The NANOSTAR consortium meeting took place on November 13 and 14 at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

The meeting has been an opportunity to overview the project progress and define the necessary actions
for the Student Challenges competition launch.

The main objective of the NANOSTAR project is to provide students with the experience of a real space engineering process that includes all stages, from conception and specifications, to design, assembly, integration, testing and documentation, so that they are the main future players in the field of nanosatellites.

The NANOSTAR consortium is composed of 2 aerospace clusters, 7 universities plus 3 ESA-BIC centres as associates, in France, Spain and Portugal:

Aerospace Valley

Global competitivity cluster with more than 800 members in the aeronautic, aerospace, and embedded system sectors.

Madrid Aerospace Cluster

This Spanish cluster manages cooperation projects between companies, universities and research centers.

Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux

Bordeaux INP has departments in electronic, telecommunications, computer science and mathematics & mechanics.

Institut Supérieur de L’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE), Toulouse.

ISAE-Supaero covers systems engineering, simulation, validation, and all specialties, scientific or technical, involved in aerospace systems.

University of Montpellier

First French university to launch two nanosatellites.

  • Country: France
  • Role in the project: Partners resources catalogue
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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Flight-proven capabilities in the design, manufacturing and operation of a full space system.

  • Country: Spain
  • Role in the project: Work methodology
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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

UC3M has all engineering disciplines in a single campus. Hosts, in particular, expert groups in space propulsion and photonics/optoelectronics.

  • Country: Spain
  • Role in the project: Student Challenges
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Universidade da Beira Interior

Young portuguese univeristy that hosts the Center for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies.

  • Country: Portugal
  • Role in the project: Collaborative engineering models
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Instituto Superior Técnico

Largest and oldest engineering School in Portugal, with more than 40 years of experience in aerospace science and technology.