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16th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium 2015

Bilbao, Spain - 23rd to 25th September 2015

17th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium, 2017

Is being organised by Airbus Defence and Space Ltd and will be held in Hertfordhire, United Kingdom - 20th to 22nd September 2017
Full details can be found on the symposium website ESMATS 2017

Bilbao, Spain - 21st to 22nd September 2015

Launchspace Space Mechanisms Course

Registration is now open for the Launchspace Space Mechanisms Design Course.


As a new initiative for 2015 on Monday and Tuesday, September 21 and 22, Launchspace is providing a special edition of their space mechanisms course in the same location as ESMATS.

This course explores the technologies required for the successful design of moving mechanical assemblies in the space environment and offers a detailed look at many of the key components common to most mechanisms, such as ball bearings, motors and feedback devices. With this background, the high-performance materials required for operation in space are reviewed, emphasizing compatibility with the space environment and offering some background in the metallurgy, chemistry, and fabrication of those materials. Examples of some of the many types of mechanism will be included for illustration. In addition, the mechanisms relationship and interface with other vehicle systems will be explored, as a mechanism usually becomes an important part of the vehicles structural, thermal, contamination, survivability, and pointing subsystems.

The course includes design and analysis examples to demonstrate the principles involved in understanding how mechanisms should work, and how design margins should be evaluated during the evolution of a programme.

The instructor for the course will be Bill Purdy. Bill has 22 years of hands-on experience in the space engineering field with wide-ranging involvement in both spacecraft mechanisms and systems engineering disciplines.

Mr. Purdy has been one of the leaders of the space mechanism industry’s transition from explosive release mechanisms to non-explosive devices. His involvement in numerous space endeavors includes key roles on over 25 successfully flown spacecraft, work on over 30 flown mechanisms including gimbals, release mechanisms, deployables and many other types of mechanisms. As an educator and space industry consultant to both government and industry, Mr. Purdy applies this broad experience to bring out a clear understanding of the space mechanisms, definition, resolution and integration of mechanism requirements and their relationship to the overall system programme success. Mr. Purdy was the Associate Editor of the industry-standard handbook Space Vehicle Mechanisms – Elements of Successful Design and was the author of the chapter on non-explosive release mechanisms. He has published seven Aerospace Mechanisms Symposia papers and was the 1999 winner of the Herzl Award. Mr. Purdy holds a BSME from the University of Maryland.

Registration and Fees

This course will be held on the 2 days prior to the ESMATS Symposium so that delegates can amalgamate attendance of this course with attendance at the ESMATS Symposium. It is currently planned that the course will be held in the same venue as ESMATS 2015.

Registration is now open for the Launchspace Space Mechanisms Design Course..

This course is not part of the ESMATS 2015 Symposium and an additional fee is payable for delegates attending this course in addition to ESMATS 2015.


Launchspace Mechanisms Design Course
Launchspace Mechanisms Design Course.
US$695 including materials, plus optional textbook at US$175
 

Details about other Launchspace courses can be found on the Launchspace website www.launchspace.com.

For Further Information Contact:

launchspace
Launchspace
Address:
Launchspace
P.O. Box 34473 Bethesda,
MD USA 20827-0473
Email: info@launchspace.com
 


ESMATS 2015

The 2015 16th ESMATS is being organised by SENER and will be held at the Euskalduna Jauregia Conference Centre, Bilbao, Spain between the 23th and 25th September 2015. SENER, one of Europe's most successful space mechanisms companies, are based in Bilbao and have been prominent supporters of ESMATS since its inception in 1983.

Important Dates:

24th Sep, 2014:

1st announcement, call for papers

Download 16th ESMATS flyer



2nd Feb, 2015:

Deadline for abstract submission


13th Apr, 2015:

Authors notification, Preliminary Programme & Registration Opens
ESMATS/STC Registration


15th Jun, 2015:

Second Announcement/ Final Programme


17th Jul, 2015:

Deadline for Papers & Authors registration


21-22nd Sep, 2015:

ESTL Space Tribology Course (STC)

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Download Paper Template



21-22nd Sep, 2015:

Launchspace Mechanisms Design Course


22nd Sep, 2015:

Registration for ESMATS (16:00 to 18:00)


23rd Sep, 2015:

Registration for ESMATS (after 8.00am)


23-25th Sep, 2015:

ESMATS 2015 - Symposium


27th Sep, 2015:

Departure after lunch or optional visit (TBA)


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