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Applications open for Alpbach Summer School 2019

on 20 February 2019

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites university students and young graduates to apply for the 43rd edition of the Alpbach Summer School that will be held from 16 to 25 July 2019 and will focus on “Geophysics from Space Using Micro- or Nano-Satellite Constellations”. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2019.

Held annually since 1975, in the beautiful Austrian Alps, the Alpbach Summer School enjoys a long tradition of providing in-depth teaching on different topics of space science and technology, with the aim of advancing the training and working experience of European university students and young graduates.  

This year, 60 students and young graduates in engineering and science from ESA’s Member, Associate, and Cooperating states will again be selected to participate in the Alpbach Summer School. 

The participants will be informed about past achievements and current issues, and will be invited to propose ideas for new satellite missions to observe the magnetic and gravitational field of the Earth from space with a high resolution in space and time using a mission configuration that goes beyond all missions that have been realised so far. 

Four student teams will be set up to define the scientific objectives of a space mission and a preliminary end-to-end mission design to further include the spacecraft, scientific instruments, mission and science operations that will meet the stated objective under the supervision of noted scientific and engineering experts.

The Alpbach Summer School is complemented by the Post-Alpbach Summer School Event, which takes place during a week at the ESA Academy's Training and Learning Facility at ESEC-Galaxia in Belgium.

The Alpbach Summer School is organised by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). It is co-sponsored by ESA and the national space authorities of its Member, Associate, and Cooperating States. A traditional partner is the International Space Science Institute. It is also supported by Austrospace, the association of Austrian space industries and research institutions. EuroPlanet offers grants for students. In Romania, the national point of contact is Mr. Dan AlinNedelcu, the Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy (AIRA).

For more information, access the ESA webpage and the Camp website.

Image credit: ESA