Recognizing its unique role in supporting capacity building efforts and being a catalyst for a broad engagement in space activities in developing countries, UNOOSA offers, with its partners, the support of Fellowship Programmes. This capacity building effort in educational institutes throughout the world have become a cornerstone of the offices to promote the benefits of space activities. The fellowships cover topics on GNSS and related applications, Nanosatellite Technologies and Microgravity and are designed to act as motivation for younger generations to pursue a career in a space related field.
Please find here specific information on the offered fellowship programmes:
UNOOSA and the Government of Japan, in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), have established a Fellowship Programme: Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST) for nationals of developing countries or non-space-faring nations. The Programme will provide extensive research opportunities in small satellite systems through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at Kyutech.
The Master in Navigation and Related Applications (MNA) Felloswhip Programme starts in October 2015 and lasts for 12 months including a period ranging from 3 to 4 months for hands-on pilot project (internship). The MNA Programme study provides extensive background knowledge in navigation/localization systems as well as a detailed analysis on NAV/COM integration and environmental monitoring applications.
In collaboration with the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the fellowship programme offers a selected research team the opportunity to conduct its own microgravity experiments at the Bremen Drop Tower. The series of experiments will consist of four drops or catapult launches during which approximately 5 and 10 seconds of microgravity, respectively, are produced.
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