Summer Space School

The Summer Space School of Department of Inter-University Space Research  is one of the Samara University successful educational programs.

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Aims of the School

The overall aims of the School are to involve young people into the development of micro/nanosatellites and implementation of experiments in space, to provide new fundamental knowledge and skills in applied technologies.

The participants who attend our School have the opportunity to share their challenging ideas of new space missions, get feedback from Samara University professors and work with other students and young professionals from Russia and other countries. 

By discussing the results of the space projects, visiting lectures and seminars given by leading scientists and experts in the field of space technologies and space experiments, we want to establish international interuniversity cooperation. 

The division in two teams allows the participants to work with the project that best fits their interests and background. As a conclusion, both teams will defend their projects to a comission of experts and invited scientists, who will give their feedbacks, advices, and discuss the possibility of further developments. 

Main goals and topics of the School program:

- Establishing cooperation between universities in the field of space technologies and experiments in space;
- Projects of scientific-educational nanosatellites;
- Advanced technologies (methods and devices) for research of space environment and remote sensing;
- Attitude control technologies for nanosatellites;
- Advanced space navigation technologies;
- Design principles of onboard electronic systems (sensors, onboard computers, communication systems, power supply systems) for nanosatellites;
- Relative motion in space (formation flight);
- Piggyback launch of nanosatellites;
- Space Physics;
- State-of-art technologies used in the design of nanosatellite’s (Solid Works / Altium Designer).