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Registration open for the ESA Academy’s CubeSat Hands-On Training Week 2022

on 24 February 2022

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites university students to apply for the CubeSat Hands-On Training Week 2022, organised by  ESA’s Education Office. The event will be held from the 30th May to June 3rd at the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility in ESEC-Galaxia, Transinne, Belgium. The deadline for applications is 29 March 2022.

This Training Week is a great opportunity for university students to get hands-on experience with CubeSats and to apply theoretical knowledge obtained from classroom lectures. Students will have the opportunity to perform experiments on Educational Satellites (ESAT) and learn how subsystems work and interact with each other. They will also discover how to conduct Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV), and how to handle tests using real hardware. The aim of the Training Week is to help students that have innovative ideas for educational CubeSat missions, or are working on CubeSat projects at a conceptual or preliminary stage. As an outcome, students will be able to inject the new knowledge gained from the training week into the early design phase of their CubeSat projects.

During the lab sessions, students will have the opportunity to work in groups of two on their own ESAT model provided by the ESA’s Education Office. These are 10cm x 10cm x 10cm models (similar to a 1U CubeSat) developed by Theia Space, with the specific aim of providing university students with hands-on experience.

Before coming to ESEC-Galaxia, the selected students will be required to perform some preliminary activities (reading material and exercises) for a duration of no more than 5 hours to better prepare for this Training Week.

In order to participate, students must be aged minimum 18 years old, be a citizen of an ESA Member State, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania or Slovenia, be enrolled as a Master or PhD student in a university for the year 2021-2022 (not graduating before the Training Week )and be studying for a scientific or engineering degree and have good knowledge of space technology. 

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

More details here.

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