Call for Applications for the Space Station Design Workshop 2019 in Germany


Deadline: 30 April 2019
Open to: students and young professionals from all disciplines and all nationalities
Venue: 21 –  27 July 2019 at Institute of Space Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Description

With the end of operation of the International Space Station ISS coming up within the next twelve years, it is time to think about a successor space station to preserve long-duration human presence in space. But which requirements are there? Which orbit should be chosen? What size should the station be and how many astronauts should it accommodate? Which purpose makes the most sense? If you want to help answer these questions and take part in the Space Station Design Workshop, we encourage you to apply!

After the great success of the SSDW 2015 in Stuttgart, the organizers decided to hold the competition at the IRS annually, while the respective mission statements for each year will be adjusted to latest interests coming from industry experts. The SSDW combines talented undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young professionals, in a cooperative yet competitive environment. Under guidance from experts in academia and industry, and drawing on their collective skills and experiences, these students will be tasked with designing a manned platform in space in an intensive one-week workshop at the IRS facility in Stuttgart, Germany. The workshop applies the process of concurrent engineering, based on the model of the Concurrent Design Facility of ESA, ESTEC. As interdisciplinary cooperation is integral to such projects, applicants from all fields of study are welcome at the workshop

Eligibility

Undergraduate, graduate and young professionals with less than 3 years of experience are encouraged to apply!

Benefits

  • The workshop itself is free of charge and accomodation will be provided
  • Partial travel refund is provided (maximum of 500€)

Application

The application period is now open! Undergraduate, graduate and young professionals with less than 3 years of experience are encouraged to apply!

Interdisciplinary cooperation is integral to such projects, and hence applicants from all fields of study are welcome at the workshop. The SSDW is free of charge and accommodation during the workshop will be provided.

Complete and submit the application form until 30th April 2019.

In order to complete your application, you require the following documents:

Please send your full application to ssdw@irs.uni-stuttgart.de subject "SSDW 2019 Application". You will receive a confirmation within one week.

For any enquiries please contact ssdw@irs.uni-stuttgart.de

Successful applicants will be notified before the end of May 2019.

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