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Fly a Rocket! 2023 open for proposals

on 07 September 2022

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting bachelor students early in their studies to apply for the 2023 edition of the Fly a Rocket! programme, organised by the ESA Education office in partnership with Andøya Space Education and the Norwegian Space Agency. The deadline for submitting the applications is 10 October 2022.

The ESA Education Office is looking for 24 future space workers to participate in the Fly a Rocket! Programme, challenging them to support the preparation and launch of a sounding rocket – a rocket designed to carry scientific experiments and sensors on a sub-orbital flight. The programme offers a unique opportunity for bachelor students to learn about the physics, engineering, and operations behind a rocket launch. It combines theoretical course work carried out online with a hands-on launch campaign of a sounding rocket from the Andøya Space launch site in northern Norway.

From November 2022 to February 2023, the selected candidates will take part in an online course where they have the opportunity to learn the necessary theoretical background for the rocket campaign – both from an engineering and scientific perspective. Topics covered include among others rocket dynamics, atmospheric and aurora physics, soldering, and telemetry.

The launch campaign is planned to take place around March 2023.

Successful applicants will have the costs for travel (up to a ceiling), accommodation, and participation in the campaign covered by the organisers.

Read more details here.

Image credit: ESA