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Parcours Espace: actions in collaboration with Space Elevator

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5 Mar 2024

This year, the Cordée OSE l’ISAE-SUPAERO is once again running a Parcours Espace program for 350 middle and high school students to help them discover this world. The program runs throughout the year, with a wide range of actions carried out within the schools and in partnership with a number of players.

A 4-stage program designed for secondary schools

1. DISCOVER[November – December 2023] Awareness-raising intervention: general introduction to Space based on the history of the conquest of space, with a focus on the planet Mars and the Martian simulation missions of the school’s M.D.R.S. club.

2. DO[January – April 2024] Technical activities in the classroom: use of the Supercam teaching kit, vacuum bell activities, DIY Space Elevator ….

3. GET INSPIRED :[March 28- 29, 2024] – Inspiring meetings and Hackathon

4. RESTITUTE[May 30, 2024] – Project restitution day

Today, we invite you to discover the actions carried out in collaboration with Space Elevator, an association in which ISAE-SUPAERO students are involved.

Space Elevator

For the second year running, the ISAE-SUPAERO OSE team worked in collaboration with Space Elevator, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing social diversity and parity in the space industry through DIY projects and inspiring experiences. The aim is to set up technical activities, which they develop and propose, in partner classes.

This year, with OSE L’ISAE-SUPAERO, 3 high schools and 2 middle schools are involved in the project:

  • Collège Victor Hugo Lavelanet
  • Lycée Saint Exupéry, Blagnac
  • Lycée Jules Fil in Carcassone
  • Collège Jules Verne in Carcassonne
  • Lycée Claude Nougaro, Caussade

Between January and April, participating establishments were able to create two DIY projects:

DIY 1: Build and program a string light that lights up when the ISS or any other identified satellite passes overhead. The high school students were able to put their Technology and Mathematics lessons into practice with the creation of an arduino assembly and computer programming.

DIY 2: Communication of weather data via direct satellite contact using beacons provided by Kineis.
A mission of exploration is proposed to the students: they want to test a system of beacons that will be used to monitor the weather in the middle of the Atlantic. In the preliminary phase of this mission, they have to test their equipment before sending it out to sea. The program includes tracking Argos satellites, communicating with them, sending data to the Kineis network, forecasting satellite passes, recovering data, and finally assembling, measuring and transmitting results.

Space Elevator’s annual competition for high schools is also open: see you in a few months to discover the creations of La Cordée students!

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