On 10 September 2016 about 2000 citizens from 22 European countries, as in Estonia, will participate in the first Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe. In the course of the day, citizens will have the opportunity to learn, debate, have their say and participate by suggesting priorities on all aspects of current and future space programmes. This consultation on an unprecedented scale will take place simultaneously in all 22 Member States of the European Space Agency (ESA).
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Euronews found Tallinn University of Technology student satellite programme one of a kind in the world and covered it it under Space Program news section.
TUT-Mektory Nanosatellite Programme is an educational programme to be carried out together with local industrial and scientific partners, which is oriented to provide practical experience of space technology development. There currently ca 40 students from 10 different nations and 15 academic supervisors involved with the programme.
From left: Tashi Dolma Gyeltshen (Masters student of Mechatronics); Lauri Kollo (laboratory manager), Casimir Reuterskiold (camera operator) and news producer Claudio Rosmino. Image: TTU
Mihkel Kama is a scientist in Leiden Observatory in The Netherlands. He is one of the few Estonian astronomers, if not the only one, to have done research using the world-class ALMA telescope in Chile. The demand for this telescope is so high that only 20% of scientists' requests are fulfilled. Although Mihkel's next job will probably not be in Estonia, he has said that he wants to keep in touch with Estonia and help further the development of local astronomy and cosmology.
The ESTCube team held summer workshops at Tartu Observatory: ESTCube-2 satellite bus workshop and ESTCube-2 payload workshop.Read more: