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Space Debris Training Course, April 2018

on 30 January 2018

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting Romanian university students to register for the first Space Debris Training Course, organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) at the ESA Academy's Training & Learning Centre in ESEC, Redu, Belgium, from 16 to 20 April 2018. The deadline for applications is 26 February 2018.

The Space Debris Training Course will help raise awareness of the hazard represented by space debris for satellites and spacecraft, as well as a contributor to near-Earth space pollution.

University students will be provided with an introduction to the concept of space debris, why it is necessary to address this problem, and how the mitigation policies set by ESA apply to missions.

The course will consist of formal technical lectures complemented with hands-on exercises based on a real-life case study. Students will be evaluated on the group exercise.  Upon completion of the training course they will receive a certificate and course transcript, allowing them to claim ECTS credits from their respective universities.

In order to participate, students must fulfil the following eligibility criteria at the time of application: be aged between 18 and 32, be a citizen of an ESA Member or Associate State, be enrolled as a full-time MSc (BSc completed) or PhD student in a university (not graduating before the training course), and to be studying for an scientific or engineering degree and have minimum knowledge in space technology.

The selected students will be sponsored by ESA. The sponsorship will cover accommodation and meals as well as up to 200 euros for travelling to Redu, Belgium.

For more information, please visit this page.

This training course is a collaboration between ESA’s Education Office and ESA’s Space Debris Office, which coordinates ESA's research activities in all major debris disciplines. These include measurements, modelling, protection, and mitigation.

Image credit: ESA