The third day of the Congress began with the extension of range of our promotional materials by American company XCOR Aerospace and it continued with the visit of several university booths and start-up companies focused on building small satellites and presenting a joint poster with colleagues from Kosmonauta.net.
Scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics ASCR prepare an experiment for the ExoMars 2018
Czech Space Office has returned from the 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem
Reflections on the International Astronautical Congress 2015 in Jerusalem - Friday
Reflections on the International Astronautical Congress 2015 in Jerusalem - Thursday
Reflections on the International Astronautical Congress 2015 in Jerusalem - Wednesday
Our Tuesday's programme consisted of, in addition to traditional presentation at the booth, participation in the plenary session of the commercial human space flight, of which exchange of different points of view of several space industry leaders took place. A great experience was the early evening Highlight Lecture with Professor Bibring presentation of the first scientific results of the ESA Rosetta probe and preparations for the November landing of its module of Philae.
The first day of the Congress, we put together our booth and greeted the first visitors. In contrast to the experience of previous years, the attendance was noticeably smaller, but we hope that the interest in the exhibition will increase during the Congress. In our showcase, this year with the largest number of exhibits, there are product samples from nine of Czech organizations like private companies, Academia and universities.
The annual report describes the activities and results of the Czech Space Office in 2013. In this period, the activities of CSO projects were funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in the field of international cooperation in research and development EUPRO II and in the Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness.
The digital slit sun sensor (DSSS) measures the position of the Sun with respect to its axes. It overcomes the disadvantages of the sun sensors used in the past, e.g. on Magion satellites, that were analogue cosine law sensors.This sensor mainly consists from COTS and industrial components and is therefore relatively cheap.
UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space adopted the conclusions of an international workshop on human space flight and Solar System exploration. CSO presented the status of relevant research in the Czech Republic and participated in the formulation of recommendations of the working group on research in microgravity conditions.