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ESA "Training Courses for Industry" material now online

The "ESA SME Initiative" has published the June-July 2004 courses material online.

The "ESA SME Initiative" organised in June and July 2004 training courses at ESTEC (European Space Research and Technology Centre) to enable SMEs to better participate in space activities and better understand some of its specific requirements. The subjects covered were: Quality Assurance, Materials and Processes, Writing a good Proposal for an ESA Invitation to Tender and Payload Safety. More than a hundred engineers from SMEs did participate in these intensive courses but many applications were refused due to a limited number of places available. For those who could not attend, the courses material and presentations are now online at:,