One of the Fly Your Satellite! 2016 teams work on their CubeSat at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
'Fly Your Satellite!’ is an ESA educational programme run in close collaboration with European universities and aimed at complementing students’ academic education. It provides university students across Europe with the unique opportunity to gain practical experience in key phases of a challenging, real satellite project – a CubeSat – from integration, test and verification, launch and operations. Through Fly Your Satellite! and other educational projects, ESA inspires, engages and better prepares students to undertake scientific and technological careers, particularly in the space sector. Fly Your Satellite! is part of the newly established ESA Academy programme.
Launch is scheduled for 22 April, when the CubeSats hitch a ride into space with the Sentinel-1B satellite on a Soyuz rocket.
Follow the Fly Your Satellite! 2016 launch campaign via ESA Education.