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Be a Star in ESA’s Universe 2020: Launch your career in Space!

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As the current space ecosystem is evolving rapidly and facing new stakes and challenges, various and unexpected study fields are now vital to ensure the continuity of innovative and cutting-edge technologies as well as advanced project management. Switzerland and ESA need new talents to join them on the path towards state-of-the-art space research and operations.

“Be a Star in ESA’s Universe” is a unique opportunity for professionals, experts and students to exchange and network. This year, the event will take place online in a new format. Instead of a roadshow and panel discussions in several Swiss universities, five online live events will tackle fields of study playing a key role in the current space ecosystem: cybersecurity, space law, life support, engineering (focus on robotics & photonics) and science (focus on exoplanets). Each event will include a Q&A session to foster interaction between the speakers and participants.

The sessions will be held on the 26-27-28 October and on the 2-3 November 2020 each from 17:00 to 18:30 (GMT+2). The speakers will meet on WebEx and the meeting will be live streamed on the Swiss Space Center YouTube channel where the public will be able to interact and ask questions throughout the event.

Programme and speakers

  • Cybersecurity (Monday 26 October, 17.00 – 18.30) :
    • Thibault Leroux: Head of Galileo G1 System Security Unit at ESA
    • Giulia Traverso: Principal Cryptographer at Cysec
    • Johann Richard: Scientific Advisor at the Swiss Space Office (SERI)
    • Florence Loustalot: Talent Acquisition Specialist at ESA
  • Space Law (Tuesday 27 October, 17.00 – 18.30) :
    • Alexander Soucek: Head of Public International Law Division at ESA
    • Florian Hess: Contract Manager at RUAG Space
    • Kamlesh Brocard: Scientific Advisor at the Swiss Space Office (SERI)
    • Florence Loustalot: Talent Acquisition Specialist at ESA
  • Life Support Systems (Wednesday 28 October, 17 – 18.30):
    • Christophe Lasseur: ECLSS Engineer at ESA (Environmental Control and Life Support Systems)
    • Théodore Besson: Managing Director at ESTEE
    • Oliver Motta: Scientific Advisor at the Swiss Space Office (SERI)
    • Florence Loustalot: Talent Acquisition Specialist at ESA
  • Robotics & Photonics (Monday 2 November, 17.00 – 18.45):
    • Gianfranco Visentin, Head of Automation & Robotics Section at ESA
    • Kyriaki Minoglou, Head of the Opto-Electronics Section at ESA
    • Representative of a Swiss Industry (name will be announced on the Swiss Space Center website)
    • Lino De Faveri: Scientific Advisor at the Swiss Space Office (SERI)
    • Florence Loustalot: Talent Acquisition Specialist at ESA
  • Science missions: Exoplanets (Tuesday, 3 November, 17.00 – 18.30):
    • Kate Isaak: CHEOPS Project Scientist at ESA
    • Louise Dyregaard Nielsen: PhD student at the Geneva Observatory
    • Valerie Koller: Scientific Advisor at the Swiss Space Office (SERI)
    • Florence Loustalot: Talent Acquisition Specialist at ESA

About

The “Be a Star in ESA’s Universe” roadshow has become an annual meeting since 2017. It is usually held in autumn, right before the ESA Young Graduate Trainee job announcements. This years’ online edition will allow thematic oriented discussions to address future needs of young professionals at ESA and in Swiss industries as well as attracting not only the usual suspects but also students from other fields of study.

The event is coordinated by the Swiss Space Center in collaboration with ESA and with the support of the Swiss Space Office.

For more information: https://www.spacecenter.ch/activities/events/career/

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