European
Space Camp

European Space Camp is an annual week-long summer camp held at the Andøya Space Center in Northern Norway. The next camp takes place from August 2nd to 9th 2020. ESC gives the opportunity to 24 young adults to spend six days running different aspects of a real rocket campaign including the launch itself. Scattered throughout the week are a number of lectures from some of Europe’s top scientists and engineers on topics varying from rocket physics to the northern lights.

The week is not purely group work and lectures, plenty social activities are organised too. There is a hike up the mountain to the ALOMAR research station, swimming under the midnight sun followed by a trip to the sauna, as well as volleyball and a GPS challenge, all in the stunning surroundings of the Andøya Space Centre. If you are interested, head over to the apply tab to find out how to be a part of ESC.

All ESC participants stay at the Space Center’s hotel in a double room, shared with another participant. All rooms come equipped with an en suite bathroom and sheets and towels are provided, as well as wifi. The Space Center’s cafeteria caters for all of the meals at camp, and all moderate dietary restrictions are catered for.

The Space Center also comprises an auditorium, smaller meeting rooms and working rooms equipped with computers. In addition, there is a sauna and a games room complete with a pool table and table tennis table.

TEAM
SPACE CAMP​

Team Space Camp are a group of past participants of space camp, who volunteer their free time to work on the organisation of ESC. Click the pictures to get to know them.

By selecting previous participants the spirit of ESC remains from year to year. The team’s main responsibilities include sourcing sponsors, managing finances, selecting participants, organising the social aspect of camp, maintaining our website, managing public relations, recruiting new team members and, of course, ensuring that each camp runs smoothly and is an enjoyable experience for every participant.

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Take control

The participants are divided into three groups where they get full control over the launch campaign.

Payload

The payload group is in charge of the on board electronics. They solder up the sensors, make all wire harnesses and decide the placement inside the rocket.

Sensor Experiment is in charge of making the payload for the two weather balloons. The data they gather decide whether or not the rocket can fly.

Sensor Experiment

Telemetry

Telemetry is responsible to set up the rocket downlink, prosess the data and distribute it after launch. They also track the rocket during launch.

The Andøya Space Center is located at Andøya in northern Norway, and is the northernmost permanent rocket range in the world with decades of experience in launching sounding rockets for atmospheric research. ASC supports sounding rockets and balloon operations both at Andøya and Svalbard. The space center also has advanced facilities for ground based scientific experiments using LIDARs and radars. The space centre also encompasses an onsite hotel as well as the Spaceship Aurora, a learning and activity centre where participants go on a virtual mission to space.

The National Center for Space-related Education, is headquartered at the Andøya Space Centre, where they use the established infrastructure, as well as the ALOMAR research station in their national educational activities.. NAROM conducts a series of teaching activities, seminars and conferences in space technology, space physics, atmosphere, climate and environment. In addition, NAROM has developed and operates space-based and online learning resources.

The Andøya Space Center is located at Andøya in northern Norway, and is the northernmost permanent rocket range in the world with decades of experience in launching sounding rockets for atmospheric research. ASC supports sounding rockets and balloon operations both at Andøya and Svalbard. The space center also has advanced facilities for ground based scientific experiments using LIDARs and radars. The space centre also encompasses an onsite hotel as well as the Spaceship Aurora, a learning and activity centre where participants go on a virtual mission to space.

The National Center for Space-related Education, is headquartered at the Andøya Space Centre, where they use the established infrastructure, as well as the ALOMAR research station in their national educational activities.. NAROM conducts a series of teaching activities, seminars and conferences in space technology, space physics, atmosphere, climate and environment. In addition, NAROM has developed and operates space-based and online learning resources.

 

In light of the recent Coronavirus pandemic, we are extending the application deadline by two weeks to April 15th 23:59 CET

For the time being, we expect European Space Camp 2020 to go ahead and take place between August 2nd and August 9th 2020 at the Andøya Space Centre.

We will, of course, keep you up to date in case of any further changes.