Last March 25 and 26 took place the NANOSTAR progress meeting at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon, the largest and oldest engineering School in Portugal, with more than 40 years of experience in aerospace science and technology.

At the NANOSTAR progress meeting in Lisbon this week, we reviewed the actions, Work Packages and progress on Student Challenges phase 1 and discussion on phase 2. We had also the opportunity to visit the NANOSTAR ROOM at IST facilities.

Thank you to all the IST team for this great meeting!

Portugal has recently approved the creation of its Space Agency: PortugalSpace. It will coordinate the launch program for small satellites. Good news for the NANOSTAR project !!

The 11th International Workshop and Advanced School “Spaceflight Dynamics and Control” took place at the University of Beira Interior in Covilhã, Portugal. It was organized by the Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies of the University of Beira Interior (C-MAST) and SpaceWay.

The Workshop consisted of a number of lectures given by several well-known specialists in Astrodynamics from all over the world. The sessions were dedicated to a large variety of topics, from mission analysis to dynamics and control of space systems and small satellites.

The target audience of the event included university students and researchers from aerospace sector. The Workshop program included talks both on theoretical studies on space systems and experimental results, and several topics were discussed:

  • Space Missions
  • Dynamics and Control of Space Systems
  • Orbital Dynamics
  • Small Satellites
  • Space Systems in Portugal
  • Space Industry in Portugal