From October 22nd to 26th, 2018, Prof. Anas EMRAN, Director of African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education-in French Language (CRASTE-LF) in Morocco, invited four (4) representatives of the Centre, Prof. Huang Hai, Prof. Tang Haibin, Associate Professor Chen Shenyan and Dr. Sun Liang of Beihang University to capital of Morocco Rabat to organize a Micro-satellite Technology Short Training Program, so as to improve the understanding of micro-satellite technology among young participants from Africa and Arab League, promote the research and development capability of micro-satellite projects, deepen the education and training cooperation between the UN Regional Centres in China and Africa. About thirty (30) professional technicians, researchers, experts and students from Morocco, Algeria, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia, Cameroon and Central African Republic attended the training.
On October 22nd, representatives of the Centre attended the Regional Symposium of 20 Anniversary of CRASTE-LF. Prof. Huang Hai and Dr. Sun Liang delivered reports respectively. They briefly introduced the Micro-satellite Technology, APSCO-SSS Program, education and training programs of the Centre, etc. The activity was reported by the TV station and several media in Morocco.
From 23rd to 26th, Prof. Huang Hai detailed the essentials of micro-satellite technology, structure and mechanism design principles, etc. Prof. Tang Haibin mainly talked about Space propulsion technology and Electric propulsion technology. Dr. Sun Liang introduced the pathway, attitude dynamics and control of micro-satellite. Associate Professor Chen Shenyan reported about the finite element method and its application in structure design. During the interactive session, the participants actively joined the discussions, showing a strong desire for knowledge and keen study interest. The representatives from different countries all expressed their strong wish to develop education and training cooperation with the Centre and Beihang University. The training reached remarkable achievements and was widely appreciated.
The representatives of the two (2) Regional Centres further communicated with each other in terms of exchanging students and experts, educational sharing, etc. The objective was to widen fields of the micro-satellite technology and education cooperation between China and Africa, integrate into China-Africa cooperation national strategy, and provide a space science and technology education and training platform of the “Belt and Road” China-Africa cooperation.