Space Technologies: basics and theory — Winter School
JANUARY 27 — FEBRUARY 07, 2020
Do you want to learn more about space telecommunication and have exciting holidays in the most beautiful city of Russia? Join this Winter School!
The Winter School course "Space Technologies: basics and theory" is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students as the first space technology course or an add-on course. The program aims to provide advanced techniques of space engineering and understanding the core physics principles related to space exploration. Space industry problems are also considered during the program in addition to technology topics. The theoretical courses cover astrophysics, space technology and physics. Students will train their practical skills during an interactive business simulation workshop. The speakers are industry experts and scientists experienced in the field of space technology.
6-hours intensive course of Survival Russian is also included into the syllabus.
Arrival: Jan 25 – 26, 2020
Classes: Jan 27 – Feb 07, 2020
Departure: Feb 08 – 09, 2020
Duration: 2 weeks
ECTS credits: 4.0
- Early bird registration fee: 510 euro
- Regular registration fee: 540 euro
Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.
The cultural program includes:
- Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art;
- Pub Quiz;
- Excursion to the Kunstkamera museum, a cabinet of curiosity;
- Field trip to the “Baltika” Brewery/"Coca-Cola" factory where students can learn about the construction and logistic peculiarities of the plant;
- Full-day Wintry Event with sleigh riding and skating (optional for extra price).
Deadline for registration:
Early bird deadline: October 28, 2019
- for non-EU citizens: November 18, 2019
- for EU, Iranian and Indian citizens, citizens of visa-free countries: December 16, 2019
- Basic knowledge of physics;
- Fluent English. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required;
- Applicants are expected to have at least 1 year of University level studies.
Request the application form and submit the application package via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cosmic rays: from physics to space technologies;
- Gravitational waves, gamma-ray bursts and neutrinos from collapsing stars;
- Experimental cosmology. From stars to the boundaries of Universe;
- The Friedmann Universe and Modern Cosmology;
- Tools of Radio Astronomy.
Satellite navigation systems and signal processing:
- Practice on satellite antenna signal processing;
- Satellite Communications;
- Global Navigation Satellite Systems;
- Processing GPS Signals to Determine Receiver Position and Time (practice on MATLAB);
- Frequency standards.
- Nanosatellites Engineering (Electrical, mechanical and computer engineering aspects of nanosatellite system engineering);
- Projects consultations;
- Nanosatellite mission design;
- Motion in Space: Electric Propulsion;
- Substance in Space: Spectral Analysis.
Other developments in space industry:
- International spectrum management system for space applications;
- SPbPU main projects in space technologies (excursion in laboratories);
- New materials for electronic production;
- Modern sensor systems based on nanostructures.
Professors and lecturers
- Aleksander Ivanchic, corresponding member of RAS;
- Aleksander Blinov, professor of Space Investigation department, SPbPU;
- Oleg Tsybin, professor of IPNT, SPbPU;
- Constantin Korikov, associate professor of IPNT, SPbPU;
- Denis Malygin, head of Astronomicon;
- Vladimir Mostepanenko, Pulkovo Observatory.
- The Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
- Pulkovo Observatory;
- Radio astronomical observatory "Svetloe";
- Ioffe Institute;