Rosetta Science Operations Scheduling Legacy Workshop 2018
Status: Call for the applications to be launched.
Date: 16 - 19 October 2018
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 complemented 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
Finalise group exercise
Present results to experts
ESA Education opportunities
Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2018
Status: Call for applications to be launched.
Date: 22 – 26 October 2018
Description: The ESA Academy Concurrent Engineering Challenge will feature groups of 20 to 30 students, each one supervised by two system engineers in the four Concurrent Design Facilities (CDFs) in the Lulea University of Technology (Sweden), the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Universidad Politécnica de 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, trajectory analysis, communications/data handling. Students within each small team will create a subsystem concept in order to 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 were 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).
Schedule for the group in ESA Academy's Training and Learning Centre:
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
Finalisation of the concept
Each group second iteration presentation
Final design consolidation & any open issues
Each group final presentation
Post-Alpbach School Summer School Event 2018
Status: Call for the applications to be launched; only opened to students who will participate in the Alpbach Summer School 2018.
Date: 26 - 30 November 2017
Description: Students will get the opportunity to carry on working on a mission proposed by a team during the Alpbach Summer School 2018. The objective of this event is to prepare a scientific paper to be presented at an international conference or published in a scientific journal. Students will be supported by ESA and external experts, and will have the opportunity to use the ESA Academy's Concurrent Design Facility (CDF).
Guidelines for the event
Preparation for CDF session
First CDF session
Second CDF session
Third CDF sessions
Conclusion of CDF sessions
Preparation of oral presentation
Delivery of preliminary oral presentation
Finalisation of oral presentation
Final oral presentation
Discussion about the article
Introduction to Space Law Training Course 2018
Status: Call for applications to be launched.
Description: During this five day training course, university students will be provided with an introductory overview of space law, why it is necessary today to regulate space activities and how it applies practically to space missions, from the smallest of projects like a university’s CubeSat project, the most famous feats of space endeavours like human spaceflight and the International Space Station right through to forward-looking questions like planetary defence.By the end of this training course, students will appreciate the importance of law in the realisation of a space mission and they will have an overview of the international legal frameworks which governs the space activity today.
Space Law at a Glance
Basic Introduction to the Core Principles and Concepts of International Law
Overview of Comparative Fields of International Law
UN Space Treaties and other Legal Instruments – General Overview
General Overview of National Space Law
Anatomy of a National Space Law and Licensing
Introduction to Institutions: European Space Agency, UNCOPUOS and UNOOSA, ITU, IADC, ECSS & ISO
Legal Lifecycle (I): Contracting Practices
Legal Lifecycle (II): Licensing, Mission Authorisation & Supervision
Legal Lifecycle (III) Technology Transfer & Export Control
Legal Lifecycle (IV): Insurance, Launch & Early Orbit Phase
Spectrum Management & Frequency Allocation
Exercise: From CubeSats to Mega-Constellations
Planetary Defence & Asteroid Mining
Space Tourism & Suborbital Flights
Legal Lifecycle (V): Operations & In-Orbit Transfer of Ownership
Legal Lifecycle (VI): On-Orbit Servicing
Legal Lifecycle (VII): Operations in GEOLegal Lifecycle (VIII): End-of-Life and Re-entry
SDM Guidelines in Practice
Sustainability of Space Activities
Remote Sensing and Disaster Management
Security of Space Assets
Safety of Space Operations
Please note that the information detailed above is preliminary and subject to change without prior notice.