Fly a Rocket! programme launches a new cycle


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The ESA Training Workplace, in partnership with the Norwegian Center for Space-relevant Training (NAROM) and the Norwegian Space Agency, is happy to announce that a new cycle for the Fly a Rocket! programme is now open up for purposes.

The ESA Training Workplace is searching for 24 potential space engineers and researchers to take part in the Fly a Rocket! programme. The Fly a Rocket! programme offers a distinctive prospect for bachelor college students to master about the physics, science and functions behind a rocket start. It brings together theoretical study course function carried out on the web, with a arms-on start marketing campaign for a sounding rocket – a rocket designed to carry scientific experiments and sensors on a sub-orbital flight – from the Andøya Space Center in northern Norway.

The programme is offered below an agreement in between the ESA Training business office, the Norwegian Center for Space-relevant Training (NAROM), and the Norwegian Space Agency (Norsk Romsenter). 

The get in touch with for purposes is now open up till the 26th of October 2020 23:59CET

Contributors of the 2019 Fly a Rocket start marketing campaign

From November 2020 to February 2021, the picked candidates will get element in an on the web study course the place they have the prospect to master the required theoretical background for the rocket marketing campaign – both from an engineering and scientific views. Topics covered incorporate rocket dynamics, orbital mechanics, atmospheric and aurora physics, soldering, and info investigation, amongst other individuals. 

The start marketing campaign is planned to get place all over March 2021*. The college students will vacation to the Andøya Space Center, north of the Arctic Circle, the place they will place their understanding into motion. In a 7 days crammed with more training and arms-on function, the contributors will be split into groups and will have the opportunity to function on the NAROM telemetry station, the rocket’s payload part or various sensor experiments. They will construct, exam and finally start their personal sounding rocket. Through the marketing campaign, college students will function in near collaboration with space marketplace gurus from the Andøya Space Center and get over normal duties of personnel associated in sounding rocket start strategies.

Payload of the university student rocket

The distinctive prospect is aimed at bachelors amount college students early in their research and will give them an introduction to space science and technological innovation, with an purpose to ‘fill the gap’ in between Secondary school functions, these types of as CANSats, and far more superior space-education and learning programmes these types of as REXUS/BEXUS. Participation in this programme will elevate participants’ being familiar with and appreciation for the space marketplace and motivate them to go after further more prospects in just their research or careers relevant to space.

Though an being familiar with of some increased-amount mathematics is demanded, candidates need not automatically be from an aerospace background. Nevertheless, they ought to reveal a powerful curiosity in the space marketplace, space science or technological innovation. 

Programs are judged on the candidate’s determination and the relevance of the Fly a Rocket! programme to their education and learning and ambitions. The candidate’s proposal of marketing functions relating to the programme and/or ‘space’, as perfectly as a suggested hypothetical sounding rocket payload, are also taken into thing to consider in the assortment.

Students in the course of countdown at the 2019 Fly a Rocket! start marketing campaign

To use, browse far more facts on our website, examine if you fulfil our eligibility standards and fill in the application sort.

Effective applicants will have the expenditures for vacation (up to a ceiling), accommodation, and participation in the marketing campaign covered by the organisers.

For far more facts, applicants can speak to flyarocket @

*The programme associates are monitoring the enhancement of the COVID condition, in get to make absolutely sure the start marketing campaign can be carried out securely. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the marketing campaign, if the COVID condition does not let to go in advance.