Day one of the selection workshop focused on presentations from the ESA Education Team on how best to approach the management, design, build, test and deployment of a space project.

Teams were present from all over Europe –Italy, Romania, Sweden, Poland – and there were a number of group exercises and activities to generate discussion and explore some of the less obvious challenges. A number of common design challenges were discussed.

There was a significant focus on management – project planning, effective communication to all stakeholders, documentation and risk management – which is essential in completing a project to the required specification, on budget and on schedule.

We are really looking forward to the presentations from the other teams – Day 2 REXUS, Day 3 – BEXUS!