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On the left: the BepiColombo spacecraft, the MORE - Mercury Orbiter Radioscience Experiment - logo and team. BepiColombo is an ESA mission dedicated to the exploratcion of Mercury. Launch: 2014.




NEW: Examination dates (summer/fall 2017):

Space Missions and Systems / Space Environment and Instrumentation / Space Environment:

- June 5

- June 19 

- July 3

- July 13

- July 24

- Sept. 4

(In boldface dates already listed on Infostud.) 


General Information: Usually the examinations start at 10 AM, in my office. Tentative schedules/calendar of the exams will be posted one day ahead the published date, on this web site. If you have special needs concerning the schedule, please send me an email

Space Missions and Systems: For students who successfully passed the two home tests, the examination consists in a standard Q&A interview of approximately 30 min. For students who did not pass both home tests, the examination is a thorough oral test (approximately two hours) on all the topics addressed in the course. 

Space Environment ad Instrumentation, Space Environment: The examination is a standard Q&A interview of approximately 45 min. Students who wish to do so may bring a short presentation on a topic related to the space environment.

Persistent auroras