Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations Training Course 2018
Status: Call for applications open.
Date: 11 - 14 September 2018
Description: Taught by an ESA expert from the Advanced Operations Concepts Office of ESA’ European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), Darmstadt, Germany, the course will be delivered through formal lectures without excessive mathematics or technical jargon, but with a heavy emphasis placed on the interaction with the students. Students will learn about:
- the challenges of operating a spacecraft (as opposed to designing a spacecraft)
- the operator’s view on all the spacecraft subsystems and the design features to implement in order to operate them
- ‘physiological’ traps to be avoided during operations and testing
|Day 1 & 2||
Introduction - the difference between design and operations engineers
Mission design and payloads
Attitude Dynamic and Control Subsystems
Orbit Control System
|Day 3 & 4||
Telemetry-Tracking and Control Subsystems
Command and ControlOn-board processors
On-board software and Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery
Group Exercise and Summary
Earth Observation Satellite System Design Training Course 2018
Status: Call for applications now open.
Date: 1 – 5 October 2018
Description: The aim of this training course is to provide university students with insights on the entire development of an Earth Observation satellite, from the definition of the initial requirements to the final in-orbit verifications, including risks assessment and ground operations, and with an emphasis on the sizing of the Earth Observation instruments.Taught by current and former ESA experts and external experts, this course will be delivered through formal lectures, which will be complemented by a group project, where the students will design a simple Earth Observation satellite, and illustrated by interesting videos in the evenings.
Introduction to EO Satellite Systems
Satellite Design Ground Segments and Operations
On-ground and In-orbit Verifications
|Day 5||Group Project Presentation|
ESA-ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer School 2018
Status: Call for applications closed. Training course to be delivered
Date: 25 - 29 June 2018
Description: During these four and a half days’ summer school, students will be introduced to gravity-related research by ELGRA and ESA experts from across Europe. Through-out stimulating lectures about the current research under microgravity and hypergravity conditions in life and physical sciences, students will appreciate the benefits of performing research at different g levels. Moreover, the students will work within small groups to come up with potential ideas for future gravity-related experiment student projects, also with the benefit of the existing ESA Educational platforms such as the parabolic flights, the human centrifuge or the ISS.
Introduction to ESA, ESA programmes and opportunities
Introduction to ELGRA and SELGRA
Introduction to gravity-related research
ESA Education Office and hands-on programmes
Develop a gravity-related experiment
Introduction to team project
Life science research part 1
Physiology research part
Physical science research part
Project Management workshop
Former students projects
Life science research part 2
Physiology research part 2
Physical science research part 2
Life science research part 3
Physiology research part 3
Physical science research part 3
Space project life cycle
|Day 5||Team project presentations|
Product Assurance Awareness Training Course 2018
Status: Call for applications closed. Training course to be delivered.
Date: 29 May - 1 June 2018
Description: During this four-days training course, students will be given an understanding of the PA&S engineer role in order to increase their awareness and the interest on PA&S and present them the different related disciplines. Through-out face-to-face lectures from several ESA’s PA managers and PA discipline experts, students will understand that PA is an integral part of the engineering activities playing a role in the development, design, test philosophy, build and operation of the system.
|Day 1||Overall Context of Space Projects|
PA Disciplines: Quality Management & Assurance
PA Disciplines: Dependability & Safety
PA Disciplines: Software Product Assurance
PA Disciplines: Electrical, Electronic and Electro-mechanical components
PA Disciplines: Materials & Processes
PA in Space Business
Standardisation Training Course 2018
Status: Call for applications closed. To be delivered.
Date: 12 - 15 June 2018
Description: During this four-day training course, university students will be given an introduction to ECSS system and will be taught the importance of using standards. They will be also provided with an overview of how/why standards are used in different disciplines at ESA.Though-out face-to-face lectures from several ESA experts, students will appreciate the importance of ECSS system, which will be an important part of their space-related career, complementing what they normally learn at university.
Introduction to ECSS System
Electrical and Electronics
Ground System and Operations
ESEO - Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications Training Course
Status: To be delivered.
Date: 3 – 6 July 2018
Description: An extraordinary edition of the Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications is organised for the students involved in the European Student Earth Orbiter ESEO, which is an ESA Educational project. Taught by an ESA expert from the Advanced Operations Concepts Office of ESA’ European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), Darmstadt, Germany, the course will be delivered through formal lectures without excessive mathematics or technical jargon, but with a heavy emphasis placed on the interaction with the students.
University students will learn about:
- the challenges of communicating with a spacecraft
- the way communications systems are designed and how it can have a crucial impact on how they are used and what problems can occur
- physiological traps to be avoided when communicating with a spacecraft
Visit of an antenna and baseband equipment
Visit of the PROBA operation room
Radio Frequency transmissions/reception
Real Ground Stations
Summary of the Group Exercise