16 – 27 July 2018 in Beijing, China.
13 special China-focused tracks to choose from
Lectures ¦ Interactive Workshops ¦ Field trips ¦ Cultural Activities
The Space Debris Training Course will be hosted at the ESA Academy‘s Training & Learning Centre in ESEC, Redu, Belgium, from 16 to 20 April 2018. 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.
ESA has opened a competition for a design that will ornament the fairing of the Soyuz rocket carrying the satellite CHEOPS.
The fairing is the outer housing that protects the satellite against the extreme pressure and heat experienced as it punches through Earth’s atmosphere. Those fairings are produced in Switzerland by the company RUAG Space.
CHEOPS is an ESA satellite mission to study Exo-planets.
Further details about the competition can be found here. Competition rules and guidelines are published here.
The RTS programme “Toute une vie” presented Claude Nicollier on January 4th 2018. “Des archives rares, des photos, des documents personnels. Le Suisse de l’Espace, Claude Nicollier parle de son ancêtre le chocolatier Cailler, de sa carrière chez Swissair, de sa vie de famille à Houston et de ses extraordinaires missions avec la navette Challenger.”