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2020 Schedule

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ESA / Education / Fly Your Thesis!
Step A.1 Project definition and writing of the proposal for all applicants
Documents expected: Experiment proposal and professor’s letter of endorsement
Deadline: 6 Oct 23:59 CET
Step A.2 Review of experiment proposal and shortlisting of teams
Results will be announced 11 Oct 2019 at latest
Step B.1 Completing the experiment safety data package for shortlisted teams
Documents expected:  Experiment Safety Data Package (ESDP) v1
Deadline: 18 October 2019 23:59 CET
Step B.2 Selection Workshop at ESA/ESTEC â€“ 14-15 Nov 2019
Documents expected: Presentation slides of the project
Evaluation by the Review Board and safety review by prime contractor The final selection of up to four teams is announced in early November.
Step C. Workshop and Experiment preparation
Training Workshop Gravity-related Experiments Training Workshop, ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium on 28-31 Jan 2020
Documents expected: Experiment report, ESDP. Several iterations will be delivered to ESA Education Office and Novespace experts before the campaign on a case by case basis. 
Step D. Parabolic flights campaign  TBD November 2020
Documents expected:  Feedback report. Few weeks after the campaign.
Step E. Analysis of results
Documents expected: Paper. Results to be submitted in paper format to ESA Education four months after the campaign.