On 12th and 13th of March, the CubeSat Team (represented by Gerard, Raffaele, Christian e Andrea) participated in the Kick-Off Workshop of Phase 2 of the ESA Education Office “Fly Your Satellite!” (FYS) Programme. The ESA Education Office selected the following satellites for Phase 2:

  •  [email protected] (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  •  AAUSAT 4 (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • OUFTI-1 (University of Liege, Belgium)

In addition, the AAUSAT5 student team (from Aalborg University) was invited to join the workshop, in the framework of a collaboration between the Education Office and the ESA Human Spaceflight and Operations (HSO) Directorate.

The workshop aimed at introducing the CubeSat teams to the activities to be performed for the preparation and execution of the environmental test campaign, and the preparation of the Data Package for Phase 2. Below there is the agenda of the workshop.
5_workshop agenda

ESA experts presented a lot of interesting things, in  particular the thermal vacuum and vibration test that [email protected] will undergo in next months! Moreover, this workshop gave us the opportunity to meet some of the members of the other two teams.

Photogallery of this workshop is available on our website, or directly on our Flickr account.