You can still register for the CAS Systems Engineering training starting in August! It offers advanced training in complex system description, development and verification for engineers. At the same time, it prepares engineers for leading roles within increasingly interdisciplinary and complex system tasks.
New educational trail for kids accross the ETH Hönggerberg campus consisting of seven stations with interesting facts about space travel, physics and the planet Mars. Ideal for school classes and children’s events, upon registration only.
In order to demonstrate the interdisciplinarity of the space research and exploration field, a new lecture series will be proposed to ETH Zürich and University of Zürich students, starting in the autumn semester 2021. The lecture will be especially relevant for third year bachelor students and master students. Coordinated by ARIS and Space Innovation. More information coming soon.
For the first time in 11 years, the European Space Agency will again recruit astronauts. ESA is seeking candidates with a Master’s degree (or higher) and a minimum of three years’ experience in natural science, medicine, engineering, mathematics or computer science.
Ambassadors of humanity and pioneers of space exploration, astronauts make us dream and inspire us. Above all, they are also women and men who are motivated and passionate about space and their work. Join them!
Applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, or other characteristics, are welcome. ESA is also issuing a special call for candidates with physical disabilities to apply to its astronaut reserve for its parastronaut project.
ESA is now accepting proposals for the next cycle of the REXUS/BEXUS programme (Rocket and Balloon Experiments for University Students). The programme offers flight opportunities on sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons for experimental payloads designed and developed by university students. Deadline : 14 October 2020.
Claude Nicollier’s MOOC “Space Mission Design and Operations” has been updated according to the space sector evolution. Next session : 11th March 2020 on EdX.
The Swiss Space Center (SSC) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have joined in partnership to prepare ESA_Lab@CH, an initiative meant to give students the opportunity to develop technologies to sustain life in extreme conditions and beyond Earth.
How to design and build a human habitat in Ice? This is the challenge posed by the Swiss Space Center, inviting all students in Europe to share, discuss, and demonstrate their ideas on this topic.
The space sector is entering a new era. Formerly accessible to only a few spacefaring nations, it is becoming an incredible ‘playground’ for many new enthusiastic actors: emerging private companies and industries, a fast growing number of countries, academies and citizens join forces and seize the new opportunities in space to create knowledge, wealth and services for humans all around the globe.
The European Space Agency (ESA) drives this development by strengthening its ties with academia and other innovation partners, fostering a constant flux of radically new ideas and disruptive, future oriented solutions for space challenges.
ESA_Lab@ is a new ESA initiative that creates an open cooperation scheme between ESA, academia and also other actors to intensify research, development, and outreach. Recognising that innovation and education drive growth, ESA_Lab@ aims to inspire the next generation of space experts who will carry on the pursuit of technological and commercial successes in space.
ESA_Lab@CH will explore a new way to set-up and implement international, collaborative student projects on visionary space topics. As a first pilot, the Swiss Space Center is preparing a project on the topic of A Human Habitat in Ice: Demonstrating key enabling technologies for life support in frozen worlds. The vision of this project that is also supported by the Swiss Space Office of the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation (SERI/SSO), is to develop, together with students from all over Europe, technologies that will enable humans to live away from Earth – and live better on Earth.
In the new era of Space 4.0, space is no longer exclusively driven by experts. Space should be for everyone, and the more people think about a problem, the better the solutions become. There are many people that have unique experiences, knowledge, dreams, and competences that could benefit the way we design, fabricate and use space systems.
Students, your ideas, combined with some space expertise, will drive the future of space!
Join the discussion and the project on www.myideafor.space
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.