Home, away from home. Loughborough University is a wonderful place to meet people from around the world. Besides a great study environment, the students union offers a lot of societies such as Loughborough Space, where we were building the rocket engine for Chimera in 2018/19.
The National Student Space Conference took place in the University of Edinburgh on 2 & 3 March 2019. Loughborough Space got awarded UKSEDS Branch of the Year.
The first Copernicus Earth Observation Data Hackathon in Vienna was hosted by INITS on 4&5 November 2016. The BeeAwesome team focused on detecting areas where bees can live healthy. Away from pesticides and agricultural landscapes. de: Read Die Satellitenbild-Hacker kommen from DerStandard.
Christina was part of Alpbach Summer School with the topic "Geophysics from Space using Micro- or Nano-Satellite Constellations". The designed mission is called RUBIKS - Reconstruction of Undercrust Behaviour with Interconnected (K)cubeSatellites and got awarded the most innovative mission.
The topics of the unconference in Leicester reached from space architecture to space art, to rockets, cubesats, earth observation data and space colonisation. My testimonial about SpacceUp is available on YouTube.
Christina attended the students day at ASE XXIX Planetary Congress (03-07 Oct 2016) in Siemens City Vienna. The first Austrian astronaut Franz Viehböck gave a welcome speech, followed by stories about life in space from NASA astronauts and talks about Mars missions.