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Satellites never stop : apprentices sought for SatNav Summer School (© ESA)

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The course, organized in Ostrava (CZ) by ESA International Summer School, is open to graduate students, PhDs and postdoctoral researchers, as well as young engineers and academics working within industry or agencies, aged 35 or younger, and will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the creation of a satnav-based business.

Register before the end of this month to benefit from an early registration discount. The number of participants is limited to 50, on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of scholarships are also available, covering registration and travel costs.

Internationally renowned scientists and specialists will be giving lectures during the 21–31 July course, as well as overseeing practical exercises and lab work.

Participants will receive a full-spectrum overview of satellite navigation, starting from the theoretical basis of the Global Navigation Satellite System, its signals, the processing performed by signal receivers and how the position–navigation–time solution is worked out.

Discussion will also be made of threats to satnav systems, such as spoofing or jamming, and the countermeasures available against them, along with back-up navigation solutions for a GNSS-denied environment [...]

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