Space Optics Instrument Design & Technology

Space Optics Instrument Design & Technology
27 September – 3 October 2020
(SOIDT 2020)

Optical engineering for Space is a highly specialized profession in need of trained and experienced people. Technology evolution and market dynamics requires to stay up to date with new methodologies for the designing, manufacturing, and commissioning high performance Space optical instruments.

Pushed by this need, the European Space Agency (ESA) took, in 2015, the initiative to organize a course for professionals operating in the sector of optical engineering for Space. Two types of courses are organized: one dedicated to “Space Optics Instrument Design” and the other to “Space Optics Instrument Technology”. The two courses are organised alternatively, one per year. The course of 2020 is targeted to Space Optics Instrument Technology.

The team of lectures consists of professionals with a long standing experience in the sector. Their accessibility during the course, gives the participants a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge with one-to-one meetings aside of the planned lectures.

The venue hosting students and lecturers gives plenty of opportunities to develop a professional network. Sharing problems and discussing solutions is the way to build a community of optical engineers for Space to make the Space sector growing as a whole.

The course opening ceremony will take place on Sunday, 27th September at 18:00hrs

The detailed course curriculum and the course schedule can be found on the course website: