• OASA Summer Boot Camp 2024

    Want to become a Payload Specialist? Join us!

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  • Limited Time Promotion

    Invite two more friends and get in the third friend free.

     

    Terms & Eligibility Conditions Apply. (*)

  • 3.2.1... Take off!! 

    A 4-week programme providing best of the best space education at Cyberport.

    Powered by global mentors with the opportunity to build your own mini-satellite.

  • Why Join?

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    1. First class STEAM education with hands-on experience

    For the 4th year in the running, OASA is hosting this summer boot camp where student teams get to work on building mini satellites, CubeSats and learn why this type of spacecraft has become a mainstay of the NewSpace Economy. Students are fully guided by our global team of instructors and plenty of STEAM and entrepreneurship elements are integrated in the syllabus, such as Arduino programming and pitching practices. Professional mentor support is also available during the programme with career interview by our experienced mentor coach, Dr. Cecilia Leung.

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    2. Close links with Academia and the Space Industry

    Our university partners include Laboratory of Space Research, University of Hong Kong and Aeronautical Engineering Department, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Students will have the opportunity to visit leading space research institutions in Hong Kong. Furthermore, we have close links with space industry companies to ensure that our contents are relevant.

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    3. Award-winning CubeSat toolkit

    Participating students will be allocated into teams. Each team will be tasked to build a CubeSat that is designed to send data back to earth. With the past collaboration with University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), over a thousand students have taken part in the 12-hour CubeSat programme and hits all the right spots for budding Mission and Payload Specialists.

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    4. Personal mentor

    Each student in the programme will be assigned a professional personal mentor. The personal mentor acts as a career advisor for each student to help building their own career aspirations.

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    5. Want to visit a satellite launch site?

    All students will receive a certificate of completion and a personal feedback report. The best performing student in the summer boot camp will be offered a FREE trip to visit Wenchang Space Launch Site in Hainan, China. Furthermore, the best performing team will be given opportunity to present their ideas at future OASA conferences. For example, OASA will be supporting HKU's Space Sustainability Global Conference on 2 to 4 December 2024.

  • Programme Outline

    Total 8 x 4 hours sessions spanning over 4 weeks

    Week 1

    • Welcome by Astropreneur Prof. G. and Mr. Tom Chan, Programme Director
    • Team Formation and Assignment
    • Project Assignment
    • Introduction to Systems Leadership, Mission and Payload Specialists, Space Pioneers and Astropreneurship.
    • Learning objectives in self-awareness, empathy, and problem solving. Thinking out-of-a-box.
    • Orientation – the alien challenge
    • “Are we alone?” with Astronaut Chris Altman (Zoom)
    • Team Project Challenge
    • First Hands-On Lesson CubeSat – Introduction by CubeSat Engineers

    Week 2

    • How are CubeSats used?
    • Second Hands-on Lesson CubeSat – Hands-on Assembly (Two sessions)
    • Space Sustainabiity and Space Debris Removal, at HKU Lab for Space Research, Prof. Quentin Parker plus others
    • Rapid Prototyping (Stanford Marshmallow Challenge)
    • What it takes to be a real Astropreneur? Self assessment and write-up to the portfolio.
    • Introduction and meeting with your mentor
    • Quality Control - PDCA

    Week 3

    • Third Hands-on Lesson CubeSat – on Programming with Arduino
    • Systems Engineering and CubeSat Systems
    • Intro to the NewSpace Economy
    • Fourth Hands-on Lesson CubeSat – Deployment and Testing
    • Trouble-shooting and learning to build a bridge backwards
    • UX and empathy building

    Week 4

    • Team Preparation for Presentation Compilation of individual portfolio.
    • Final mentoring session and write up.
    • Feedback by Judges on final session (Representatives of Aliens)
    • Award of Certification
    • Registration as Student Member of OASA
    • Evaluation and Feedback
    • End of Programme

    Personal Mentor

    Each trainee must schedule 2 x 1 hour appointment with mentor to discuss personal progress with the programme and/ or career options.

    Optional Team Tours

    • HKU School of Engineeering, Business, or Physics
    • Web 3.0 Centre at Cyberport
    • The Dept of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering at PolyU
  • Want to Learn More?

    Here are the details.

    Pricing

    HK$28,600 + HK$100 registration fee

     

    *5% Special discount is available for the following students*

    (Can be used in conjunction)

    • Early bird (apply before 10 June 2024)
    • OASA student members or children of OASA members

    Eligibility

    Age: 13 and up

    Language: English with PETS/IELTS 5.0/IBT61+ qualification. Language interview will be conducted for students without qualification.

    Class size: Around 20

    Venue: Cyberport 3, Hong Kong

    Attendance requirement: 80%

    Tentative dates

    Week 1: 18 July (Thursday) 2– 6 pm & 20 July (Saturday) 9 am– 1 pm

    Week 2: 25 July (Thursday) 2– 6 pm & 27 July (Saturday) 9 am– 1 pm
    Week 3: 1 August (Thursday) 2– 6 pm & 3 August (Saturday) 9 am– 1 pm
    Week 4: 8 August (Thursday) 2– 6 pm & 10 August (Saturday) 9 am– 1 pm

     

    Terms and Conditions for Limited Time Promotion ( * )

    1. To qualify for this special promotion, all applicants of the group must apply into the programme within 7 days of one another.

    2. OASA may require applicants to submit proof of relationship if the applicants are not from the same school.

    3. Each applicant will be evaluated independently for admission.

    4. OASA reserves the final rights to adjust or cancel this special promotion.

    Disclaimer

    Please refer to the OASA’s email for confirmation of admission and programmes details. Depending on the availability of suitable venues, the programme may change, or we may need to amend or vary programme details. All efforts will be made to communicate any changes with participating students as such circumstances arise.

  • Application Timeline

    1

    Registration of interest

    Please complete the registration via "Register Now" button. A registration fee of HKD$100 is payable.

    2

    Arrangement of interview

    All formal applicants are required to participate in an admission interview in English (in person or video) with OASA representative. Interview will be conducted in early June 2024.

    3

    Confirmation email

    Successful candidates will receive a confirmation email by late June 2024. They will be invited to join a briefing session together with their parents or guardians.

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    Payment

    The first payment, being 50% of the course fees, must be paid on or before 7 July 2024 (Thur). The remainder must be paid on or before 2 August 2024 (Fri).

     

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