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A space center at CentraleSupélec

CentraleSupélec inaugurated its Space Center for Cubesats (CS3)on May 22, 2018, and signed a partnership agreement with Thales Alenia Space, a major player in the space industry, to foster exchanges on topics of common interest, whether they concern training, research or space activities in general.

The objective of this center is to sensitize engineering students to the field of space and to strengthen the teaching by experimental projects on complex systems.

The Cubesats Project Center and the Cubesats integration course are activities that are fully integrated into the CentraleSupélec engineering curriculum.
This transverse project over the 3 years of study benefits from strong pedagogical support (5 laboratories and 7 departments of the school are involved) and is supported by the strong skills in aerospace, aerothermics, telecommunications, etc. available on the Saclay plateau.

Twenty students have already joined the Center, and about fifty are expected at the beginning of next school year.

Excerpt from the presentation by Christophe Laux, research professor and director of the center:
“We created this Space Center to offer our engineering students highly motivating projects in the field of space, which very often excites and is a field in which we can develop complex projects.”

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