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April 27th, 2015

Dynamic SATCOM Course To Start @ University of Oxford

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[SatNews] Specialists from ESA, Airbus, Thales Alenia Space and SES Astra have joined forces to offer a new three-day Satellite Communications course at the University of Oxford to meet the growing need for SATCOM training in Europe.

This course will offer a complete introductory overview of satellite communications and is for graduates and young professionals with an engineering and/or financial background as well as senior professionals wishing to expand their knowledge of satellite communications systems and services.

“The choice of the University of Oxford for this new course is a logical one,” said Magali Vaissiere, ESA Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications. “ESA has a growing presence at our ECSAT facility on the Harwell-Oxford Campus, from where we actively support the development of the space industry in the UK through joint initiatives such as this one.”

“In planning this course, our goal was to provide a clear roadmap linking on-going technology developments with clear examples of real-world market requirement,” said ESA’s Emmanuel Rammos, the course coordinator.

"By joining forces with specialists from industry and operators, this course will provide a valuable insight into satellite communication systems and the main players in today’s satellite industry," said ESA’s Ana Bolea Alamanac, course organiser and lecturer.

“This course addresses the need for training the satellite communications specialists of the future to enable Europe to keep its place at the forefront of space technologies and services,” said Peter Holland, CPD Technology Programme Manager at the University’s Department for Continuing Education.
The Satellite Communications course will be held at the University of Oxford on 8-10 July 2015.