Summer school/workshop “Microsatellites in planetary and atmospheric research”

Summer school/workshop “Microsatellites in planetary and atmospheric research” Tartu, Estonia, 6 – 11 August 2018

This early career scientist workshop/summer school aims to

  • Give participant an overview into the most pivotal research questions in planetary and atmospheric sciences
  • Highlight the possible potential of microsatellites in those areas
  • Explore novel applications of microsatellites in a multitude of different fields including astronomy, planetary and atmospheric sciences, geosciences and astrobiology
  • Foster the interaction between space researchers and technologists
  • Allow participants to start the design and planning of new space missions
  • Contribute to the training of a new generation of space researchers

The course will consist of lectures by leading scientists, planning of a micro- or nanosatellite project in small groups as well as open discussions. Participants will also have the possibility to display their own research results in a poster session. Furthermore, a half-day excursion to interesting sites in the area (Ice Age Museum, Lake Peipus) and a walk in Tartu are included as a social programme.

The event is open to applicants from all nationalities. Detailed information about the summer school and the application procedure (deadline 31 May 2018) can be found at