Pre-Conference Events

Several workshops are organized one day before the conference. These events provide an opportunity to explore several specific topics in depth.

SPCD attendees can attend these workshops for free. Participation is open for SPCD attendees without any fees or restrictions. Advance registration is mandatory, SPCD conference participants are invited to book for these sessions beforehand.

ESCC Training Course

Tuesday 9 Ocotber 2018 from 09:30 to 16:00 hrs

Agenda of the course will cover the scope of the European Space Components Coordination (ESCC) activities, including the ESCC specification system and the ESCC component qualification and manufacturers' certification processes.

 

Participation is open and registration is done through the online registration link.


Resistor Seminar

Tuesday 9 Ocotber 2018 from 13:00 to 16:00 hrs
Objective of the seminar is to provide overview of available resistor technologies, explain the basic physical mechanisms and its impact to specific behavior – benefits and limitation of each of the resistor technologies (including established space types, commercial and new technologies). Attendees after the seminar shall better understand the resistor selection guide, risk of failures, and alternative resitor designs for certain design conditions.

The seminar is organised by Dr. Tomas Zednicek, President of the European Passive Components Institute. Visit the EPCI website for more information: www.passive-components.eu

 

Participation is open and registration is done through the online registration link.

 
ESA Site Tour & Space Expo Museum

Tuesday 9 Ocotber 2018 at 16:00 hrs
The visit covers the ERASMUS Centre Highbay with examples of research in weightlessness. The Planetary Robotics Lab (ESA's "Mars yard") developing technologies for robotic exploration of Moon, Mars and asteroids, incl. the ExoMars rover. 

A 3D Virual Reality tour of the International Space Station showing the station and the planet in spectacular 3D. And the E-mall, the corridor of the Laboratory complex which displays some of the research the labs do, including the IXV, ESA's unmanned space plane that had a highly successful atmospheric reentry mission in 2015. Duration is around 2 hours.

 

Number of places is limited to 30 and will be allocated on a first come- first served basis.

Participation is open and registration is done through the online registration link.