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  • A new look for the Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications Training Course
    on March 31, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    Last February 30 Bachelor, Master and PhD students from 16 different ESA Member and Associate States successfully completed ESA Academy’s Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications Training Course. In a brand-new format, the first 4 days were hosted at the European Space Security and Education […]

  • A CubeSat cooked on point: ISTSat-1 successfully passes thermal vacuum tests
    on March 30, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    ISTSat-1, the first Portuguese CubeSat, has completed its crucial structural qualification and thermal-vacuum tests as part of the Fly Your Satellite! Programme, and now it‘s ready for the next destination: space. 

  • Teams selected for the June 2023 test window of Fly Your Satellite! Test Opportunities
    on March 29, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    Two university teams have been selected for the June 2023 test window in the pilot edition of the Fly Your Satellite! Test Opportunities programme following a call for proposals opened in the first months of 2023. The proposal evaluation and selection were carried out by Fly Your Satellite! Team […]

  • First ever ESA Academy Navigation Training Course!
    on March 24, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    For the first time ever, ESA Academy is opening a call for university students to apply for the pilot edition of the Navigation Training Course, to be held from 26 to 30 June 2023 at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility in ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium. This Training Course has been developed by […]

  • Students launch sounding rocket in the Fly A Rocket! programme
    on March 17, 2023 at 9:59 am

    This week, 24 students participating in the Fly a Rocket! programme travelled to Andøya Space in Northern Norway to launch their own sounding rocket.

  • We explore – you benefit: Health, food, and climate
    on February 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Video: 00:04:45 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shows how space technologies and research onboard the International Space Station are used for the benefit of people on Earth. Thomas explains how space research is relevant to three of the United Nation’s goals: Health (SDG3), Zero hunger and […]

  • We explore – you benefit: water and sanitation
    on February 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Video: 00:05:43 Join ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet as he explains the benefits of space exploration technologies and activities for Earth. This video is focused on the life support technologies originally developed for astronauts and shows how space research on water recycling for deep-space […]

  • Webb Quest: Mind-blowing mission to the early Universe
    on February 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    Video: 00:48:00 Embark on a mission with ESA astronomers Mark McCaughrean and Giovanna Giardino to learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope and the early Universe. This programme is suitable for primary and secondary students. Join the quest!Find more educational resources, videos […]

  • Online CanSat Outreach Event
    on September 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Video: 01:12:22 Watch a replay of the CanSat Outreach Event, celebrating 10 years of this hands-on school project for secondary students. Experts share insights on designing critical components of a CanSat that must fit the size and volume of a soft drink can. We also take a closer look at […]

  • Back to School with ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer
    on September 17, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Video: 00:04:32 Kick off the 2021-22 school year with ESA school projects. ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer introduces the wide range of space-based STEM projects available to primary and secondary students: Moon Camp, Climate Detectives, Astro Pi, CanSat and Mission X.Learn more