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Earth Observation satellite system design course for students

on 04 February 2021

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting students at Master’s and Ph.D. levels in engineering and science disciplines to participate in the second edition of the Earth Observation Satellite System Design Training Course organised by the ESA’s Education Office. The course will be held online during 10 afternoon sessions (Central European Time) between 22 March and 2 April 2021. The deadline to apply is 8 February 2021.

Earth Observation (EO) satellites deliver information which are a key to guiding the World population towards a sustainable society. They allow the monitoring of vegetation and agriculture to safeguard the preservation and usage of our limited resources into the future; provide rapid assessment of damages in case of disasters such as flooding and earthquake, and enable efficient assistance measures; make it possible to gain better understanding of urban development; and allow the monitoring of meteorological and environmental parameters essential for a thorough understanding of the evolution of Earth’s global-scale dynamics, i.e. its future climate.

During the course, students will become acquainted with the end-to-end design of an EO satellite system. They will start with requirements definition based on mission objectives, progressing to orbit trade-offs and design of the payload instruments (microwave and optical), followed by the satellite design, ground segment architecture and operations, verification & testing, all the way through to in-orbit testing!

The students will be able to put into practice what they learn through a group project composed of a challenging series of design exercises which form a step-by-step observation system design project. Each student will be in charge of a given engineering field, including system engineering lead, microwave instrument sizing, optical instrument sizing, satellite design and ground segment & operations concepts. They will collaborate with their group to come up with a simple but realistic EO system design. During the Group Project sessions, the trainers will guide and support the students online.

For registration and more information, please visit this link.

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