The Danish Astronautical Society (Dansk Selskab for Rumfartsforskning) is proud to present the 1st Danish Student Space Workshop, which will take place in Copenhagen between Friday the 26th and Sunday the 28th of March 2004. The workshop is open to students studying at university level or similar in Denmark, as well as young graduates having a strong interest in space research and activities.
The theme “Going to Mars” has been selected as the theme for the workshop and the objectives of the workshop are to:
- Create networks between students with interest in space and share ideas and experiences
- Provide relevant input to the participants from invited experts and peers
- Discuss issues relevant to the main theme “Going to Mars”
- Create public awareness of Danish space activities specifically with regard to students
A large group of space professionals from both Denmark and abroad has agreed to participate in the workshop. Amongst them are:
- Jeffrey Davis, Director of Space and Life Science, NASA
- Fillippo Ongaro, Flight Surgeon, ESA
- Bernard Foing, SMART-1 science lead, ESA
- Jens Martin Knudsen, Dr. Scient.
The participants will be required to take active part in the program, e.g. by presenting ideas and projects and participating in the joint discussions during the workshop. For part of the program the participants will be divided into the three following working groups depending on the interest of the participants:
- Human spaceflight and lifescience
- Planetary Exploration and space based astronomy
- Space engineering with emphasis on small satellite technologies
The Human Spaceflight and Life Science group will focus on the medical and physiological aspects of manned spaceflight, life science conducted in microgravity and human factors of manned exploration of space. Emphasis will be on the medical experiments conducted onboard the International Space Station, countermeasures against the negative health effects of microgravity, preparations for a future manned mission to Mars, and utilization of the new knowledge gained in space.
The Space Engineering group will focus on all engineering disciplines supporting activities in connection with exploration and utilization of space. The main emphasis will be on small satellites and their applications. In connection with the workshop theme focus will be on the successful implementation of small satellite technology as an enabling cost-efficient means of exploration preparing for future manned missions.
The Planetary Exploration and Space Based Astronomy group will focus on the remote sensing technologies needed for satellites used in observation of planets, moons and distant stars, and constructions used for space-based astronomy observatories. Emphasis will be on determining the appropriate technologies and their implementation in small satellites, based on an evaluation of which information from the planet is essential. Further, the group will discuss the optimum location for a space-based astronomy observatory.
The three working groups will work independently with a common objective: "To address the problems associated with human exploration of Mars". This theme has been chosen because it presents a wide range of obstacles and it will require the co-operation of a broad range of the space community to fulfil these tasks. The different groups will work on the different problems facing their field of interest/expertise, and at the conclusion of the workshop all groups will present their work, ideas and solutions for all participants and the invited space professional.
The following pages contain practical information on the workshop and on procedures on how to apply as a participant. Please feel free to forward this invitation to friends and contacts that you may think will find the workshop relevant and interesting. We hope to see you in Copenhagen in March!
The organizing committee,
Danish Astronautical Society
Denne side er sidst opdateret 12. marts 2004