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2021 Schedule

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ESA / Education / Fly Your Thesis!

The programme Fly Your Thesis! is composed of 5 main phases, from the idea of the experiment to the data analysis. Please visit the Programme phases page to have a detailed description of each stage and the expected deliverables. The table below defines the milestones for the edition FYT 2021.

Phase Content Deadline
A.1 Project definition and writing of the proposal for all applicants October 25, 2020, 23:59 CET
A.2 Review of experiment proposal and shortlisting of teams Results will be announced October 30, 2020 at latest
B.1 Completing the Experiment Safety Data Package (ESDP) for shortlisted teams November 8, 2020, 23:59 CET
B.2 Selection Workshop online via WebEx Workshop: December 8, 2020
Selected teams announcement within 2 weeks 
C. Training workshop and experiment development - Training workshop at the Training and Learning Centre in ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium or online via WebEx: January 26 - 29, 2021
- Several iterations of the Experiment Report and ESDP will be delivered to ESA Education Office and Novespace experts before the campaign on a case by case basis.
D. Parabolic flight campaign November 2021 (exact dates – TBD)
E. Analysis of results 4 months after the campaign 

Please note that those dates can be subject to change due to external factors.