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ESA Education

ESA Education

Published: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:47:00 +0100

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Copyright: Copyright 2014 European Space Agency

Things get critical for CubeSat teams

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:47:00 +0100


Four of the six student teams from the Fly Your Satellite! programme have travelled to ESTEC to find out what it takes to get their CubeSat through the Critical Design Review (CDR). It is indeed a critical moment in their project. The review process evaluates the overall quality of the CubeSat design to confirm that it is suitable to meet the technical and programmatic requirements.

European Astro Pi Challenge – Mission Zero is ready for the ISS!

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:28:00 +0100


ESA Education and partners are delighted to announce the launch of the final stage of Mission Zero, during which over 1700 school student teams from 22 ESA Member and Associate States will have their code run on the International Space Station (ISS). Participating teams will shortly be contacted to explain whether or not their code will run on the ISS.

Together with Mission Space Lab, teams from every ESA Member and Associate state are participating in the 2017-2018 European Astro Pi Challenge. Congratulations!

Applications open for ESA robotics and automation teacher training workshops

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0100


Secondary school teachers from ESA Member States* are invited to apply to ESA’s teacher training workshops to be held in January and February at ESA’s ESEC centre located in Belgium. 

Robotics workshop, 25-26 January 2018

The deadline to apply for this workshop is 2 January.

During this 2-day workshop, teachers will learn how to use space robotics to explain curricular subjects such as physics and technology, and will discover and master new tools and inquiry-based practices for STEM teaching and learning at school.

Participate in ESA’s Human Space Physiology training course

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:38:00 +0100


What is it really like to live in space? What happens to the body in microgravity? Now, thanks to a training course being offered by ESA’s Education and Space Medicine Offices, medical and biology university students can find out.

Nine new student teams selected to fly experiments on REXUS/BEXUS

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:33:00 +0100


Nine teams have taken one step closer to their dream of flying experiments to the edge of space by being selected to participate in the 11th cycle of the Rocket/Balloon Experiments for University Students (REXUS/BEXUS) programme!

Alpbach Summer School students improve design for space mission to investigate our dusty Universe

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:11:00 +0100


Earlier this year 60 European university students and young professionals attended the Alpbach Summer School 2017, which is jointly organised by FFG and ESA, on the topic “Dust in the Universe”. It offers them an intensive advanced training and working experience on different topics of space science each year. 

Thank you Paolo for a great Inflight Call!

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:50:00 +0100


On Monday 4 December, teachers from Czech Republic, Austria, Finland and Italy had the opportunity to talk live with ESA Astronaut Paolo Nespoli, who is currently living and working on the International Space Station (ISS) for the VITA mission. 

Watch live an Education Inflight Call with ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli on 4 December 2017

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:15:00 +0100


On Monday 4 December, teachers and students from the Czech Republic, Austria, Finland, and Italy will be connected live by video connection with ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, currently living and working on the International Space Station (ISS). Follow the event in livestream!

Calling the next generation of spacecraft communications engineers

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:02:00 +0100


ESA’s Education Office is looking for 22 engineering university students who would like to be introduced to the fascinating world of spacecraft communications. The Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications will run again between 6 and 9 March 2018 at the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre in ESEC, the European space Security and Education Centre, in Redu, Belgium.

It’s easy to take spacecraft communications for granted. Yet the art and science of sending commands to a satellite and receiving data back is of paramount importance. Without highly skilled communications engineers there would be no space missions.

New ESERO Office launches in Denmark!

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:02:00 +0100


A new ESERO office was inaugurated yesterday at ASTRA’s Science Talenter in Sorø, Denmark, at the presence of ESA Astronaut Andreas Mogensen. With Denmark, the ESERO network now counts 12 offices covering 14 countries, all using the space context to support teaching and learning of science and technology in primary and secondary schools. 

Drop Your Thesis! 2017 campaign concludes

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:26:00 +0100


This year, right of access to the world-class ZARM drop tower facility in Bremen was granted to two university student teams from TU Delft and from the University of Seville, as part of the two weeks long Drop Your Thesis! 2017 campaign. Each team spent the first week at ZARM integrating their experiments in a special capsule and the following week launching or dropping their capsules in the 146m high tower.

Call for applications: Hands-on training week for small satellite design and testing

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:56:00 +0100


The ESA Education Office is inviting university students to apply for an exciting pilot ESA Academy training session to improve their skills in spacecraft hardware and software. Called “CubeSats Hands-on Training Week”, it will be held from 26 February to 2 March 2018 at the Training and Learning Centre in ESEC, Belgium.

The Training Week is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on experience with satellites and to apply theoretical knowledge obtained from classroom lectures. Participants will have the opportunity to perform experiments on Educational Satellites (ESAT) and learn how subsystems 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 new ideas for educational CubeSat missions, or are working on CubeSat projects at a conceptual or preliminary stage. The students will then be able to inject this new knowledge into the early design phase of their own CubeSat projects.

Participate in the ESA Academy’s Concurrent Engineering Workshops!

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:01:00 +0100


ESA’s Education Office is looking for 44 talented and motivated university students from ESA Member or Associate States with an engineering or physics background to take part in one of the two upcoming Concurrent Engineering Workshops which will take place on the following dates: 20 to 23 February and 1 to 4 May 2018.

Call for Proposals Spin Your Thesis! Human Edition 2018

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:04:00 +0100


ESA Education is inviting university student teams to submit experiment proposals to be performed on human subjects on the Short Arm Human Centrifuge. 

Two teams selected for the Fly Your Thesis! 2018 campaign

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:57:00 +0100


Last week 6 student teams were invited to ESA ESTEC to showcase their project ideas vying for the opportunity to participate in the parabolic flight programme for university students called Fly Your Thesis! The Board selected two teams to fly next year.

European Astro Pi Challenge Mission Space Lab: Get ready for phase 2!

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:13:00 +0100


ESA and its partners are delighted to announce the beginning of Phase 2 of the European Astro Pi Mission Space Lab Challenge. Having successfully proposed their scientific investigation, the teams which have just passed the selection phase will now have to write the code that will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS)!

The creativity and range of proposals from participating teams has been very impressive, and ESA is looking forward to the exciting science that the students will perform on the ISS with the help of the Astro Pi’s. This year ESA Astronaut Paolo Nespoli asked the students to investigate life on Earth or life in space using an array of sensors and, for the first time, visible and infrared cameras.

Best CanSat reports 2017 – congratulations!

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:10:00 +0100


The ESA Education team is pleased to announce the CanSat teams that submitted the best final report for the 2017 European CanSat competition, which this year was hosted by ZARM in Bremen, Germany. 

Deep Space Gateway

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:52:00 +0200

Your chance to give inputs in the next human outpost in space

Enthusiastic teachers!

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:56:00 +0100

Fifty European teachers took part in 4 days of challenging classroom work at ESA’s Autumn Teacher Workshop


Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:34:00 +0200

Help your students become young astronomers !

CanSat Competition

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:16:00 +0200

The 2017 European CanSat Competition winners are...

Inspiring call

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:35:00 +0100

On Tuesday January 24, teachers from Romania, Ireland, and Portugal, had the opportunity to talk live with ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station (ISS).

Teams selected!

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:16:00 +0100

Six new CubeSat missions selected for next cycle of Fly Your Satellite!

Education at ESA

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:46:00 +0100

A mission to inspire and engage youngsters