Space debris is a hazard to our satellites and spacecraft as well as a contributor to near-Earth space pollution. To help raise awareness of this issue, ESA’s Education Office is organising the second edition of the ESA Academy’s Space Debris Training Course.
The Space Debris Training Course will be hosted at the ESA Academy's Training & Learning Facility in ESEC-Galaxia, Transinne, Belgium, from 13 to 17 May 2019. University students will be provided with an introduction to the concept of space debris, why it is necessary to address this problem, and how the mitigation policies set by ESA apply to missions. Participants will not only learn about the space debris environment and mitigation technologies, but also about how it impacts spacecraft operations and potential future solutions.
- be aged between 18 and 32;
- be a citizen of an ESA Member State,Canada or Slovenia;
- be enrolled as a full-time MSc (BSc completed) or PhD student in a university (not graduating before the training course);
- be studying for an scientific or engineering degree and have minimum knowledge in space technology.