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The First Summer Camp of APSCO Student Small Satellite (SSS) Project

Beijing, China
August 14 - September 2, 2017

One Mission, One Commitment

From December 12th to 15th, 2016, the kick-off Meeting on APSCO SSS Project took place in the APSCO Headquarters in Beijing, China. After the formal kick-off of the project, the experts and officials from all Member States (MS) of APSCO discussed about the details of the SSS Project Summer Camp, and decided to cooperate with Beihang University to jointly hold this event.
The administration and faculty of Beihang University also demonstrated their strong commitments to the APSCO SSS Summer Camp, and has provided laboratory, lecture hall, professors, labors, and supportive policy for this event.

Day 1: August 14th, Monday
The Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony was held in the New Main Building in Beihang University in the morning. It was attended by more than 60 guests from APSCO, China National Space Administration (CNSA), DFH Satellite Co., Ltd., China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Technical University of Madrid, and Beihang University. Among the participants, the Summer Camp organizers had the honor to invite a few distinguished guests including Dr. Li Xinjun, Secretary General of APSCO, Dr. Huang Haijun, Vice President of Beihang University, Mr. Xu Yansong, Division Director for International Cooperation of CNSA, Mr. Zhang Xiaomin, Vice President of DFH Satellite Co., Ltd., and Mr. Gustavo Alonso Rodrigo, professor of Technical University of Madrid to give their addresses and regards. The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi, Director General of Department of Education Training and Database Management of APSCO.


After registration and introduction for all the guests and delegates, Prof. Huang Haijun, the Vice President of Beihang University, extended his warmest welcome to all of the participating officials, professors, and delegates on behalf of Beihang University. Prof. Huang Haijun gave the audience a brief introduction to the current state and purpose of Beihang University, and expressed his gratitude to all the superiors, partners, and colleagues who had been continuously promoting and contributing to the SSS project.


As Prof. Huang Haijun finished his welcome address, Dr. Li Xinjun, Secretary General of APSCO, shared APSCO¡¯s vision for the SSS project. Dr. Li Xinjun emphasized that the goal of the SSS project was to provide the youth from MS a valuable opportunity to experience the research and development of space technologies in first-hand. Dr. Li Xinjun also pointed out that the SSS Project Summer Camp was a great platform to improve each MS¡¯ research and application capacity in space technology through multilateral communication and cooperation. In the conclusion of his address, Dr. Li Xinjun wished that all the participants from MS would value the SSS Project Summer Camp and see it as a great opportunity to learn and improve, thus ensuring the smooth progression of this project and laying the groundwork for its future development.


Following Dr. Li Xinjun was Mr. Xu Yansong, Division Director for International Cooperation of CNSA. Mr. Xu Yansong shared his ideas about the prominent achievements in small-satellite business by some of the forerunners. Regarding to the small-satellite, Mr. Xu Yansong said that the students ought to design it small but dream big, and he encouraged all students to actively take part, learn, and cooperate in this project.


Mr. Zhang Xiaomin did a brief introduction on the DFH Satellite Co., ltd., and gave his best wishes to the success of the SSS Summer Camp.


Prof. Gustavo Alonso Rodrigo introduced the audience to the Technical University of Madrid and as the representative of the lecturers sincerely hoped that this summer camp would end with a complete success.


Prof. Weng Jingnong, the Dean of International School of Beihang University, explained the design of the logo for the SSS project and gave a demonstration of APSCO-SSS project website and Wechat account. The APSCO-SSS website and Wechat would establish an efficient and convenient platform for communication, cooperation, and education.

Introductory Session

After the opening ceremony and group photo, Prof. Huang Hai, Faculty of School of Aerospace Engineering of Beihang University, gave a detailed introduction to the SSS project, including the background, current progress, schedule, and arrangement, etc.

Then, Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi, Director General of Department of Education and Training and Database Management of APSCO, and the chairman of the SSS Project Management Board, followed up to clarify the mission, purpose, project management structure, the responsibility of each MS for the SSS Project, the expected outcomes of the 1st Summer Camp and the general perspective of the future summer camps and expressed his sincere appreciation to all MS for their participation, contribution, and determined support.

In the end, the team leaders from all MS gave their addresses and the students introduced themselves briefly. The participants from MS were looking forward to learning and experiencing from the training to improve their engineering capability, thus contributing to the success of this project.


1st Lecture Session

On the first day afternoon, two lecturers shared their perspectives about small satellite development in China.
Overview of Small Satellite Technology and Application in China
- Prof. Zhang Xiaomin, DFH

Lessons learned from XW-2 Small Satellite Project
- Deputy-Chief Designer. Shi Sihan, DFH)

Day 2: August 15th, Tuesday
The lecture sessions continued on the second day of the summer camp.

Space systems engineering: a European perspective-1
- Prof. Gustavo Alonso, UPM

Space systems engineering: a European perspective-2
- Prof. Gustavo Alonso, UPM

Space systems engineering: a European perspective-3
- Prof. Gustavo Alonso, UPM

Space systems engineering: a European perspective-4
- Prof. Gustavo Alonso, UPM

Reception Dinner
At the kind invitation of the administration of Beihang University, all the participating officials, experts, and delegates enjoyed a wonderful dinner together in the Oasis Caf¨¦ in Vision Hotel. This reception dinner not only provided the participants great comfort and a time to relax after a full-day of lectures, but also built a bridge between the delegates from different MS and created a social atmosphere for people from different countries, cultures, with different native tongues to know each other and make friends.

During the Reception Dinner, Prof. Weng Jingnong, the Dean of International School of Beihang University, and Dr. Li Xinjun, Secretary-General of APSCO expressed their cordial welcome once again to all the participants, and wished that they would enjoy their meals and have an awesome experience during their stays in Beijing, China. The delegates enjoyed the meals and spent a pleasant time talking to each other.

Prof. Weng Jingnong is giving his address

High-Level Discussion

The Delegates from Turkey


Delegates from Mongolia and Peru


Mongolian Delegates being introduced to Thai Delegates


Volunteers from Beihang University

Day 3: August 16th, Wednesday
Lecture sessions on the third day of the summer camp:

Space systems engineering: a European perspective-5
- Prof. Gustavo Alonso, UPM

Space systems engineering: a European perspective-6
- Prof. Gustavo Alonso, UPM

APSCO SSS-1 proposal and main specifications/assignment introduction-1
- Prof. Huang Hai, Beihang University

APSCO SSS-1 proposal and main specifications/assignment introduction-2
- Prof. Huang Hai, Beihang University

Day 4: August 17th, Thursday
Lecture sessions on the fourth day of the summer camp:

ECSS and CubeSat Mission Design and Engineering Implementation-1
- Prof. Wu Shufan, Shanghai Jiaotong University

ECSS and CubeSat Mission Design and Engineering Implementation-2
- Prof. Wu Shufan, Shanghai Jiaotong University

ECSS and CubeSat Mission Design and Engineering Implementation-3
- Prof. Wu Shufan, Shanghai Jiaotong University

ECSS and CubeSat Mission Design and Engineering Implementation-4
- Prof. Wu Shufan, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Assignment & Discussion Session (as Project Practice)
- Prof. Huang Hai, Beihang University

Day 5: August 18th, Friday
Lecture sessions on the fifth day of the summer camp:

CubeSat System Design and Verifcationn-1
- Prof. Hyun Ung Oh, Korea

CubeSat System Design and Verifcationn-2
- Prof. Hyun Ung Oh, Korea

CubeSat System Design and Verifcationn-3
- Prof. Hyun Ung Oh, Korea

CubeSat System Design and Verifcationn-4
- Prof. Hyun Ung Oh, Korea




Day 6: August 19th, Saturday

Museum Visit

On August 19th, 2017, Beihang University invited all delegates to visit the Aerospace and Astronautics Museum in the morning. The staffs from Beihang University welcomed all the participants and led them to all items in exhibition. Through visiting the museum, the staffs from Beihang University presented the participants the history of China¡¯s astonishing development, progress, and achievements in Aerospace and Astronautics, and the role Beihang University played in the midst of this history and the great contributions made by its professors and students. The participating delegates from MS of APSCO all showed their great interests and gave their great compliments to this museum visit.

Friendly interactions between delegates from MS








The lecture sessions continued on the afternoon of the sixth day.

Structural design and analysis of small satellite-1
- Prof. Zhang Xiaoli, CAST

Structural design and analysis of small satellite-2
- Prof. Chen Shenyan, Beihang University

Structural design and analysis of small satellite-3 (assignment in structural design and analysis)
- Prof. Chen Shenyan, Beihang University

Assignment work (as Project Practice)
- Beihang University Professors

The Summer Camp will continue with lectures, assignment work, team project, technical visits and presentations by participants during next two weeks.


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