ESA Academy “Product Assurance and Safety” Training Course 2017
Status: Call for Applications closed. Deadline for the applications is 24th April 2017, 23:59 CET.
Date: 12 - 15 June 2017
Description: During this four days training course, students will be given an understanding of the PA&S engineer role in order to increase their awareness and the interest on PA&S and present them the different related disciplines.
Though-out face-to-face lectures from several ESA’s PA&S managers and PA&S discipline experts, students will understand that PA&S is an integral part of the engineering activities playing a role in the development, design, test philosophy, build and operation of the system.
Content of the course:
Overall Context of Space Projects
Setting the Scene
Overview of Product Assurance in Space Business
PA Disciplines: Dependability & Safety
PA Disciplines: Software Product Assurance
PA Disciplines: Electrical, Electronic and Electro-mechanical components
PA Disciplines: Materials & Processes
PA Disciplines: Quality Management & Assurance
ESA-ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer School 2017
Status: Call for Applications closed . Deadline for the applications is 1st May 2017, 23:59 CET.
Date: 26 - 30 June 2017
Description: During these four and a half days summer school, students will be introduced to gravity-related research by ELGRA and ESA experts from across Europe.
Through-out stimulating lectures about the current research under microgravity and hypergravity conditions in Life and Physical sciences, students will appreciate the benefits of performing research at different g levels.
Moreover, the students will work within small groups to come up with potential ideas for future gravity-related experiment student projects, also with the benefit of the existing ESA Educational platforms such as the parabolic flights, the human centrifuge or the ISS.
Introduction to ESA, ESA programmes and opportunities
Introduction to ELGRA and SELGRA
Introduction to gravity-related research
ESA Education Office and hands-on programmes
Develop a gravity-related experiment
Introduction to team project
Visit of ESA Redu Centre and Euro Space Centre
Life science research part 1
Physiology research part
Physical science research part
Project Management workshop
Former students projects
Life science research part 2
Physiology research part 2
Physical science research part 2
Visit of Centre Spatial de Liège
Life science research part 3
Physiology research part 3
Physical science research part 3
Space project life cycle
|Day 5||Team project presentations|
Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2017
Status: Open call for Applications . Deadline for the applications is 15 July 2017, 23:59 CET.
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 Space Operations training course 2017
Status: Open call for Applications . Deadline for the applications is 31 July 2017 23:59pm CET
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
Last update: 14 June 2017