The 23rd ESA Symposium, 11-15 june in Visby, Sweden, is one of the larger conferences on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research. RIT will be there to meet the space industy and network with future members of the Centre of Excellence that is being planned to start at Space Campus in Kiruna within a year.
– A number of RIT-partners from the space industry and Luleå University of technology will attend the symposium. It’s a great way to show the progress of the RIT-project to the rest of the industry, said Johanna Bergström-Roos, project manager for RIT.
As RIT project manager she will also attend the symposium along with Olle Persson, head of the Centre of Excellence initiative within RIT.
The scope of the Symposium includes new developments in technology and improvements of rocket and balloon launching facilities as well as ground based aircraft and satellite research, complementary to sounding rockets and balloons. The symposium also covers related Space education. Participants are given the opportunity to report on their latest achievements and plans for the future, within the various scientific and technical fields. These symposia have become widely recognised occasions for efficient communication between scientists, engineers, Space agency representatives, project managers, range personnel as well as students, and thereby have become the starting point for intensified collaboration.
The conference is organised and sponsored by European Space Agency (ESA) and the Swedish Space Corporation in coordination with the Swedish National Space Board.
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