Samara scientists train foreigners in nanosatellite design

Samara scientists train foreigners in nanosatellite designA group of universities from countries as diverse as Columbia and Germany sent their professors and students to Samara to learn how to design and control micro- and nanosatellites.

A group of universities from different countries, including Germany, Estonia, Columbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, earlier this month sent their professors and students to Samara, in the Lower Volga area, to learn during a course of lectures how to design and control micro- and nanosatellites, announced the press service of Samara State Aerospace University (SSAU) hosting the lectures. As the training session continues, the foreign participants will be shown laboratories and SSAU?s scientific experimenting programs. In addition to discussing with them the general aspects of space technology, the host is introducing them to the plans that Samara?s TsSKB-Progress, a leading Russian space technology developer and spacecraft maker, has for the development and launch of new scientific spacecraft of the Bion and Photon types. The events are part of the Ninth International Summer Space School, an initiative first introduced in 2003. This year, the School opened last week and is expected to complete its course on August 31...