Fly Your Thesis! 2021 call for proposals

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22/05/2020
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Get your exploration to a better amount

Think about your experiment flying onboard the Airbus 310 Zero-G, suffering from absolutely free-fall disorders as a result of many parabolas. You and/or your teammates are there to directly work the experiment though discovering the fascinating results of weightlessness. Provided that it does not demand a way too significant high quality amount of microgravity and can be carried out rapidly, flying your experiment is a substantially more cost-effective alternative than launching it into area.

Standing: Open
Deadline: Oct four, 2020, 23:fifty nine CET 

The Fly Your Thesis! (FYT) programme is a as soon as in a life time option for students to suggest, style, make, check and fly their experiment on board a parabolic flight. All through the Parabolic Flight Campaign, operated by Novespace in Bordeaux, France, university student teams are ready to take part in three flights with 31 parabolas for every flight. As 1 parabola includes about 22 seconds of microgravity, the teams working experience above 10 minutes of microgravity for every flight and can hence profit from above thirty minutes of microgravity in whole to realize their scientific targets. 

The absolutely free-floating Pulsating Heat Pipe, conceived by PHP3 Crew

Prior FYT participation involved the participation of the workforce PHPthree, from the University of Brighton, United Kingdom. Their experiment aimed to examine the efficacy of a Pulsating Heat Pipe below microgravity disorders, as the fluids circulation to regulate the device’s temperature is no additional subjected to gravity. Their workforce leader  shares his return on working experience: “The Fly Your Thesis! programme is a as soon as in a life time option to develop your exploration into the area domain. Giving any students the option to not only check a speculation in a highly managed microgravity setting, but to also be a part of their experiment by flying along with it and interacting with it in flight – this is an working experience that is normally only afforded to astronauts and pick out researchers close to the globe and it is 1 that I could not suggest more than enough to any one pondering about making use of, everybody we have labored with on our journey from ESA and Novespace have been endlessly handy and focused to creating it the best working experience doable for us.”

FYT provides students the working experience of performing in a qualified job setting, makes it possible for them to make their CVs and their qualified network and hence fosters a fantastic get started to careers in Europe’s area market. 

The picked teams will be supported in their preparations by ESA Academy, ESA and Novespace microgravity gurus. The teams may possibly also be available an further mentor of the European Reduced Gravity Investigation Affiliation (ELGRA) to further more aid them in their development. ESA Academy will provide some money support in buy to include parts of journey and accommodation. 

Want to know how to grow to be a component of FYT! 2021? Click here for information on how to utilize, eligibility demands, regulations and laws. Eligible teams ought to post an precisely finished application pack ahead of the deadline on October four, 2020 23:fifty nine CET. The essential dates for this new version can be discovered on the 2021 Schedule page. 

For further more information please get in touch with us at flyyourthesis @ esa.int.