MAI develops cooperation in aerospace sphere with scientific organizations of Thailand

25 July 2018

On July 5th Moscow Aviation Institute held a meeting with scientific and educational organizations of Thailand: the leadership of Learning Center for Science and Astronomy (LESA), Vice-president of National Science and Museum (NSM) and the teacher and students of Kamnoetvidya School (KVIS) – the winning team of CanSat Thailand 2018. The representatives of JSC Glavkosmos and Roscosmos State Corporation have also participated in the negotiations.

During the working visit of Roskosmos State Corporation and JSC Glavkosmos representatives to Thailand, the leadership of Learning Center for Science and Astronomy asked the Russian side to arrange a visit to MAI. Director of LESA wanted to get acquainted with MAI experience in making student satellites.

LESA runs its own programs for the development and creation of small satellites, involving students and schoolchildren into the process.

Within the framework of the visit Head of International Department of MAI Olga Pogosyan presented English-Medium programs and overviewed recent changes in education for International students that MAI has undergone in the recent years. Sergey Firsyuk, Vice-head of Faculty №6 “Aerospace” made a presentation, where he highlighted the history and current projects of Student Design Bureau “Iskra” and satellite design projects (including international ones) that are held at MAI.

The representatives of Thai delegation expressed their interest in cooperative student project development and MAI educational programs.

JSC “Glavkosmos” in turn, pointed out their willingness in being involved in the international cooperation development between MAI and Thai research organizations in the framework of commercially promising technologies for the development of small satellites.

After the meeting Thai delegation visited the Cosmonautics Center named after academician Vasily Mishin, the laboratory of dynamic tests (vibration test bench), related to the process of small satellites creation.
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