Hes-so Valais

Swiss Space Summer Camp 2017

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The School of Engineering of the HES-SO Valais/Wallis (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland) is this year's host university of the Swiss Space Summer Camp.

The main topic for this edition will be around "communication for micro-satellites". The participants will have the theory and key concepts behind space communication with more practical parts.

In addition, lectures on "novel materials for space" or "Space safety" will be given. Visits and presentations of space industries are foreseen as well as the guest lecture from our Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier.


Target public

Any students in their last year of Bachelor's degree, in Master's or PhD degrees are elligible to apply.

Specialisation in aerospace is welcomed but not mandatory.



This summer camp, organised by the Swiss Space Center, aims at providing universities students knowledge on specific topics linked to space over one week.

It is open to all the students (bachelor, master or PhD) in the World. The participants take care of their visa, insurance and flight tickets. The Swiss Space Center and the HES-SO provide accommodation, meals, internal transportation, and visits to the participants.



One week, from 27 August to 3 September 2017.


Practical information




27 August to 3 September 2017