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Fly a Rocket! 2019 open for proposals

on 31 August 2018

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting bachelorstudents early in their studies to apply for the 2019 edition of the Fly a Rocket!programme, organised by the ESA Education office, which gives them the opportunity to launch their own student rocket from the Andoya Space Center, in Northern Norway. The deadline for submitting the applications is 26 October 2018.

Fly a Rocket! is a hands-on programme which will give the24 selected candidates a chance to learn more about space science and technology, and to launch their very own student rocket from the Andoya Space Center in Northern Norway.

The programme is offered under an agreement between the ESA Education office, the Norwegian Center for Space-related Education (NAROM), and the Norwegian Space Center (NorskRomsenter). 

Throughout winter 2018, the selected candidates will participate in an online course to inform and prepare them for a rocket campaign at the Space centre scheduled for April 2019. During the campaign, the participants will build, verify and launch their own rocket, as well as attend several lectures and tours and learn more about European and Norwegian efforts in space.

Applicationswill be judged on the relevance of the programme to the students’ education and ambitions, proposals for promotional activities relating to the programme and/or ‘space’, and a proposal for a hypothetical sounding rocket payload.

To apply, the students can read more information on ESA website and fill in the application form

Successful applicants will have all costs (i.e. travel, accommodation, participation in the campaign) covered by the organisers. Travel costs will be reimbursed in accordance with the ESA Education sponsorship criteria.

Image credit: ESA