Press Release: UN Office for Outer Space Affairs calls for applications to Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies – 26 August 2015

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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Japan are calling for applications for students from developing countries and non-space-faring nations for a Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies.

Nano-satellites are low-cost satellites using accessible, off-the shelf technology which are becoming increasingly more capable of performing application and science missions. The Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies has been established to promote indigenous space engineering and to help  build up scientific capabilities within developing countries and non-space-faring nations.

The programme will provide extensive research opportunities for the development of nano-satellite systems through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan. From among the qualified applicants up to two students will be chosen for the Master’s degree programme (two years duration) and up to four students for the Doctoral degree programme (three years duration). Selected candidates will receive a grant to cover programme tuition and living costs.

Applications for the Fellowship Programme are now open and will be accepted until 24 January 2016.

Further information about the programme, including details of the application process, is available at: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/psa/bsti/fellowships.html

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For further information, please contact:

Sinead Harvey
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-8718
Email: sinead.harvey[at]unoosa.org