe is a unique - indeed the first - consultation organised in every member state of the European Space Agency (ESA). Over 2000 citizens selected to reflect the socio-demographic diversity of their country debated space issues during a day-long meeting. In order to consolidate the 22 national results reports into one European report, all debates followed the same instructions and the same set of questions has been answered.

Space X First Private cargo flights to the ISS

2016-04-04 12:22:15

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is the 1st private company to safely deliver cargo to the International Space Station using its own rocket and spaceship.

Astronaut Scott Kelly receives a full 1 year space radiation dose while in Space

2016-04-04 12:00:21

Data is still not yet available to show just how much dose did astronaut Scott Kelly did receive while on his 1 year mission on the ISS. WE cant wait to see those official data specially as some of the estimates being circulated by the media are quite off

Jeff Bezos did it again! 3rd successful launch and landing of his Blue Origin New Sheppard. Will they protect it against space radiation for their crews?

2016-04-04 11:48:31

Private spaceflight company Blue Origin founded by Billionaire Jeff Bezos' sucessfully launched a prototype reusable rocket into space and then landed it back on Earth on April 2: it is the companies third successful test flight in less than five months. Now will they protect the New Sheppard spacecraft against radiation for their future passengers? we hope so!

Irene invited to participate in the roundtable debate to the public centered around Space Exploration and the possibility of life on Mars.

2016-04-04 11:28:43

Irene invited to participate on the roundtable debate focussed on the search for life on planet Mars, the astrobiological implications of a potential finding of lifeforms on the red planet as well as its philosophical & ethical implications.

Irene has been invited to Speak at the upcoming International Workshop on Satellite and Space missions: Developments and Applications, 2016 , Cairo, EGYPT.

2016-03-08 05:59:51

Invited Speaker, International Workshop on Satellite and Space missions: Developments and Applications, 2016, Cairo, EGYPT. The topic of her talk will be focused around the new challenges posed by space radiation to the future commercial spaceflight crews

Irene is invited to speak at the 2016 RAMS / NATO STO aerospace medicine congress

2016-02-04 09:44:35

Irene is invited to speak at the 2016 RAMS / NATO STO aerospace medicine congress where her talk will be centered on the new challenges posed to the field of Aerospace Medicine by the upcoming commercial human spaceflights and its potential countermeasures

Irene invited to give a series of talks at the Center for Aerospace Medicine, CIMA of the Spanish Airforce, Madrid. Spain

2016-01-07 12:36:04

Irene has been invited to give a series of talks at the Center For Aerospace Medicine (CIMA) for the Spanish Air force starting on the 14th Dec 2015, where she will be addressing the current state of affairs of the pioneering commercial space sector as well as the challenges that the pilots, crews, and space regulating organizations must face within the newly commercial space historic movement.

Irene Invited to be part of World Space week 2014 round table discussion at Robledo de Chavela, NASA, Madrid Spain.

2015-09-23 12:37:15

A live round table discussion feature experts in the various disciplines of Space Flight and the topic discussed will be: "Human mission to Mars, reality or Fiction?".

History in the making and the people making it happen at Moonandback

2015-09-23 07:14:09

Space entrepreneur Irene Schneider is interviewed on MOONANDBACK where space entrepreneurs making history are featured. Interview has 3 parts. Watch video of interview here:

Irene is invited to appear on National TV Spanish program Cuarto Milenio

2015-05-09 13:55:55

Irene is invited to comment on the scientific basis for the possibility Time Travel. Her intervention starts at minute 54:22. For Spanish speaking audiences. watch it here:

Irene Schneider invited to speak at the 2011 International Lunar Research Park Summit at Hilo, Hawaii.

2015-05-09 13:15:35

Irene was invited to participate at the The ILRP Leaders Summit at Hilo, Hawaii. There representatives from government, industry and academia at a “leaders summit” on the island of Hawai‘i in November will be discussing the goal of developing a plan to implement a multinational, lunar-based research park within a decade. She will be contributing to the architecture and infrastructure working group. The ILRP Leaders Summit is being hosted by the State of Hawai‘i in collaboration with the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES), the Pacific International Space Alliance (PISA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the ILRP Corporate Consortium, and the UH Hilo Conference Center.

Irene Schneider interviewed on The Space Show once more on the 15th July. 2011

2015-05-09 13:14:42

Come listen to Irene\\\'s interview on the Space Show, the prestigious radio show which features the top minds in the space industry. She introduces her new company ISE the first and only US commercial company ISE dedicated to keeping commercial space RADIATION safe. Podcasts are available free to download at any time for you to listen.

Irene Schneider invited to give talk at The Center for Astrobiology CAB, a NASA Partner, Madrid, Spain.

2015-05-09 13:04:02

Irene presents a new philosophical approach to the current earth-centered approach pervading the entire field of Astrobiology. Irene’s new theory of comparative planetology radically departs from the current Earth-centered approach and sets forth new philosophical foundations for an operational search for life on other planets. The speech will be webcasted live at: rtsp://

ISE and Lunar Google Xprize team FREDNET sign MOU

2012-03-03 14:02:31

ISE will be officially collaborating with the Lunar Google Xprize team FredNet in making sure the risk of solar storms in jeopardizing the communications to the moon will be minimized. A solar storm can yield a powerful stream of high energy charged particles which could power down on board systems provoking black outs and thus jeopardizing the whole mission, especially since the whole mission success depends on the successful transmission of data from the Moon. Other areas of collaboration are being explored as well.

Sun unleashes 5 solar eruptions in 2 days

2012-02-28 10:40:06

The solar storms flared up between Feb. 23 and 24 and exploded from nearly all areas of the star, including the top, bottom, left and right sides of the solar disk as seen by space-based observatories, according to NASA scientists. In fact, four of these outbursts came within a single 24-hour period.

Heavy Ions killed Mars probe: space radiation blamed for Loss of Mission.

2012-02-06 18:12:21

Russian Mars probe Phobos-Grunt was lost because space radiation disrupted its computer system, a commission investigating the incident said on Friday.

Russia blames cosmic rays for Mars probe failure

2012-02-06 18:11:46

Russia blames cosmic rays for Mars probe failure.

NASA officials said that solar storms could be unprecendented

2012-01-31 16:13:12

NASA officials said Wednesday that Earth is likely to face a barrage of increasingly common solar storms over the course of 2012 and 2013

Irene Schneider interviewed at Las Cruzes, New Mexico Newspace conference.

2012-01-31 16:12:19

Irene Schneider interview on youtube.

Strongest solar flare since 2005 yet hits the Earth, disruptions expected.

2012-01-31 16:11:01

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sun is bombarding Earth with radiation from the biggest solar storm in more than six years with more to come from the fast-moving eruption.

Massive solar storm forces airplanes to be rerouted

2012-01-24 20:54:28

Radiation from an immense solar blast hit the Earth Tuesday -- forcing Delta Air Lines to redirect at least half a dozen airplanes that had been routed over the North Pole. NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center -- the nation’s official source of warnings about space weather and its impact on Earth -- issued a geomagnetic storm warning Monday after a satellite witnessed an ultraviolet flash from the massive solar eruption.

Dr. Leroy interview on the Space Show where he also talks about Space Radiation

2011-08-29 18:17:45

Dr. Leroy is interviewed and the first topic in our second segment included a question from Clark in Sand Diego regarding astronauts as radiation workers. We talked about lifetime radiation levels at length, Mars and lunar missions & ISS long duration missions, all in the context of radiation which Dr. Chiao listed as the top challenge/priority for long duration human spaceflight.

Irene Schneider at NEWSPACE 2011 NASA AMES panel speaking.

2011-08-29 18:11:12

Panelists: Taber MacCallum(Moderator) Co-Founder, Paragon Space Systems Joe Carroll Tether Applications, Inc Marc M. Cohen Architect P.C., Astrotecture Dr. John Hogan Advanced Life Support Systems, NASA Ames Space Bioengineering Irene Schneider CEO & Founder, Ihrenes Space Enterprises

Michiu Kaku explains the devastating effects of a massive solar storm hitting Earth

2011-08-08 23:08:25

Nasa Warns Of Super Solar Storm 2012. Astrphysicist Michiu Kaku explains the possibility of a massive solar storm hitting Earth.

SOLAR STORM. Discovery Chanel documentary

2011-08-08 22:58:56

5th part of a mix of documentary and fiction produced by the Discovery Channel that shows what might happen to our civilization and technology in 2012 if we are hit by a massive solar storm

Space shuttle computers fail possibly due to radiation

2011-07-16 19:37:28

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA speculates cosmic radiation caused event. The pilots on NASA’s last space shuttle flight fixed another main computer yesterday after it failed and set off an alarm that shattered their sleep.

Dramatic Solar Flare could disrupt Earth communications

2011-06-08 08:53:23

The potent blast from the Sun unleashed a firestorm of radiation on a level not witnessed since 2006, and will likely lead to moderate geomagnetic storm activity by Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Solar Activity Heats Up

2011-04-18 11:38:09

"Finally, we are beginning to see some action" says Richard Fisher, head of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC.

Europe to get space radiation-storm warning service

2011-04-01 11:42:49

International boffins are meeting in Blighty today with the aim of setting up a European solar radiation-storm warning service.

Solar peak to expose satellite navigation weaknesses

2011-03-17 14:55:04

Aviation is particularly at risk from solar flares.

Falcon 9 historic flight: CNN news

2011-03-17 13:20:40

The first commercial spacecraft to return from a low-Earth orbit splashed into the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday about 500 miles off the coast of Southern California.

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"By failing to prepare you prepare to fail" Benjamin Franklin

What is the Cost of a Failed Space Mission?

Space radiation is one of the most complex risks encountered by space missions. The space Radiation enviroment can have serious effects on spacecraft electronics.

However with a sound mission analysis and planning in advance the risks can be effectively managed.and greatly minimized.

ISE has a core expertise in Satellite Systems

Modern satellite systems will be much more vulnerable to space weather (space radiation)

As we already start solar cycle 25 and with the increasing number of satellites around the Earth condensing space plus the ever increasing reliance on GPS navigation systems which can be disrupted by space radiation. In addition, the ever decreasing size of the electronic components, is causing a higher vulnerability to even single particle hit event effects which can seriously disrupt operations causing potential great economic losses. It is critical then to ensure that the appropriate testing campaigns which will impact component selection (critical when making use of CTOS components) specially at the beginning of the mission definition phases as well as a performing appropriate radiation analysis to understand potential failure modes during the mission are performed in order to better manage risks and avoid catastrophic losses and potential legal lawsuits.

At ISE we KNOW Radiation

ISE is an independent privately owned scientific and engineering consulting firm specialized in offering comprehensive space radiation protection, space radiation mission definition phases and planning, customized radiation testing campaigns, dosimetry projections for commercial and non-commercial space missions amongst other expertise areas. (Please see complete Services Offered)

With a superb team of experts, having worked for the main space agencies and flag ship space missions (ESA, NASA etc.) and a lean management structure, ISE can offer highly optimized and tailored solutions to address clients space mission needs. (Note that not all of our experts are featured on our website).

At ISE we strive to provide the best service to our clients through expert, optimal tailored solutions for each client.