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Open Call for students for the Rosetta Science Operations Scheduling Legacy workshop

on 19 July 2017

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites Romanian university Masters and PhD students to participate to the Rosetta Science Operations Scheduling Legacy workshop. The course is offered by the ESA Education Office in collaboration with the Science Operations Department and it will take place at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre, at ESA’s European Space Security and Education Centre (ESEC) in Redu, Belgium, between 3 – 6 October 2017. The deadline for applications is 7 August 2017.

The workshop is addressed to 18 to 32 years old university students from ESA Member and Associate States, who are enrolled in a fulltime Masters or PhD programme at the time of the workshop and studying an engineering subject or physics. As Romania is an ESA Member State, Romanian students can apply for this workshop.

The objective of the workshop is to provide students with an understanding of science operations scheduling, based on the experience gained through the Rosetta mission. Exercises will be performed with the support of the experts who did the scheduling for the comet mission using the actual science operations scheduling software (MAPPS) that produced the final experiment commanding for the spacecraft. Exercises will be backed up by lectures given by members of the Rosetta team. In teams of 3 – 4 people, students will also receive an assignment to work on.

ESA will cover the cost of accommodation and meals as well as up to 200 euros for travelling to Redu, Belgium, for each selected student.

More details about how to apply to the workshop can be accessed here.

Image credit: ESA