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ESA and NAROM student rocket program Fly a Rocket!

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posted on 14.07.2020, 13:35 by Bente Jensen, Christoffer Stausland, Jøran Grande, Alexander Kinnaird
The Fly a Rocket! programme is a hands-on programme which gives students thechance to learn more about space science and technology, and to launch their very own student rocket from the Andøya Space Center in Northern Norway. The programmewas initiated as an ESA Academyprogram in collaboration with the Norwegian Center for Space Related Education (NAROM) and the Norwegian Space Agency(NSA)as a pilot in 2017 [1]. The aim was to give students in the early yearsof higher education the possibility to work on a real rocket project and learn about space physics and space engineering and thereby to inspire and motivate the students to consider careers and further study in space and space related disciplines. The pilot cycle was a huge success hence a second cycle was initiated in the fall of 2018, and the rocket launch campaign was in the spring of 2019. This paper will present the ESA and NAROM student rocket program Fly a Rocket!and its objectives together with the experiences and lessons learned from the two cycles of program.

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Citation

Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities, 2019, pp. 263-266

Author affiliation

3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities, September 16-18, 2019, Leicester, United Kingdom

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities

Pagination

263-266

Publisher

University of Leicester

isbn

978-1-912989-09-6

Copyright date

2020

Available date

15/04/2020

Notes

Symposium organised by: University of Leicester, UK Students for the Exploration & Development of Space, National Space Academy, ESA Education Office

Editors

Nigel Bannister, Áine O’Brien, Alexander Kinnaird

Spatial coverage

University of Leicester, UK

Temporal coverage: start date

16/09/2019

Temporal coverage: end date

18/09/2019

Language

en