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Team Bubbles selected for Drop Your Thesis! 2019

December 03, 2018
ESA

Last week, ESA Academy selected a team for the 2019 Drop Your Thesis! programme. Team Bubbles, comprising four students from the International Space University in France, applied for the programme two months earlier, with an experiment that aims to learn more about the fundamental physics of sonoluminescence: i.e. the emission of short bursts of light from imploding bubbles in a liquid when excited by sound. Even though a great deal of experimental and theoretical work has already been done in this field, the source and mechanisms underlying the light flash remain elusive to date. 

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Testing times for Fly Your Satellite! teams at the Proton Irradiation Facility

November 29, 2018
ESA

ESA’s ‘Fly Your Satellite!’ programme is run by ESA Education with the participation of European Universities. It gives the next generation of scientists and engineers the chance to build their own CubeSats, and send them into space. 

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Participate in ESA Academy’s human space physiology training course

November 29, 2018
ESA

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 Team, medical and life sciences university students can find out.

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ESEO launch further postponed

November 28, 2018
ESA

The ESEO launch has been postponed due to severe weather conditions. A new launch date will be communicated as soon as possible. 

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ESA pioneers Technology Transfer & Innovation Workshop for engineering and scientific university students

November 27, 2018
ESA

30 highly-motivated university students from 13 different ESA Member and Associate States have successfully completed a brand new ESA Academy’s Technology Transfer & Innovation Workshop at ESA Education Training Centre in ESEC-Galaxia, Transinne, Belgium. The students were either 3rd or 4th year Bachelor, Master, or PhD students in engineering and science, and were trained by specialists from ESA’s Technology Transfer & Business Incubation Office and from industry; all experts in the fields of Technology Transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Students simulate a satellite landing on asteroids in ZARM’s Drop Tower

November 27, 2018
ESA

A team of 6 students from Cranfield University spent two weeks in Bremen’s Drop Tower at ZARM and completed a set of 5 experiments, simulating gently landing a CubeSat on a C type asteroid.

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