The Second Summer Camp of APSCO SSS Project is successfully completed
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The First Summer Camp of the APSCO Student Small Satellite (SSS) Project

Beijing, China
August 14 - September 2, 2017
(3rd week)

The First APSCO Student Small Satellite(SSS) Project has been on-going for two weeks, and the outcome is very rewarding. In the first two weeks, APSCO, along with Beihang University, invited many renowned professors and held a few interesting activities, all of which helped improving the participants¡¯ knowledge and skills and providing a platform for friendly international cooperation in the field of space technology and education. As the first two weeks laid the groundwork, the third week went smoothly with the Professional Technical Visit to the satellite base and Aviation Museum, and ended with a complete success in the Closing Ceremony.

Week Three

Day 15: August 28th, Monday

08:30-10:00 Space program and TT&C network-1
(Prof. Zheng Ruhua, Tianlian TT&C Company)

10:30-12:00 Space program and TT&C network-2
(Prof. Zheng Ruhua, Tianlian TT&C Company)

14:00-15:30 Chinese Launch Vehicle Technology-1
(Prof. Liu Jiarun, CALT)

16:00-17:30 Chinese Launch Vehicle Technology-2
(Prof. Li Hongbo, CALT)

Day 16: August 29th, Tuesday

09:00-17:30 Professional Technical Visit

Technical Visit

The core of the APSCO SSS Summer Camp is about the education on space technology, especially satellite engineering. Therefore, it is very important that the participants receive hands-on training to learn knowledge, acquire experience, and develop skills on satellite engineering and the related areas. Beihang University, in its support for the SSS Summer Camp, generously provided its Sha He base and many laboratories with cutting-edge technologies for the participants to visit and receive trainings.
Furthermore, APSCO and Beihang University organized the participants to visit the China Aviation Museum, the first and largest (700,000 square meters) Chinese aviation museum open to the public. Being the largest of its kind in Asia and 5th largest in the world, the China Aviation Museum was established in 1986 and now exhibits over 270 aircrafts and 10,000 relics, including 99 national cultural relics. It is a national military-theme museum that  combines the utilities of technology, education, and tourism.
Through visiting the laboratories in the Sha He base of Beihang University and the China Aviation Museum, the participants enjoyed a fruitful day and they all made great compliments to the activity.

Day 17: August 30th, Wednesday

08:30-10:00 Research & Development of S-band Segment (including Transceiver and Antenna) -1  (Prof. Seyed Mostafa Safavi Hemami, AUT)

10:30-12:00 Research & Development of S-band Segment (including Transceiver and Antenna) -2  (Prof. Seyed Mostafa Safavi Hemami , AUT)

14:00-15:30 Research & Development of S-band Segment (including Transceiver and Antenna) -3  (Prof. Seyed Mostafa Safavi Hemami , AUT)

16:00-17:30 Research & Development of S-band Segment (including Transceiver and Antenna) -4  (Prof. Seyed Mostafa Safavi Hemami , AUT)

Day 19: August 31st, Thursday

08:30-10:00 Electrical Power Subsystem Design and Implementation-1
(Dr. Muhammad Usman Iftikhar, SUPARCO)

10:30-12:00 Electrical Power Subsystem Design and Implementation-2
(Dr. Muhammad Usman Iftikhar, SUPARCO)

14:00-15:30 Electrical Power Subsystem Design and Implementation-3
(Dr. Muhammad Usman Iftikhar, SUPARCO)

16:00-17:30 Electrical Power Subsystem Design and Implementation-4
(Dr. Muhammad Usman Iftikhar, SUPARCO)

Day 19: September 1st, Friday

08:30-12:00 Assignment Presentation (Students)/Project Practice
16:00-17:00 Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

After three weeks of lectures, training, cultural interactions, and international cooperation, the First APSCO Student Small Satellite Project Summer Camp has come to an end. In the evening on September 1st, 2017, the grand Closing Ceremony was held in the International School of Beihang University. APSCO and Beihang University had the pleasure to  attend the ceremony and to give their address.
Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi, Director General of Department of Education, Training and Database Management, deemed that the First APSCO Student Small Satellite Project Summer Camp has been a great and complete success that achieved every single one of its goals and built a strong foundation for the future upcoming series of SSS activities. He highly complimented the efforts conducted by the participating students, teachers, lecturers, staffs, and volunteers from APSCO and Beihang University. During his conclusion, Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi shared APSCO¡¯s vision of a bright future for international multilateral cooperation in space education and the technological development and progress, and their significant contributions to the advancement of human race. In the end, he expressed his sincere congratulations to everyone and wished everyone a safe trip to home. The concluding address earned a round of applause and marked the end of the three-week long First APSCO SSS Project Summer Camp.
The students, lecturers, and volunteers received certificates of attendance and appreciation from APSCO and Beihang University. Excellent students and volunteers were appreciated with special certificates as well.
Excellent Students are: Mr. Swapnil Sayan Saha (Bangladesh), Ms. Mahin Mirshams (Iran), Mr. Usukhbayar Erdenebat (Mongolia), Mr. Diego Penaloza (Peru), Mr. Adeel Amjad (Pakistan), Mr. Chaleampon Photeam (Thailand), Mr. ?mer Ata? (Turkey), Ms. Wang Nan (SJTD) and Mr. Zhao Xurui (BUAA).
Outstanding Volunteers are: Mr. Fan Liming and Mr. Wang Zhiwen.

Day 20: September 2nd, Saturday

Epilogue¡ªThe Future for Space Education

Thanks to the lectures brought by the invited experts from countries out of APSCO Member States about operation of typical small satellite groups, developing process, working experience in ESA , and understanding to ECSS, and the courses delivered by the experts from China Aerospace engineering departments, the participants from APSCO Member States obtained more knowledge on the international development of small satellite technology, the SSS project from a practical engineering angle, the differences between engineering and theoretical courses learning, also the system configuration, specification and requirements and related typical techniques of the SSS project through the illustration of system level design and subsystem configuration. After all, the assignments with practice contribute to enhance the training effect.
As an important part in the SSS project, the summer camp has a great significance in the further development of the project. This summer camp enables the participants to develop their basic technology of small satellite thus provides a platform to the Member States which imparts space technologies between them. On the other hand, the students and faculties trained would contribute to the development of space education systems in the Member States. Besides the academic and professional courses, the cultural visit, technical visit, participants forum and other activities provide an opportunity to the participants to know more about Chinese culture which contributes to the communication and friendship among the Member States. More importantly, this summer camp helps to build a solid foundation for the future cooperation among the Member States which promotes the development of the Member States.
After three weeks of memorable experience and fruitful results, the First APSCO SSS Project Summer Camp has finally come to an end. However, the mission to promote space education and technological progress in Aerospace field is far from over. There is still a considerable amount of time it has to take to launch the  satellites; and even then, there is still a countless number of opportunities we can exploit in the vast space and more tasks to do than we can ever imagine, as many people who came before us have said, ¡°our burden is heavy and our path is long¡±.
The success of the APSCO SSS Summer Camp, however, is nothing less than a proclaim that the future of the space technology, engineering, and education is in international multilateral cooperation area. Seeing the fruitful results of the SSS Project, APSCO is now, more than ever, determined in its pursuits for its true mission; and APSCO would like to invite our friends, partners, and comrades from all over the world to join our cause. APSCO firmly believes that a best future for space technology, education, and the prosperity of human race is yet to come.

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