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    Launching ICESCO Model Satellite (Cansat) Training Workshop

    19 July 2022

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) launched the Training Workshop on the design of a modal satellite (Cansat) on Monday; July 18, 2022, for the benefit of several professors, researchers and students from 20 countries, in partnership with the International University of Rabat (UIR) and Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech, within the framework of International Aerospace Symposium, which kicked off on the same day at ICESCO Headquarters in Rabat under the theme “Building Tomorrow’s Global Workforce,” with the participation of a high-caliber host of officials, international experts, astronauts, researchers, professors and students from the Islamic world and beyond.

    The three-day Training Workshop at ICESCO Headquarters aims at providing a practical application on how to design a satellite model, explaining basic concepts in physics and engineering to participating university students, galvanize young graduates’ innovative ideas in the space industry, as well as encourage university researchers and scientists to exchange experiences in the field of space data collection.

    After the theoretical part, the Workshop participants will move to the astronomical observatory in the Oukaimeden region, near the city of Marrakesh in the Kingdom of Morocco, to carry out the pilot test for launching the modal satellite (Cansat) and attend a ceremony to distribute certificates to the Workshop participants at Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech.

    The Workshop is chaired by Dr. Alim Rustem Aslan, Professor in the Department of Astronautical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, along with a team of experts with theoretical and practical experiences in the field of space sciences.

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