ESA Space Optics Instrument Design &Technology Course

Optical engineering for space is a highly specialised profession in need of trained and experienced professionals. Technology evolution and market dynamics require the profession to stay up to date with new methodologies for the designing, manufacturing, and commissioning of high performance space optical instruments.

This inspired the European Space Agency (ESA) to organise two types of courses for professionals operating in the space optical engineering sector. The first is dedicated to “Space Optics Instrument Design” and the second to “Space Optics Instrument Technology”. The two courses alternate each year with the 2021 course focussing on Space Optics Instrument Technology.

The course lecturers consist of professionals with long standing experience in the sector. Their accessibility during the course gives participants a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge with one-to-one meetings as well as planned lectures.

The course also gives plenty of opportunities for participants to develop a professional network. Sharing problems and discussing solutions is the way to develop optical engineers for the space community and space sector as a whole.

When: 09 – 14 May 2021
Where: Poltu Quatu, Italy

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