Training on space research
The Centre for Space Research and Application (CESRA) at the FUTA has collaborated with the African Regional Centre for Space Sciences and Technology Education in English (ARCSSTE-E) of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on a two-day workshop.
The objectives of the training was to familiarise first-time users with the basic knowledge of tracking the motion of vehicles, planning and executing satellite launch mission, evaluating feasibility and reliability of communication links, among others.
Also, it exposed participants to hands-on-training on how to assemble, build and launch microsatellites encased in empty can drinks, recover the satellite and analyse the data returned by the microsatellite and as well learn programming in C-language.
Declaring the training open, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Adebiyi Daramola commended the effort of CESRA in meeting its mandate which is to anchor the university?s contribution to the field of space research and applications.
In his address, Director, CESRA, Prof Moses Ajewole appreciated the Vice-Chancellor, ProfessorAdebiyi Daramola for endorsing the training and for consistent support and contributions to the growth of the Centre.