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ESA Education

ESA Education

Published: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:35:00 +0200

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Copyright: Copyright 2014 European Space Agency

BEXUS 22 and 23 successfully launched

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:35:00 +0200


Last week forty-five students participating in the Rocket and Balloon Experiments for University Students (REXUS/BEXUS) programme had the fantastic opportunity to see their experiments launched into space!

ESA teaches students space design techniques

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:27:00 +0200


High-tech and nature came together perfectly from 20 to 23 September 2016. 22 University students from 15 different European countries joined forces at the ESA Academy - Training and Learning Centre in ESA Redu Centre, Belgium during the Concurrent Engineering Workshop 2016.

European Astro Pi Challenge: Code your ISS experiment - more details

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 11:43:00 +0200


ESA is inviting teams of students who are 16 years old and younger to join the first European Astro Pi challenge and have their experiments run on the International Space Station! Take this opportunity to learn about science and coding, just like space scientists do!

Deadline to submit your registration is 13 November 2016.

ESA looking for students for its new 'Fly a Rocket!' programme

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:04:00 +0200


ESA is calling on first and second year university students with an interest in space to put themselves forward for a unique project to 'Fly a Rocket!'.

ESA wants students to get into a spin

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:12:00 +0200


Sometimes it’s good to get into a spin. Particularly if you are a student wanting to run a hyper-gravity experiment. For the eighth year, ESA’s Education Office is open to submissions for its Spin Your Thesis! programme.

Zero Robotics Secondary School Tournament 2016 to launch

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:12:00 +0200


Code, play and command your space droid – students across Europe can bring a squadron of minisatellites to life on the International Space Station as the ultimate space robot game. 

So you want to drive a spacecraft?

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:09:00 +0200


ESA’s Education Office is organising a four day course at the ESA Academy that will take 22 university students into the fascinating world of spacecraft operations. The course will show how different ‘driving’ a spacecraft is from designing it.

Students at Alpbach summer school design space satellite missions to observe the global water cycle

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:47:00 +0200


Fifty-eight students from eighteen of ESA’s 22 Member States attended the 2016 Alpbach Summer School held in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol from 12 to 21 July. This 40th anniversary edition was dedicated to ‘Satellite Observations of the Global Water Cycle’.

ESA once again brings European teachers to ‘space classrooms’ at ESTEC

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:07:00 +0200


Last week, 80 European teachers had the opportunity to attend a special workshop that highlighted the major areas of space science and technology. These teachers now have an important mission - to bring this information back into the classroom, where it will help them teach and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers across Europe.

Calling all university students interested in designing space missions

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:42:00 +0200


The ESA Academy Training and Learning Programme is offering a new opportunity to European students who are interested in learning how ESA is assessing technical and financial feasibility of future space missions and new spacecraft missions. ESA’s Education Office is looking for 22 talented and motivated university students with an engineering or physics background to take part in a Concurrent Engineering Workshop that will take place from 20 to 23 September 2016.

ESA Academy helps summer students make light work of a heavy subject

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:42:00 +0200


Choosing your future job can be pretty heavy stuff. So, ESA decided to lighten the load for 22 European university students with a summer school.

2016 European CanSat competition winners

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:50:00 +0200


Nobody said it was going to be easy. But after four days of non-stop competition between brilliant student teams, the ENTA SAT2 team from Portugal emerged as the winners of the 2016 European CanSat competition. URSinvestigators team from Germany and ConfeyCan team from Ireland ranked second and third, respectively. 

ESERO officially opens in Austria, too

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:09:00 +0200


Following the recent expansion of ESA’s European Space Education Resource Offices (ESEROs) to several other European countries, a new ESERO Office has also been officially inaugurated today in Austria.

Design, build then drop your experiment!

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:47:00 +0200


Imagine dropping your experiment and watching helplessly as it falls 120 metres to the floor below. Accident? Disaster? Not at all. This is ESA’s Drop Your Thesis! programme and it is all in the name of science.

Fly Your Satellite! teams now really go to work

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:05:00 +0200


For the students taking part in the ESA Education Office’s Fly Your Satellite! programme, the launch of their CubeSats marked the beginning of their missions. Now that the miniature satellites are in orbit, the teams are learning what it really means to ‘Fly Your Satellite!’.

Student dreams can fly to the edge of space

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:38:00 +0200


ESA’s Education Office is helping to offer university students the chance to collaborate on a unique ‘space’ project that culminates in working in Sweden’s spectacular arctic landscape. 

CubeSats competition winners

Fri, 27 May 2016 14:03:00 +0200


The challenge for the worldwide radio amateur community to start listening out for three new orbiting CubeSats was set on 21 April. ESA’s Education Office published the transmission frequencies of the student-built satellites that were about to be launched as part of the Fly Your Satellite! Programme, and invited the radio amateur community to listen out for them.

Belgian schools are awarded for the second time ‘Sciences at School’ label

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:00:00 +0200


Yesterday 21 primary school and 5 secondary Belgian school projects were awarded the official ‘Sciences à l’école’ (Sciences at School) label – an ESA initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of the French-speaking community of Belgium.

Transit of Mercury schools challenge

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:14:00 +0200


ESA invites European schools to join together to observe the transit of Mercury taking place on Monday 9 May 2016. Schools are challenged to observe the transit and to recreate the measurements made by astronomers around 300 years ago in order to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun.

Space Education International Workshop

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:25:00 +0200


Every year, the European Space Agency (ESA) organises a training workshop for teachers in association with the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP). In 2016, the event joins forces with the European Project, Space Awareness, for a five day workshop in space and education. The event will be held in Leiden, the Netherlands, from 18 to 22 October 2016.

Apply now for the ESA Academy Gravity-Related Research Summer School

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:10:00 +0200


University students who are studying science or engineering  are invited to apply for places at the ESA/ELGRA Gravity-Related  Research Summer School which will be held from Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July 2016. 

Fly Your Satellite! CubeSats phoned home

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:50:00 +0200


All three satellites of ESA’s Education Office Fly Your Satellite! programme have established their first contact with the ground. 

Student satellites fly freely on their orbit in space

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 02:26:00 +0200


For three student teams, the dream of building and working on a real space mission is coming true. At 01:50 CEST (23:50 GMT) today, a trio of student-built CubeSats were released into space as part of ESA’s Education Office ‘Fly Your Satellite!’ programme.

Mission complete

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:35:00 +0200

Our comet-chaser Rosetta has concluded its epic mission in a controlled impact with the comet it had been studying for two years

Rosetta's grand finale

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0200

After over 12 years in space, Rosetta's mission to rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is coming to an end. Follow us for its #CometLanding on 30 September.

Teach with Rosetta

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:58:00 +0200

Get inspired and learn from this extraordinary mission to a comet: classroom resources, videos and much more!

ESA Academy

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0100

Enhancing skills, boosting ambitions

CubeSats in orbit!

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 02:00:00 +0200

Three student-built CubeSats were released in space in April 2016. Watch the CubeSats separation replay.

Education at ESA

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

A mission to inspire and engage youngsters