Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2017
Status: Call for the applications closed
Date: 11-15 September 2017
Description: The ESA Academy Concurrent Engineering Challenge will feature groups of 15 to 25 students, each one supervised by two system engineers in the four Concurrent Design Facilities (CDFs) in Polytechnic of Turin (Italy), University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom), Technical University of Madrid (Spain) and the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre (Belgium). Groups will be given a specific mission to design in four days.
Students in each group will be divided into small teams of two or three to cover the following disciplines: structures, configuration, power, mechanisms, thermal, attitude and orbit control system for a satellite (AOCS), propulsion, optics / sensors, trajectory analysis, and communications / data handling. Students within each small team will create a subsystem concept in order to later achieve the mission parameters using the Concurrent Engineering approach.
The groups will not compete against each other. Instead, they will use video conferencing to share each day’s progress, raise any particular difficulties they are facing, and receive helpful input from the other participants. At the end of the week, each group will present their final design.
Ultimately, students involved in the challenge will learn about the Concurrent Engineering approach and its benefits, and how to use the Open Concurrent Design Tool (OCDT).
Preliminary schedule for the group in ESA Academy's Training and Learning Centre:
Content of the course:
Introduction Concurrent Engineering Approach
Get familiar with Workbooks and OCDT
Visit of ESA Redu Centre
Each group presentation general presentation
Introduction to the mission
Mission overview and requirements
Mission and system modes definition
Each group results presentation
First iteration of all subsystems
Each group first results presentation
Finalization of the concept
Each group second iteration presentation
Final design consolidation & any open issues
Each group final presentation
Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations training course 2017
Status: Call for applications closed.
Date: 19 - 22 September 2017
Description: Students will learn about:
- the challenges of operating a spacecraft (as opposed to designing a spacecraft)
- the operator’s view on all the spacecraft subsystems and the design features to implement in order to operate them
- ‘physiological’ traps to be avoided during operations and testing
Taught by an ESA expert from the Advanced Operations Concepts Office of ESA’ European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), Darmstadt, Germany, the course will be delivered through formal lectures without excessive mathematics or technical jargon, but with a heavy emphasis placed on the interaction with the students.
|Day 1 & 2||
Introduction - the difference between design and operations engineers
Mission design and payloads
Attitude Dynamic and Control Subsystems
Orbit Control System
|Day 3 & 4||
Telemetry-Tracking and Control Subsystems
Command and Control
On-board software and Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery
Group Exercise and Summary
Rosetta Science Operations Scheduling Legacy Workshop 2017
Status: Open call for Applications . Deadline for the applications is 21 August 2017, 23:59 CEST.
Date: 3-6 October 2017
Description: During this workshop university students will learn how science operations scheduling is done at ESA and what tools are used. Exercises will be performed with the support of the experts who did the scheduling for the real mission using the actual science operations scheduling software (MAPPS) that produced the final experiment commanding for the spacecraft. These exercises will be supported by lectures given by various members of the Rosetta team including the project scientist, spacecraft operations manager, ESA Philae system engineer and individuals who were involved in building the actual spacecraft. In addition, the students will learn how to access the actual science data that these schedules produced via the Planetary Science Archive.
Rosetta mission overview
Rosetta Spacecraft design
Rosetta AIV experience and considerations
MAPPS introduction and overview
MAPPS overview presentation
Rosetta Science Ground Segment
Rosetta Instrument teams
Science Operation Planning - Long Term Planning
Science Operations Planning - Medium and Short Term Planning
Tour of ESEC
Rosetta Mission Operations
Science Pointing timeline
Rosetta image archive
End of Mission operations
ESA Education opportunities
Finalise group exercise
Present results to experts
Last update: 22 August 2017