Raymond Hoofs – ESA’ space exploration and its positive impact is online

You can now view Raymond Hoofs’s lecture in our videos section or on our youtube channel – part 1; part 2. Raymond Hoofs was Science operations engineer on Rosetta spacecraft. He was part of the team that landed the spacecraft on the surface of the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in September. He also worked on the Venus Express mission and is currently working

We visited National Gymnasium of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Sofia

We visited National Gymnasium of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Sofia, where we gave a lecture about ESA’s programmes and missions, and Aerospace Engineering. Many of the students were specializing in physics and so we emphasized on the scientiffic missions and their operations and goals, such as the Planck satellite, the Rosetta mission and Bepi Colombo. We also spoke about the

We visited First English Language School in Sofia

We visited First English Language School in Sofia, where we gave a lecture about Space technology and science! We were invited there by the founder of Young WingsClub – an aerospace engineering club, and we were glad to find many of its members were very interested in space and engineering! After introducing the basics of how satellites are built, what systems

We visited 51st SU “Elisaveta Bagriana” in Sofia

We visited 51st SU “Elisaveta Bagriana” in Sofia, where we gave a lecture about space technology and science. We were greeted by students of all ages and even teachers, who wanted to know more about space and how real satellites are built and launched.  Apart from just talking about the launch of satellites into space, we watched an Ariane V launch

We visited High School of Mathematics “Dr Petar Beron” in Varna

We visited High School of Mathematics “Dr Petar Beron” in Varna, where we gave two lectures – one about spacecraft engineering and one about ESA’s current programmes and missions. Many students had a background in Astronomy, so there were many interesting questions regarding the future developement of lunar colonies and space telescopes. We were also quite pleased to find many students

Marco Lisi – Galileo and EGNOS programmes and the importance of GNSS services for the European society is online

You can now view Marco Lisi’s lecture in our videos section or on our youtube channel – part 1; part 2; part 3. Dr. ing. Marco Lisi is presently GNSS Services Engineering Manager at the European Space Agency, in the Directorate of GALILEO Programme and Navigation related activities. In October 2012, he was appointed Special Advisor of the European Commission

Antonio Fortunato – ISS and its science and exploration mission is online

You can now view Antonio Fortunato’s lecture in our videos section or on our youtube channel – part 1; part 2. Antonio Fortunato is the lead EUROCOM, and deputy lead of Crew Operations for the ESA Astronaut Office. EUROCOM is an International Space Station Flight Control Room position, responsible for direct communication with the International Space Station crew. Antonio has

Jose Achache – Space entrepreneurship in Europe. Technology transfer and innovation is online

You can now view Jose Achache’s lecture in our videos section or on our youtube channel – part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4. Dr. Jose Achache is Managing Director at AP-Swiss, the ESA Ambassador Platform for Satcoms and Integrated Applications with the Swiss industry, which fosters the development and validation of viable operational services relying on a combination

We visited Pleven language school

We visited the foreign languages school in Pleven where we gave two lectures – one about Space technology and science and one about the European Space Agency and its achievements and programmes. During the first part, we briefly went through the agency’s history, founding and goals and we reviewed some of its highlights from the past. We then discussed ESA’s

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