The 2014 European Space Camp in Norway

The 2014 European Space Camp in Norway

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Passionate young students are invited to apply for the 2014 European Space Camp. The camp enables students between the ages of 17 and 20 to take control of every aspect of a rocket campaign, including circuit making, telemetry and of course the launch itself, under the supervision of some of Europe’s best rocket scientists. European Space Camp lasts one week at the Andøya Rocket Range in Norway, the northernmost launch facility in the world.

The scientific part of the camp is divided between lectures and group work. Some of the best lecturers from across Europe lecture on topics as diverse as Rocket Physics, the work of CERN and the Northern Lights. Group work enables participants to spend a week in the life of a scientist and tackle a problem relating to the rocket launch at the end of the week.

There are five groups in total:

  • Rocket System Design,
  • Experimental Instrumentation,
  • Payload,
  • Rocket Telemetry
  • Rocket Physics.

The highlight of the week is of course the rocket launch, which takes place near the end of the week, with just enough time to analyse the results of the launch.

An important part of Space Camp is getting to know the other participants and there will be a series of social activities organised as a result.


  • All accommodation and meals during the week at Andøya Rocket Range, as well as transportation from Andenes Airport to the Rocket Range are covered
  • Opportunity to hike up a mountain,
  • Go on a sea safari,
  • To play volleyball in the spectacular surroundings of the Andøya Rocket Range
  • To swim under the midnight sun followed by a trip to the sauna!

Participants responsibility:

  • Participants will need to pay for their own transport to Andenes Airport, unless they are the recipients of the ESA scholarship, or the NTNU scholarship.


  • Applicants should be between the ages of 17 and 20
  • keen interest in Space and Rocket Physics is preferable.
  • A good grasp of Mathematics and Physics is advised.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English as all lectures and workshops are only covered in English.

NB: If you are a Norwegian applicant, and your fylkeskommune is one of our scholarship providers, please contact the relevant person handling ESC scholarships at your county for information on their selection criteria. Please do not apply through the website, as the selection criteria are different.

If you are not Norwegian, or if your fylkeskommune is not a scholarship provider, you may apply using the electronic application form .

For more information, click here.