On a mission to European Space Agency (ESA)

The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk is ESA’s largest facility in Europe and it’s technical heart. In Noordwijk more than two thousand specialists work on scientific missions, manned space flights, earth observation, telecommunication- and navigation satellites.

During this excursion to Noordwijk we will have a look inside, visit the Planetary Robotics Lab and learn more about ESA’s future space missions. Curious? Join our mission to ESA!

Programme (draft):

13:00h   Check in at the ESTEC Gatereception (with passport, ID card of driver's licence!) and welcome by Robert Willemsen

13:15h   Transfer to the Erasmus Centre - Multi Media Library

13:25h   Presentation Overview of ESA/ESTEC

              360 Virtual Tour of the Satellite Test Centre facilities

13:55h   Transfer to the Erasmus Highbay

14:00h   Tour of the Erasmus Highbay

              Planetary Robotics Laboratory

14:30h   Transfer to the Auditorium

14:40h   3D Virtual Reality Tour of the International Space Station - ISS

14:55h   Transfer to the Laboratory complex

15:00h   3D Printing for space and IXV atmospheric re-entry space plane

15:25h   Transfer to the Concurrent Design Facility

15:30h   Concurrent Engineering for the conception of ESA's future space missions by Michel van Pelt

16:30h   Departure         

Costs: € 30,- (including bus transfer and lunch). Only UT-students can participate.

Register: via email to a.heukels@utwente.nl.

More information on the website of ESA/ESTEC.

This event is organized in cooperation with Studium Generale UT and Space Society Twente.