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Applications Open for Space Debris Training Course 2020

on 12 March 2020

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting master and PhD students to apply for the third edition of ESA Academy’s Space Debris Training Course, organised by ESA’s Education Office. The deadline for applications is 20 April 2020.

Space debris is a hazard to satellites and spacecraft as well as a contributor to near-Earth space pollution.

The Space Debris Training Course will be hosted at ESEC-Galaxia, Transinne, Belgium, from 8 to 12 June 2020. University students will be provided with an introduction to the concept of space debris, why it is necessary to address this problem, and how the mitigation policies set by ESA apply to missions.

Participants will not only learn about the space debris environment and mitigation technologies, but also about how it impacts spacecraft operations and potential future solutions. Taught by ESA experts as well as external experts in the sector, the course will be delivered through formal technical lectures complemented by hands-on exercises based on a real-life case study.

In order to apply, students must be enrolled as a full-time MSc (BSc completed) or PhD student in a university (not graduating before the training course), studying for a scientific or engineering degree and have minimum knowledge of space technology

The selected students will be sponsored by ESA. The sponsorship will cover accommodation and meals, as well as up to 200 euros for travel costs to Belgium.

More information about the course, as well as the application procedure, can be found here.

Image credit: ESA