ESA SOCIS2016 ideas for

ESA Summer of Code in Space 2016 with and the Institute of Photogrammetry (IFP, University of Stuttgart)

This is’s common ideas page for the European Space Agency’s ESA Summer of Code in Space 2016. It’s an open-source coding campaign where students work on space related software for 3 months and are getting paid 4000€. How awesome is that?!

Read everything, have fun, make space possible!


Constellation brings space to people by means of citizen science. We believe there is an open space for everybody…

„Space, is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space“ – Douglas Adams


We really enjoyed mentoring creative students during ESA SOCIS 2013, 2014 and 2015. We gain a lot and we learned a lot, so we want to share this experience again and support you! We collaborated with Cosmic Dust Group of the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) at the University of Stuttgart. With them, we achieved two new apps, we even supported the European Space Agency (ESA) and their Interplanetary Meteoroid Environment for Exploration (IMEX) project, we released several papers, simulated comets worth 10000 hours of computing power and discussed our findings with an Astronaut and experts. How cool is that? And we want you to be part of this again. So we are re-applying this year and give you three chances to be part of this coding family.

– Be a SOCIS Student!
– Be a SOCIS Mentor!
– Provide a SOCIS Project!

We didn’t expect overwhelming reactions about our ideas and the great support by people also being a mentor. So we would like to expand the mentor and project scale here and please keep on applying for these important tasks.
There is space for everyone!

To give you an impression what we did last time, watch this…

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SpaceUp Stuttgart 2016: Students meet Experts! (17.07.2016)

SpaceUp Stuttgart is back! (German news below)

SpaceUp is your unconference about everything space. It will return with the slogan „Students meet Experts“ to the Space Center Baden-Württemberg (Raumfahrtzentrum Baden-Württemberg) on the 17th of July 2016.

This time, SpaceUp Stuttgart will be the Kick-Off event for the “Space Station Design Workshop (SSDW)”! It is a great opportunity for the participants and all interested people to get together and share their opinions and get an insider’s video into research and industry work. The SSDW will bring an international and diverse touch to our unconference.

Due to the cooperation with the SSDW, we already have a line-up with lots of awesome presentations by researchers, industry insiders and of course by local student teams.

  • Prof. Reinhold Ewald (German ESA-astronaut)
  • Aerospace Lab e.V.
  • KSat e. V.
  • Hybrid Engine Development (HyEnD)
  • Sojus-Simulator
  • Debattierclub Stuttgart e.V.
  • your student team! your Bachelor/Master-thesis

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