Post-Alpbach School Summer School Event 2018
Status: Call for the applications to be launched; only opened to students who participated in the Alpbach Summer School 2018.
Date: 26 - 30 November 2018
Description: Students will get the opportunity to carry on working on the Calathus mission proposed by team Blue during the Alpbach Summer School 2018. Calathus is a mission designed to travel to the Occator Crater to perform mass spectroscopy and take high resolution images of the surface, but most importantly it will bring samples of the salty surface material back to Earth. The spacecraft consists of an orbiter to map the crater, a lander equipped with a drill, a mass spectrometer, a thermal mapper and a second camera to be left on the surface as the collected sample rejoins the orbiter to return to Earth for analysis. 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 and article
Delivery of preliminary oral presentation and article
Finalisation of oral presentation and article
Final oral presentation
Visit to ESEC-Redu
Rosetta Science Operations Scheduling Legacy Workshop 2019
Status: Call for the applications to be launched.
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
Please note that the information detailed above is preliminary and subject to change without prior notice.