Achievements on student programmes: a stepping stone to a space career

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Abstract

This paper aims to give an ”inside” point of view of a student involved in the REXUS/BEXUS programme. Each year, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB), in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), offer the opportunity to European University Students to fly an experiment on board sounding rockets or stratospheric balloons in the frame of the REXUS/BEXUS programme.

From December 2012 to May 2014, a master student team from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, worked on ISAAC, an atmospheric experiment launched on board REXUS 15. The author was part of this student team and was involved in the whole process of the ISAAC experiment development. The points raised in this article were presented on the occasion of a keynote speech during the 22nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, in Tromso (Norway) from the 7th to the 12th of June 2015.

The aim of this presentation was to demonstrate the benefits of Education programme at University level . In addition to the research opportunities, future space engineers can profit from a first practical experience under the supervision of experimented experts. The results of the ISAAC experiment were also presented in the frame of this conference.
Original languageEnglish
Pages63-67
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
Event 22nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon programmes and related research - Tromso, Norway
Duration: 7 Jun 201512 Jun 2015
http://pac.spaceflight.esa.int/

Conference

Conference 22nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon programmes and related research
Abbreviated titlePAC Symposium
CountryNorway
CityTromso
Period7/06/1512/06/15
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Keywords

  • REXUS/BEXUS
  • hands-on programme
  • university students
  • practical experience

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Berquand, A. (2015). Achievements on student programmes: a stepping stone to a space career. 63-67. 22nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon programmes and related research, Tromso, Norway.