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Open call to students interested in designing space missions

on 28 June 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) Academy Training and Learning Programme is offering a new learning opportunity addressed to European students interested in the way in which ESA evaluates the technical and financial feasibility of its space missions.


ESA’s Education Office is searching for 22 students with an academic background in the field of engineering or physics, who are interested to enrol in the Concurrent Engineering Workshop, an event which will be held between 20-23 September.

Concurrent Engineering is a method used for the design and development of space products. In this process all stages are carried out simultaneously and although it is a more complicated method than the traditional ones, it has the advantage of designing a feasible product from the first time.

The main centre available for this field, Concurrent Design Facility, is situated at ESTEC, in the Netherlands. A new centre will be built atthe ESA Redu Centre, where students will learn about the Concurrent Engineering method.

Participants will study this concept and its main benefits. They will use the Open Concurrent Design Tool and will be organised in teams to create a subsystem concept.

The deadline to apply for the workshop is 15 July 2016.

The workshop is addressed to students enrolled in a full time Masters or PhD programme in the field of engineering and physics, with an age between 18 and 32 years old. Participants must be citizens of ESA’s Member States and Cooperating States.

ESA will cover the accommodation and meals costs for each of the participants, and it will also offer 200 euros for travelling to Redu.

In order to participate at the workshop, the students are requested to fill the application form, to upload a CV and a motivation letter, but also to provide a copy of the academic records and a recommendation letter signed by an academic representative.

More information can be found here.

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