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Students experience of miniature satellites with CubeSats Hands-On training

September 27, 2019
ESA

CubeSats are highly versatile satellites built up by 1 or more units measuring just 10cm along each side. Learning how to best use these tools is a valuable skill, so ESA Academy has hosted the CubeSats Hands-On Training Week 2019. Running from 16 – 20 September 2019 at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre, ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium, the event was attended by 26 university students from 15 different ESA Member States and Canada.

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Students and educators share ideas at SSEA

September 25, 2019
ESA

Last week over 120 students, young professionals, lecturers and teachers gathered at the University of Leicester’s Stamford Court for the third edition of the Symposium on Space Educational Activities. The three-day event was a whirlwind of learning and sharing, with presentations, round table discussions, demonstrations and visits, all on the topic of Space Educational Activities. 

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Smooth operators: students complete Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations Training Course 2019

September 24, 2019
ESA

Spacecraft are complex machines requiring dedicated staff to maintain their operations over the entire duration of a mission. To help prepare the next generation of spacecraft operators, ESA Academy has run the Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations Training Course 2019. From 3 – 6 September, 30 Bachelor, Master, and PhD students with a science or engineering background, from 13 different ESA Member States and Canada, attended at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility, ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium. They were joined remotely by 23 university students participating online, watching lectures streamed live or playing them back later, and interacting with the tutor via a forum.

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Climate Detectives school project back for second edition

September 18, 2019
ESA

The call for the 2019-2020 Climate Detectives school project edition is now open! For the second consecutive year, ESA is challenging teams of students aged between 8 and 15 years to ‘make a difference’: identify a local climate problem, investigate it by using satellite images, take measurements on the ground, and then propose a way to monitor or mitigate it. 

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The (hyper)gravity of multidrug resistant cancers

September 17, 2019
ESA

Last week, a team of university students from Poland successfully completed its research under various hypergravity levels in ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge (LDC) located at ESTEC, Noordwijk.  

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Applications open for new e-technology lab primary teacher workshops

September 16, 2019
ESA

Primary school teachers from ESA Member and Associate States are invited to apply to technology and robotics workshops to be delivered by the ESA Education Office at the e-Technology Lab in the ESA Education Training Centre, located in Belgium, in November and December 2019.

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