Space training opportunities

594 training opportunities for the UK and European space sectors, last updated 23 February 2024. Curated by the Space Skills Alliance.

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E07 High-Reliability Wire Wrapping

Workshop (Portsmouth) by ASTA · £475 · Current

Teaches the theories and certifies advanced practical skills associated with Wire Wrapping

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  • Manufacturing

E05 High-Reliability Soldering for SMT - superseeded by E10

Workshop (Portsmouth) by ASTA · £1700 · Current

Following on from E01 this course extends the theory and certifies advanced practice of hand-soldering for high-reliability electronic assemblies into surface-mount-technology.

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  • Manufacturing

E09 High-Reliability Crimping, Wire Wrapping and Restricted Soldering

Workshop (Portsmouth) by ASTA · £1700 · Current

This course combines the ECSS-Q-ST-70-26 and ECSS-Q-ST-70-30 standards and introduces the restricted hand-soldering to wiring sections of the ECSS-Q-ST-70-61 standard.

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  • Manufacturing

E02b Upgrade from Operator to Operator/Inspector

Workshop (Portsmouth) by ASTA · £1100 · Current

This is an upgrading course for those who need to move from operator to operator/inspector role. This course needs only to be taken once, at the time of re-certifying existing operator standards.

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  • Manufacturing

E10 High-Reliability Hand Soldering

Workshop (Portsmouth) by ASTA · £3400 · Current

Develops the theoretical knowledge and certifies advanced practical skills necessary to fulfil the task of ESA Soldering Operator for through-hole and surface-mount technology. ESA requirements are designed to ensure process consistency and acceptable workmanship standards resulting in the production of high-reliability hand-soldered connections.

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  • Manufacturing

Analog Mission Basic Training

Workshop (Online) by OeWF · €100 (~£85) · Past

The traditional Analog Mission Basic Training Course (AMBT) of the Austrian Space Forum is dedicated to train Mission Support Center volunteers for upcoming Mars simulations. In this  workshop will provide a solid overview on Mars analog missions, focusing on the tasks and positions at the Mission Support Center (MSC), field operations and about Mars research in general. Graduates will be able to successfully respond to the diverse challenges of future Analog Mars Simulations at the MSC and will be part of a highly motivated team that is the foundation of every Analog Mars Mission at the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF). This course will be an online training course and  contains hands-on lectures on our space suit simulators, IT infrastructure, meeting analog astronauts culminating with a small conceptual Mission Simulation. The AMBT course concludes with a final examination after the online workshop. The successful trainees will be awarded with a certificate that will allow them to take part in the subsequent Analog Mission Advanced Training course and missions.

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  • Human spaceflight

Dare to discover data assimilation (data assimilation minus the maths)

Short course (Online) by National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) and University of Reading · Free · Current

This free course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of data assimilation without assuming a background in mathematical concepts or any specialist subject knowledge. It will be particularly useful to users of data assimilation products (e.g., reanalyses) or those who are interested in exploring the possibilities of data assimilation for new applications.

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  • Remote sensing

Space * SUSTAINABILITY

Short course (Strasbourg) by International Space University (ISU) · €2000 (~£1708) · Current

The impact of economic activities on the environment on the largest scales has become increasingly prominent over the recent decades. The present and expected costs of the global changes prompt governments, international organizations, public opinions, and interest groups to push to reduce their environmental and societal footprint through self- and externally-imposed regulations. The space sector is no exception. Both the public-sponsored and private-led activities must justify and reduce their negative impacts, abide by national and international regulations, and develop industrial processes that take into account future costs and taxes. Interestingly, the space sector has long been aware of the damage that careless activities can have, whether it is about telecommunications or collision risks in low-Earth orbits. On the other hand, space activities and in particular space-based Earth observations are critical to the understanding, monitoring, and mitigation of the human-caused and natural modifications and dangers of the planet’s climate and geological parameters. The monitoring of greenhouse gas atmospheric content, hydro- and cryosphere evolution, accidental and criminal pollutant releases into the environment, is crucial to make predictions, advising the decision-makers, and preventing harmful activities. In this 9-day course, experts and actors of the space sector will explain how companies and space agencies tackle their environmental and societal responsibilities; how they design and conduct the Life Cycle Assessment of their products, through initiatives such as the ESA EcoDesign or at Airbus; and the research that is conducted on propellants, recycling, and company processes to reduce their footprint. Researchers will present the methodology, capacities, limitations, and technical developments of Earth observations and their contribution to agriculture, emergency mapping and management, and law enforcement. The participants will also learn about the current and to-be-expected political and legal constraints, from international lecturers of space agencies, academia, and the industry, involved in the definition and promotion of a sustainable space sector.

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  • Remote sensing

Space * ASTROBIOLOGY

Short course (Strasbourg) by International Space University (ISU) · €2000 (~£1708) · Current

Astrobiology is the interdisciplinary study of life in the universe and touches on some of the most profound questions in both science and philosophy. How and when did life on Earth emerge from a ‘pool of organic molecules’? Is there life on Mars, extant or extinct? Could other bodies in the solar system harbor life, e.g. Enceladus, Titan and Europa? Do intelligent civilizations exist elsewhere in our galaxy? All of these questions – and many more – will be addressed in ISU’s 7th annual Astrobiology Elective (April 11-21, 2023). The Elective will welcome some of the finest Astrobiologists in the world, e.g. Dr. Christopher P. McKay (NASA Ames Research Center), Dr. Frances Westall (Director Emeritus of the CNRS Exobiology Group, Orléans) and Dr. Joseph A. Nuth, III (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center). The program will highlight current and future astrobiology missions, e.g. Martian rovers such as Perseverance and its successors. The Elective will consist of presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops, and a field trip devoted to collecting and analyzing magnetotactic bacteria. The single deliverable will be a group White Paper, of which there will be four offered. In the past, they have included topics such as, “The potential of the Canadian Arctic for Astrobiology research”, and “Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a Biomarker for the Astrobiology Community”.

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  • Astrobiology

Space * OMICS

Short course (Strasbourg) by International Space University (ISU) · €2000 (~£1708) · Current

How does being in space affect an organism? At the cellular and biochemical level? Omics techniques have revolutionized molecular biology, permitting detailed snapshots of an organism’s cellular activity in different environments or over periods of time. Thousands of data points can be collected at a time, using blood samples or easy-to-collect samples like urine or saliva. Omics techniques enable statistically powerful low “n” studies which are perfect for space research, given the fact that there are only a few people or animals on each space mission. The first space examination of genes, gene products (enzymes and other proteins), and products of enzymatic reactions (metabolites) have already started to provide important and sometimes surprising results. This intensive 2-week course will permit students to access and analyze omics data from NASA’s GeneLab: genomic, proteomic and metabolic data from animal and plant studies conducted in space or Earth-based space analogs. Student groups will formulate an hypothesis and conduct their own analysis to determine changes in gene expression. Faculty will guide the students through the processes of experimental design, data analysis, interpretation of results, and communication of findings. This first of its kind course was initially developed with the help of ESA funding and will be offered again April 24 – May 5, 2023, at ISU’s campus in Strasbourg France.

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  • Astrobiology

Space * NEWSPACE

Short course (Strasbourg) by International Space University (ISU) · €2000 (~£1708) · Current

During the NewSpace elective teams of participants will submit at the end of the elective a short business plan for a project at their choice. The first week will be dedicated by experts informing the participants on business plan principles, business canvas and essential financial calculations to be included in a business plan. Experts from different equity investor categories will discuss with the participants on the approaches of business angels and venture capitalists and give useful info on how investors evaluate business plans and do due diligence. In parallel, the participants will work further on a concept of their choice. The second week will be mainly dedicated to coaching on how to present a business plan slide deck with the help of experts from a local incubator. In this period, also analysts of equity investors will be invited to explain how they evaluate business plans. To the extent possible, representatives of a successful start-up will share their experiences. On the last day, the teams will present their proposal in front of a professional jury which will evaluate the different proposals and give feedback on the strengths and weaknesses.

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  • Business

Product Assurance Awareness Training

Short course (Belgium and Online) by European Space Agency (ESA) · Free · Past

A course on Product Assurance (PA) and teach them how this is implemented in space projects for ESA and space businesses

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  • Software engineering
  • Assembly, integration & testing

ESA/ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer School

Short course (Austria) by European Space Agency (ESA) · €450 (~£384) · Current

An overview of the current research under microgravity and hypergravity conditions in Life and Physical Sciences

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  • Human spaceflight

STAR for Analogs [Foundations]

Course (Online) by Interstellar Performance Labs · $2000 (~£1578) · Current

A comprehensive 9-week course filled with lessons, activities, exercises, and live group sessions to provide you with the foundational human performance knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for an analog mission.

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  • Human spaceflight

Space Weather Training Course

Short course (Belgium) by European Space Agency (ESA) · Free · Past

ESA intends to provide students with an overview and introduction to the space weather domain from a range of perspectives. This will include scientific and technological fundamentals, space weather monitoring, forecasting, modelling, and understanding of its technological impacts along with an outlook toward the domain’s evolution in the future.

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  • Atmosphere & climate
  • Remote sensing

Spacecraft Platform Systems and Design

Short course (Coventry) by MTC · £450 · Current

This course aims to provide you with an introduction to topics of value to the Space industry in particular Spacecraft Platform Systems and Design which will enable you to upskill and obtain cross-sector skills.

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  • Space systems

Space for Business

Course (Varies) by University of St. Gallen, Nova School of Business, Rotterdam School of Management, and European Space Agency (ESA) · €15000 (~£12812) · Current

The #1 business programme for the NewSpace economy in Europe. This 6-month (part-time) Executive Education programme by 3 top European business schools provides business training for space professionals. Developed with the European Space Agency, it prepares selected professionals and their organizations for the business opportunities and risks of NewSpace, by imparting skills in creating and recognizing innovative business models.

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  • Business

Environment Testing for Space

Short course (Coventry) by MTC · £450 · Current

This course aims to provide you with an introduction to topics of value to the Space industry in particular Environment Testing for Space which will enable you to upskill and obtain cross-sector skills.

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  • Manufacturing

GNSS Systems

Short course (Online) by Space Economy Academy · €360 (~£307) · Current

Course developed in collaboration with RHEA to provide you with fundamentals of GNSS principles and technologies, including an overview of the major augmentation systems.

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  • GPS/GNSS

Space Environment and its Effects

Short course (Coventry) by MTC · £450 · Current

This course aims to provide you with an introduction to topics of value to the Space industry in particular Space Environment and its Effects which will enable you to upskill and obtain cross-sector skills.

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  • Manufacturing

Cleanrooms for Space

Short course (Coventry) by MTC · £450 · Current

This course aims to provide you with an introduction to topics of value to the Space industry in particular Cleanrooms for space which will enable you to upskill and obtain cross-sector skills.

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  • Manufacturing

Satellite Manufacture, Assembly, Integration and Verification

Short course (Coventry) by MTC · £450 · Current

This course aims to provide you with an introduction to topics of value to the Space industry in particular Satellite Manufacture, Assembly, Integration and Verification which will enable you to upskill and obtain cross-sector skills.

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  • Manufacturing

Spacecraft Operations

Short course (Online) by Spaceway · €445 (~£380) · Past

This short, intensive and specialized space course provides students engineers and professionals the know-how, skills and expertise needed to work in Spacecraft operations related fields. If you want to acquire valuable knowledge about specific points, in-depth theory and examples of practical cases with the best lecturers in the sector you came to the right place. Scroll down to know more.

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  • Spacecraft operations

Designing Space Missions and Systems Online (DSM)

Short course (Online) by TSTI and KISPE · £549 · Current

This course examines the real-world application of the entire space systems engineering discipline.

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  • Mission design

Interplanetary Spacecraft and Satellite Engineering

MOOC (Online) by Udemy · £59.99 · Current

The Interplanetary Spacecraft and Satellite Engineering Course is a multidisciplinary course where we will study the components and systems which compose a Spacecraft. My intention is that you understand the main topics regarding the design and engineering of Spacecraft clearly, by describing in clear terms all the systems which operate in a Spacecraft.

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  • Space systems

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