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Applications for Earth Observation Satellite System Design Training Course 2018 are now open

on 16 July 2018

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites engineering Master’s and PhD students to participate in the Earth Observation Satellite System Design Training Course 2018, organised by ESA’s Education Office on 1–5 Octomber, at the new ESA Academy Training and Learning Facility (TLF) in ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium. The deadline for applications is 13 August 2018.

The Earth Observation (EO) satellite missions constitute a major part of ESA’s activities. ESA is also the main actor for the implementation of the current Copernicus Programme in cooperation with the European Commission, the world’s largest civil EO programme, which aims to provide Europe with independent access to Earth remote sensing data. 

During the course, students will become acquainted with the end-to-end design of an EO satellite system. The students will be able to put into practice what they learn through a challenging series of group exercises.  

The Earth Observation Satellite System Design Training Course 2018 has been developed by ESA’s Education Office, together with ESA EO specialists and members of ARES, the Association of Retired ESA Staff. All the trainers delivering lectures have extensive experience in ESA EO system development, giving students a taste of what it is like to really work in the space sector.

In order to participate, students must fulfil the following eligibility criteria at the time of application: be aged between 18 and 32, be a citizen of an ESA Member or Associate State, be enrolled as a full-time Master’s or PhD student in a university (not graduating before the training course), be studying for an engineering degree, and have a solid mathematics and physics background. Exceptions may be made for students enrolled in a scientific degree, provided a sufficient level of engineering knowledge and a clear interest in space engineering-related activities is shown.

The selected students will be sponsored by ESA. This will cover accommodation and meals as well as up to 200 Euros for travelling to Transinne, Belgium.

More information are available at this link.

Image credit: ESA