The main participation conditions

The School consists of two stages: the distant education stage and the full-time education stage. Key dates are shown in the calendar of events. Please read the events calendar carefully. Final year bachelors, master students, PhD students and young professionals are invited for participation.

Distant education stage

Duration: February 21 - March 6.

At this stage, under the guidance of Professor Ivan Timbai, applicants should study lecture materials and do assignments and tests on-line. During distance stage, participants will gain basic knowledge in the field of space flight mechanics and dynamics.

According to the results of assignments and tests, participants for the full-time stage (in Samara) will be selected.

Full-time education stage

Duration: June 15 - June 26.

In the first week, participants will have lectures on the basics of nanosatellite technologies (design and construction of nanosatellites, features of the dynamics of motion, navigation, control, etc.). Training will be held on the use of MATLAB software for nanosatellite mission analysis and other simulations. 

In the second week, several lectures on advanced space technologies will be given. Besides, all participants will be devided in four teams. 

For each team will be offered nanosatellite mission for studying. Main goals of  the these missions will be announced at the begining of the full-time stage. School participants can also propose their own missions.

Each team will perform mission analysis, prepare a presentation and defend the results of their work in front of the experts. 

At the end of the course, all the participants will receive certificates confirming successful completion of 5 ECTS training in the Advanced Space Technology and Space Experiments program.

The cost of participation in the School

The payment for the School must be made only by participants, selected to participate in the full-time stage.

School payment may be:
- 320 Euro until March 17, 2020 (bank transfer);
- 400 Euro until May 01, 2020 (bank transfer);
- 500 Euro cash payment on the day of registration in Samara (in case of payment in US dollars, depends on the current exchange rate).

Participant's payment covers: accommodation in a hostel of the university, three meals a day, transfer from the airport (on the day of arrival). The costs of studying and VISA invitations are covered by Samara University.

In case of refusal to participate in the School after the payment, at the request of the participant, a refund is made in the amount of:
- Up to May 15 - full refund less 50 Euro;
- After May 15 - 50% refund.

Participants can take part in the following one-day tours by request:
- on Saturday, a boat trip up the Volga river with a visit to the national park Samarskaya Luka and the Museum of the artist Ilya Repin;
- on Sunday, a trip to Togliatti (80 km from Samara) with a visit to the technical open air Museum.
The cost of each tour is 50 Euros.