The first edition of the Space Academy took place in the CAMPUS Research Center (UPB), between 9 and 19th of September 2019. As a pilot edition, Chapter 1 concerned CubeSats design and was addressed to students from all faculties of UPB, selected on a competition base. The following editions will be extended to international applicants.
The school included lectures and hands on activities regarding the subsystems of a CubeSats, allowing attendants to gain knowledge in Structures, Electric power supply, TT&C, Mission analysis, Thermal control etc., but also in the specific applications of satellites (Telecom, Remote sensing, Space Science etc.). The lecturers were selected among the professors of UPB and specialists from the industry.
Throughout the school the students were grouped in 4 interdisciplinary teams and participated in a competition: they designed their own CubeSats focusing on a specific application chosen by the team.