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Students design a space system to help protect elephants

May 23, 2017
ESA

A group of university students completed the ESA Academy’s third Concurrent Engineering Workshop with a difficult challenge: to design a satellite that would track African elephants!

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Students explore Saturn and its moons in the Cassini competition

May 18, 2017
ESA

Since its arrival at Saturn in 2004, the international Cassini-Huygens mission has made numerous discoveries about the beautiful planet, its fascinating rings, and mysterious moons. The stunning images of the Saturnian system taken by the Cassini spacecraft provide the inspiration behind the ‘Cassini scientist for a day’ competition that is designed to give school students a taste of life as a space scientist. Over 1400 students from across Europe participated in the 2016–2017 competition and the winners have now been selected.

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

May 17, 2017
ESA

Six university teams have been selected for the second edition of the Fly Your Satellite! programme after an intensive week at the Selection Workshop, held at ESTEC from 1st to 5th May. The CubeSats evaluation and selection were carried out by a CubeSat Evaluation Panel, consisting of ESA experts from a range of disciplines. 

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ESA Challenge of the Copernicus Masters competition 2017

May 11, 2017
ESA

Universities are invited to participate in the ESA Challenge of the Copernicus Masters competition 2017, looking for innovative small satellite design and manufacturing solutions that could be complementary to the current Sentinel family missions. Learn more about the ESA Challenge . Hurry up! The deadline to submit proposals is 30 June 2017.

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New CubeSat Teams participate in Fly Your Satellite! Selection Workshop at ESTEC

May 02, 2017
ESA

ESA’s Education Office has recently launched  its second cycle of the ‘Fly Your Satellite!’ programme. The new cycle offers university teams engaged in the design of a CubeSat mission the opportunity to build, test, launch and operate their own satellite mission with support from ESA specialists.

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ESA’s “Fly a Rocket!” programme teaches students the virtue of perseverance

April 10, 2017
ESA

The dream of launching a rocket  almost came true for 20 students at the Andøya rocket range in Northern Norway  on the 30th of March 2017 . The students were part of ESA’s first “Fly a Rocket!” programme. They were forced to postpone the launch due to high winds at around 5km but will try again later in the year.

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