Press Release

ESA’s satnav summer school open to students

By SpaceRef Editor
April 25, 2022
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This year’s ESA/JRC International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems will take place in July, at Kraków in the South of Poland.

The 12-day course will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the development of a potential satnav-based business.

Participants will receive a full-spectrum overview of satellite navigation, starting from the theoretical basis of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), their signals and processing by receivers, and how the final ‘position–navigation–time’ solution is worked out. On the practical side, exercises will include receiving signals from the European Galileo system and its fellow satnav systems.

Some of the world’s leading satnav and space experts will be lecturing during the course, including ESA’s former Director of Navigation Paul Verhoef and ESA’s former Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain.

The number of participants is limited to 50 – on a first-come, first-served basis – and is open to graduate students, PhDs and postdoctoral researchers, as well as young engineers and academics working within industry or agencies, aged 38 or younger.

Organised by ESA and the JRC, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, the summer school takes place in cooperation with Stanford University in the USA, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse, France, Graz University of Technology in Austria and the University FAF Munich in Germany, as well as the Polska Polish Space Agency as host of the event.

The summer school will take place between July 18-29 2022 In Krakow, Poland. Register before 14 May for a reduced early fee. For more information and registration, visit

SpaceRef staff editor.