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At the European Space Agency (ESA) we promote the development of new technologies in Europe to better understand our planet Earth, our Solar System and the Universe we are living in.

To accomplish this ambitious goal Europe needs young people to dedicate their careers to science, technology and other Space related professions.

What do we offer?

In the framework of the 4ESO+empresa, the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) offers students from schools from the Madrid Region the possibility to join scientists and engineers during four days to get an insight into their daily work. Each school can propose up to 3 students.

Monday 08 April 2019   09:30-12:30
Tuesday  09 April 2019   09:30-12:30
Wednesday 10 April 2019   09:30-12:30
Thursday 11 April 2019   09:30-12:30


Monday 2019-04-08

09:30   A.041b CesaR lecture room
             Introduction to ESA   -   Javier Ventura Traveset
10:30   ESAC outside & B.019 Mars room
             Introduction to ESAC & Mars Express Science Operation   -   Michel G. Breitfellner
11:30   A.013 XMM-Newton control room
            XMM-Newton Science Operations   -   Maria Santos Lleo
12:00   A.013 XMM-Newton control room
            XMM-Newton Data Quality Control  -   Beatriz Gonzalez Garcia
Tuesday 2019-04-09

A.041b CesaR lecture room
09:30   Administration Area   -   Carolina Montiel
10:15    Space Surveillance and Tracking Systems   -   Beatriz Jilete
11:00    Information Technologies   -   Ruben Alvarez Timon
             including visit to server rooms B.020, B.023
11:45    B.012 Herschel Room
             Science Archives and ESASky   -   Bruno Merin

Wednesday 2019-04-10

09:30   A.041 Galileo room
            GNSS Galileo Science Office   -   Manuel Castillo
10:15   A.023b SMOS control room
            SMOS Payload Operations   -   Jorge Fauste
11:00   A.041b CesaR lecture room
            Mission Management   -   Peter Kretschmar
11:45   Cosmology Missions (Planck, Euclid) Science Operations   -   Xavier Dupac

Thursday 2019-04-11

A.041b CesaR lecture room
09:30   XMM-Newton Data Processing   -   Eduardo Ojero Pascual
10:15   Gaia Data Processing   -   Rocio Guerra
11:00   Software Engineering   -   María H. Sarmiento Carrión
11:45   Quality Assurance   -   Julio Gallegos Alvarado

How to participate?

Access and registration 

Students interested to participate in this activity should ask their school to register at:

Registration form

Within 24 hours the school will receive an username and password.

If the school is already registered with CESAR, please connect to:

Access form


2019-03-15 17:00 CET   Deadline for schools to register up to three of their students.

In case of more than 25 applicants a selection will be done based on the justification and motivation provided through the application form.

2019-03-25   Communication to schools about successful applications.

2019-03-29   Reception of signed agreements.

!!!!! Please note that at ESA we work in ENGLISH !!!!!

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