A broader vision: Space projects and international collaboration

Timothy F. Wheeler, Sven G. Bilén, Kenneth Haugland, C. Russell Philbrick

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The success of the recent ESPRIT student rocket, along with high student interest and administrative strategic initiatives has led faculty at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) to establish a broader vision for student participation in space-related projects. The newly organized Student Space Programs Lab (SSPL) at Penn State provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate on projects on nanosats, balloons and rockets. International collaborations and exchanges under development for SSPL support the PSU College of Engineering's (CoE) strategic initiatives for "training the world-class engineer". Using ESPRIT as a framework, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between PSU and Andøya Rocket Range (ARR)/the National Center for Space-related Education (NAROM) is being developed to formalize a commitment to work together toward a common goal of encouraging well-trained scientists and engineers to pursue careers in space-related disciplines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number647 SP
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Event18th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research - Visby, Sweden
Duration: Jun 3 2007Jun 7 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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