Practical case: Constellations for the Internet of the Future - from IoT to 5G
Online - GMT +1 Timezone - Lisbon time
Small Satellites are revolutionizing the sector bringing affordable Internet to services to anywhere, anytime. Spaceway recognizes its importance and brings the theoretical and practical education to all interested.
This intensive space course provides the skills and expertise about the process of designing and developing a small satellite space mission for satellite communications and gives you deep insights into business applications. From mission analysis and design to systems engineering, project management, and commercial innovation, the course combines the knowledge from academia and industry with hands-on training.
Have you ever wished to develop new skills and learn more about different space topics in an international environment?
Now that's possible in the comfort of your home. This intensive and online course brings you live classes lectured by distinguished academics and professionals with the same goal: share their knowledge in a practical way, interact with all the participants (high value networking) and taking your professional career to the next level.
NewSpace Academy students have different professional backgrounds and academic degrees so, answering to a frequent question, this course is for you if:
You're 18 years old or more
Want to acquire In-depth knowledge about Small Satellites
Want to do Hands-on activities and a presentation to jurors and stakeholders
Want to network with relevant persons from the Space industry
Seek job opportunities
Want to leverage your professional career to the next level
On successful completion of this course, you will have a good understanding and earn knowledge on:
How satellites are engineered
The space environment and its effects on satellites
Satellite platform systems and design requirements
Satellite communications and emerging technologies
Applications of small, low-cost satellites
Space mission analysis and design
Space systems engineering and project management
Commercial applications and soft-skills
What you'll get
Access to NewSpace Academy’s Classroom
Join the international NewSpace Academy’s Community
Access to materials, presentations and expert know-how
Live and direct interaction with lecturers who are relevant persons in the Aerospace sector
Room for brainstorming and networking with each participant
Jorge Monteiro is an aerospace engineer and business developer. He is driven by discovering the socio-economic value of scientific research and technological innovation. He is currently the CEO of Spaceway, and a fellow researcher at C-MAST in the University of Beira Interior. He is also a post-grad alumnus from International Space University and Porto Business School, where he majored in management, finance, and business development. He has managed national and international projects such as Nanostar, a 2M€ European project for smallsat education, UNIoT, and BioD’Agro, a decision support system for AgroBiodiversity. He was NPoC in Portugal for SGAC and has been involved in many STEM and undergrad education activities on NewSpace. His main areas of interest are astrodynamics, mission analysis, small satellite constellations, IoT, and cybersecurity.
Eldrige de Melo
Manager at Satellogic
Eldrige de Melo is a Space Project Manager with over 6 years of experience in the space industry. Master in Space Project Management from ISAE-SUPAERO and a post-graduate degree in Space Commercialization and Entrepreneurship from International Space University and FloridaTech.
He has a portfolio of work and project delivery in China, Angola, Poland, and for the European Space Agency, as well as experience in project management in various themes: AI, Earth Observation Constellations, Interplanetary Exploration, Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellites, SAR mobility applications and platform for service transactions and other space products.
Avionics and Onboard Software Manager at GMV
Daniel Silveira has a degree in Computer Science, specialising in Computation and Operative Systems. Having joined GMV in late 2000, he is currently Head of On-board Software Division (OBS) executing different tasks within the context of Aeronautics, Space and Defence (ASD). With more than 20 years of experience, Daniel Silveira is presently responsible for ESA and EU commissioned projects w.r.t to On-board Software and robotics solutions.
Professor of Aerospace Systems and Department Head at the Department of Aerospace Science & Technology of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens
Professor Vaios Lappas graduated with a B. Eng in Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada), his MSc in Space Technology at NASA (Goddard Space Flight Centre) through the International Space University (France) and his PhD in Space Vehicle Control at the University of
Surrey (UK). He has led various significant research grants on satellite technology, space missions, space debris,
funded by the United States Air Force, NASA, Airbus, European Space Agency, European Commission. He has managed substantial research grants including the EU funded QB50, RemoveDEBRIS space missions and the European Defence Agency EuroSWARM project which is one of Europe’s first Defence R& D pilot projects. Prof Lappas has also researched innovative teaching methodologies for engineering based on Peer Instructions in collaboration with Prof Eric Mazur (Harvard University) and has organized multiple school and university teaching activities focused on the promotion of STEM and space subjects. He is currently Professor of Aerospace Systems and Department Head at the Department of Aerospace Science & Technology of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) and a Consulting Professor in Aerospace Systems at Cranfield University (UK). His current research includes development of unmanned vehicles for defence applications, satellite/space systems, launch vehicle
design, small satellites funded by the EU, United States Air Force and European Space Agency. He also teaches Flight Controls, Dynamics and Satellite Communications at Cranfield University and supervises MSc student projects and PhD researchers for the MSc in Astronautics/Space and
Autonomous systems (AVDC).
Human Resources Consultant and Trainer at QSR Consulting
Beatriz Aguiar has a master’s in Organizational and Human Resources Psychology and is an HR Consultant and Trainer at QSR Consulting. Beatriz is specialized in behavioral skills development, such as public speaking, decision-making and problem-solving, and has been implementing innovative training actions which marry technical and soft skills. Moreover, was part of several ERASMUS+ and H2020 projects, aiming to develop and create new solutions and approaches to manage the future soft skills.
Senior Service Designer, Product Director for Space Redradix and Founder of ODIS - Design for Space
Aleksandra Kozawska has experience leading innovation through design for more than 8 years in organizations like Sopra Steria, Fjord Accenture Interactive and BBVA, applying design tools and human-centered methods to solve complex problems.
She is the founder of ODIS Design for Space, the first independent studio specializing in a wide range of design services for the space industry. She is also a Product Director responsible for the Space Account in a Spanish digital studio Redradix. She is an alumna of International Space University and an active member of the Space Generation Advisory Council where she leads one of the subteams. She is a co-organiser of the vibrant Service Design Drinks Community in Madrid and a founder of Designers in Space Community (DiSC) - a new initiative to advocate for the strategic use of design for more ethical, fair, and sustainable use of space on Earth and beyond.
CEO at Humbitec
Marco Romero is a Ballistics and Satellite Navigation Specialist for the Angolan Space Program. He began his career in the Angolan National Air Force as an Aeronautical Engineer and is currently the national point of contact in Angola at the SGAC and National Outreach Coordinator for the IAU (Astronomical Dissemination Office of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), ambassador of the Academy of Open Cosmos and ISS Ambassador.
He has an advanced master's degree in Space Systems Engineering from ISAE Supaero, complemented by a postgraduate degree in Human Space Development and Exploration Systems and Robotics (SEEDS) from ESA.
Alongside operational space activities, he has been developing STEAM activities all over the world. Highlighting the support for the development of a Space Education and Outreach Program in Angola that expanded across Africa through educational programs with small satellites, videos, and even space education comics. Remains dedicated to developing a strategy to implement a new sustainable space ecosystem in African countries, regardless of their stage of spatial development
José Pedro Ferreira
Fulbright Fellow and Aerospace Engineer
José Pedro Ferreira is a Fulbright Fellow pursuing a doctoral degree in Astronautical Engineering at University of Southern California under the subject of space sustainability and environmental impact of space debris demise. He has been trained in concurrent engineering at ESA, and in nanosatellite technology at ISRO. José conducted graduate-level research at Delft University of Technology and at NASA Ames Research Center.
As an aerospace engineer, he served as the lead systems engineer for the INFANTE project and as a guest lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of Setubal where he also conducted research at its Center for Product Development and Technology Transfer. Furthermore, José worked as the co-lead of the Commercial Space Project Group within the Space Generation Advisory Council, is an effective member of the Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee at the International Astronautical Federation, and served as a delegate in the 57th and 58th Scientific and Technical Subcommittees of the UN COPUOS.
Nuno Borges Carvalho
Director of DETI at Universidade de Aveiro, IEEE Fellow, IEEE MTT-S President Elect
Dr. Nuno Borges Carvalho was born in Angola, in 1972. He received the Diploma and Doctoral degrees in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the University of Aveiro where he is currently a Full Professor and a Senior Research Scientist in the Institute of Telecommunications, and an IEEE Fellow.
He coauthored Intermodulation in Microwave and Wireless Circuits (2003), Microwave and Wireless Measurement Techniques (2013), White Space Communication Technologies (2014) and Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics (2020). He has been a reviewer and author of over 200 papers in magazines and conferences. He is the Editor in Chief of the Cambridge Wireless Power Transfer Journal, an associate editor of the IEEE Microwave Magazine and former associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and IET Microwaves Antennas and Propagation Journal.
He is the co-inventor of six patents. His main research interests include software-defined radio front-ends, wireless power transmission, nonlinear distortion analysis in microwave/wireless circuits and systems, and measurement of nonlinear phenomena. He has been involved in the design of dedicated radios and systems for newly emerging wireless technologies.
Italo Pinto Rodrigues
Systems Engineer | Specialist in Systems Modeling and Simulation | Researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Optimization | Electrical engineer
Italo Pinto Rodrigues holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University Center of Volta Redonda in 2013. He completed his master's degree in Space Engineering and Technology at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in 2015. One of the results of his master's degree was the development of a tool for verification and validation of space systems, focusing on nanosatellites. Between 2016 and 2018, he worked on the development of the Operational Simulator for the CBERS-4 and Amazônia-1 satellites. He is currently a doctoral student in the Space Engineering and Technology course, researching artificial intelligence for satellite design. His topics of interest are: multi-objective and multidisciplinary optimization and artificial intelligence for satellite simulators, modeling and simulation of space systems. Since 2014, he has also been dedicated to scientific dissemination, being the organizer of the Workshop on Space Engineering and Technology and the competition for the development of nanosatellites, CubeDesign.
Operations Architecture at SES and Space, IoT, Optical & RF SIGINT Expert
In 2018, Tom Mladenov has been awarded the academic degree of Master of Science specialisation Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology by the Belgian universities of Hasselt (UHasselt) and Leuven (KU Leuven) with great distinction. In 2014 he received both the Flemish Peter Heller talent Award and the PXL Tech Award for the MARS project (Mobile Adaptive Radio System). In 2018 he was the first European to have reported a signal from ESA’s ESEO microsatellite. In 2019 he was awarded the Special Mention of the Jury by ESA’s Space Sustainability Award during the 21st European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) in Berlin. Tom Mladenov also participated in ESA’s REXUS/BEXUS programme where he acted as RF-Electronics design Engineer. The project consisted of miniaturizing a laboratory setup targeting Electric Readout of NV spin center in Diamond enabling quantum Magnetic Field Detection. The experimental quantum magnetometer was launched on a stratospheric balloon in Kiruna, Sweden. The next iteration of the design was launched and commissioned aboard the ISS (SpaceX CRS-23). He has unique know-how and hands-on skills primarily in the field of satellite operations automation and communications.