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Re: [Orekit Developers] SOCIS 2012

Paul Cefola <paulcefo@buffalo.edu> a écrit :


Hi Paul,

Some questions:

1. Does the student come to the CS office in Toulouse at all or does he only work from home?

They are expected to work only from home. If they are close to their mentor premises, they may come there if needed.

Last year, our student was in Paris, several hundred kilometers away from us. We may well get a student from another country this year.

2. Do we assume that the student brings his own Eclipse/Java environment?

Yes. We will help them set this environment up if needed.

3. Will CS work with local university to try to find students for this program?

Yes, but it is not the Orekit team that does the complete student selection. We will sort the students who are interested by our subjects according to our preferences, but the final selection is done by ESA.

Last years, all projects got their prefered choice, but depending on the number of projects and number of students, this may be different this year.

best regards,



Dr. Paul J. Cefola
Adjunct Professor, Dept. Of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Consultant in Aerospace Systems, Spaceflight Mechanics, & Astrodynamics
508-696-1884 (Vineyard Haven MA home phone)
978-201-1393 (cell)


On 7/11/2012 10:26 AM, MAISONOBE Luc wrote:
Hi all,

As some of you may already know, ESA organizes a Summer Of Code In Space (SOCIS). The web site for the event is here: <http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2012/>.

Last year, Orekit was selected as one of the open-source projects to mentor a student. Our student did a great job and developed an Android application based on Orekit. This application is available in the Orekit forge. The binary package is here: <https://www.orekit.org/forge/projects/socis-2011/files>, and the source code is here: <https://www.orekit.org/forge/projects/socis-2011/repository>.

This year, we also proposed several subjects for SOCIS. The subjects alreay submitted are on the wiki: <https://www.orekit.org/forge/projects/orekit/wiki/SOCIS>.

If someone is interested in proposing additional subjects and mentoring a student, please tell us so. Please note that if you want to propose a subject, you should also take care of the mentoring for the student. This is not a huge task and mainly involves providing help for getting started with Orekit, answering questions by mail, monitoring progress and providing a short final evaluation of the student to ESA. Students work from their home and ESA take care of funding the student work, so mentors only need to provide some time.

best regards,

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