The time of the School: August 19 – September 1, 2018

Participation in the 14th International Summer Space School

The motto of the School is "From a mission idea to a nanosatellite project".

Basic principles

The school includes two stages: distant education stage and full-time education stage.

For the participation final year undergraduates, master students, PhD students, young researchers and young engineers are invited.

Registration and Confirmation

March 12 - Deadline of the participants registration. By this date, every participant must send his or her filled registration form to e-mail address

March 16 - Organizing Committee confirms the reception of the registration forms sent by participants and sends passwords and logins for the access to the distant education stage. Under the management of Professor Ivan Timbai, school participants have to study some lecture materials and to do home tasks and tests. During the distant education stage, participants should obtain basic knowledge in the area of space flight mechanics and motion dynamics.

Distant educational stage

The duration of the distant education stage is two weeks. It will start on March 26 and last till April 7.

Participants of the full-time educational stage will be selected after the analysis of the results of the tests.

Full-time educational stage

April 16 - The list of the full-time education stage participants for will be published on the school website and participants will get their invitations.

Participants can propose their ideas for a mission that can be accepted for the discussion during the school. In addition, each participant (group of participants from the same institution) has to prepare a short presentation about his/her University and its research activity.

April 20 – Deadline for submission of the documents (passport) for preparing an official VISA invitation.

July 1 – Distribution of the invitations to the candidates who selected for the full-time educational stage of the school. Participants must request a Business VISA for visiting Samara University. By August 1, school participants have to send detailed information about their travel and confirm participation in the full-time educational stage of the school. Those participants, who do not send confirmation of their participation, will not obtain any guarantees of the accommodation at the University Hostel and they will have to find accommodation by themselves. The same refers to the transfers from the airport/railway station.

The arrival of participants August 19, the departure participants – September 1.

The full-time education stage of the school will start on August 20 and last till August 31.

In the first week participants will attend, lectures about nanosatellite advanced technologies (design, navigation, control and so on) and will have trainings on ProEngineer and Altium Design Software utilization for design of nanosatellites and electronic subsystems.
In the second week, the participants will be divided into teams for the group work on nanosatellites projects, ideas of which will have been announced at the beginning of the full-time education stage.
In the final stage of the school, every team should present its design during public defense before the board of experts. The projects, selected by the board could be recommended for further development by international teams of participants.
Participants will obtain certificates, confirming 3.5ECTS workload of the attended courses and trainings.

September 1 - Departure of participants.

Tuition rates concepts in the 14th International Summer Space School.

All participants are divided in two categories:
- Students from Universities or organizations, having signed intercollegiate agreements on the cooperation with Samara University (partner Universities),
- Students from other Universities and organizations (non-partner Universities).

The list of partner Universities and organizations:

  • National Space Activities Commission (CONAE), Argentina;
  • Baku Slavic University, Azerbaijan;
  • Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium;
  • Belarusian State University, Belaru;
  • Federal University of ABC, Brazil;
  • McGill University, Canada;
  • Carleton University, Canada;
  • Beijing Institute of Technology, China;
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, China;
  • Northwestern Polytechnical University, China;
  • Shenzhen University, China;
  • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China;
  • Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia;
  • Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia;
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland;
  • Tampere University of Technology, Finland;
  • National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), France;
  • University of Technology of Troyes, France;
  • Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées (IPSA), France;
  • Université Grenoble Alpes, France;
  • ISAE-SUPAERO Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, France;
  • Technical University of Berlin, Germany;
  • University of Stuttgart, Germany;
  • Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany;
  • Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, India;
  • Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), India;
  • M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (MSRUAS), India;
  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel;
  • University of Bologna, Italy;
  • Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy;
  • Sapienza University of Rome, Italy;
  • University space engineering Consortium (UNISEC), Japan;
  • Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications (AUPET), Kazakhstan;
  • Satbayev University, Kazakhstan;
  • West Kazakhstan Engineering Humanitarian University, Kazakhstan;
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan;
  • "Kazakhstan University of innovative and telecommunication systems",  Kazakhstan;
  • L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan;
  • Riga Technical University (RTU), Latvia;
  • Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Malaysia;
  • ALAR-Asociacion Latinoamericana Rusa (ALAR), Mexico;
  • African regional centre for space science and technology education, Nigeria;
  • Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland;
  • University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal;
  • University of Lubljana, Slovenia;
  • Technical University of Valencia, Spain;
  • The University de Vigo, Spain;
  • University of Seville, Spain;
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain;
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain;
  • Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT), Sri Lanka;
  • Lulea University of Technology, Sweden;
  • Lund University, Sweden;
  • Progress Industrial Systems SA, Switzerland;
  • Haute Ecole Arc, Switzerland;
  • Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), Switzerland;
  • Center for international programs of the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Tajikistan, Tajikistan;
  • Turkmen state Institute of transport and communication, Turkmenistan;
  • University of Strathclyde, UK;
  • University of Texas at Brownsville, USA;
  • Kingston University London, UK.

The participation in distant educational stage is free.

The cost of participation in the full-time education stage:

For participants from partner Universities: Organizers cover all the expenses for accommodation, meals, transfers (Airport --> University) education for two weeks attendance.

Each participant has to pay 150 €  in the first day after his arrival to Samara for the participation in the social program.

For participants from non-partner – Universities: Organizers cover only the expenses for education and transfers (Airport --> University).

Each participant has to pay 250 € for the social program, and for accommodation and meals for two-week attendance.