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Call for applications for the “Ladybird guide to spacecraft operations” training course

on 13 July 2017

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites Romanian university students interested in a career in the space sector to participate at the second edition of ESA’s Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations training course, which will take place between19 and 22 September 2017, at the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre in Redu, Belgium.

The course is suitable for BSc, Msc and PhD students with knowledge of physics who want to gain experience across the spectrum of disciplines that are part of spacecraft operations. Thedeadlinefor applications is 31 July 2017 23:59 pm CEST (00:59 Romania local time).

The course will be taught by an ESA expert from ESA’s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany and it will combine formal lectures with interactive activities.

“If you want to really understand how a spacecraft works this is the right course. It goes through all the subsystems in a way that makes you understand the connection between everything on that spacecraft. All in all, it is the perfect opportunity for anyone who is interested in working in the space industry,” said an engineering student from Romania who participated in last year’s training course.

Eligible candidates are students enrolled in university, studying an engineering or scientific subject, aged 18 – 32, and who are citizens of an ESA Member or Associate State.

To apply, students have to fill in the application form, upload a motivational letter, a CV, a formal recommendation letter and a copy of academic records.

More details about the training course can be accessed here.

Image credit: ESA