UK, Austrian teens take European CanSat championships

The European Space Agency (Esa) announced the results of the European CanSat 2015 competition. The program challenges European teens to design, build, and launch a model satellite, giving them hands-on experience with the engineering and science of space exploration.

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European Space Agency wants you to Learn Earth Observation

European Space Agency wants you to Learn Earth Observation

Earth observation - using satellite images to study our own planet - isn’t just for spies any more. The European Space Agency wants more people to use orbital data to improve European economies and societies, but getting the most out of the images requires skills that most people don’t learn in school. 

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US and European Students Will Hack Robots on the International Space Station

US and European Students Will Hack Robots on the International Space Station

Next January high school students will take over robots on the International Space Station. Throughout the Fall, teams of students will compete in European and American coding contests as part of the 2014 Zero Robotics High School Tournament. The contest lets students see how their coding skills can make a difference in the real world... and beyond.

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Amateur Space News May 12, 2014

The Team America Rocketry Challenge held over the weekend leads todays headlines. In addition amateur meteor observations, smartphone astronomy, amateur outreach programs in India and the US, a free online astronomy course from The Planetary Society, weather-watchers in Puerto Rico, middle school student make progress towards orbit, and news from Mars One.

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Amateur Space News May 7, 2014

Space based video dominated this week’s headlines with several projects streaming video from the International Space Station. Other reports include public sightings of a fireball over Ontario confirmed, radio amateurs spotting tornados, crowdsourcing hurricane analysis, a high school rocket team, the struggles of a crowdfunded satellite, and more Mars One coverage.

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Amateur Space News May 4, 2014

Today’s headlines include high school experiments heading into space, a global volunteer effort to send a rover to the Moon, a student rocketry program, an Indian amateur satellite, cubesats, meteors, Mars, and more.

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CanSats: Satellites-in-a-can lets students do space research

Space agencies and space companies often complain that too many young engineers graduate without any practical experience. CanSats let universities give students experience with all stages of a space-related mission: proposal, design, engineering, launch, data acquisition, analysis, and report. These satellites-in-a-can may not actually reach Outer Space, but they give college students - and high school students - experience they need to work on real space missions.

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European Space Education Resource Office

The European Space Agency’s European Space Education Resource Office supports primary and secondary education in its member-nations by developing classroom resources and developing the skills of science and math teachers. Esero conducts four-day summer teacher workshops and supports European activities of the independent Galileo Teacher Training Program (website or our page). In many cases these programs are accredited professional development courses.

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European CanSat Competition

Every year the European Space Agency sponsors the European CanSat Competition to teach high school students in Esa member-nations how to design and operate a space mission. The students design a "satellite" that fits inside a 350ml soft drink can - a CanSat. Along the way they learn how to design and make electronic circuits and program flight computers.

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