SpaceTEM student received the best poster award from European Planetary Science Congress

Merili Jauk, Kairi Janson | 28.09.2017

From September 17 to 22, 2017, students participating in the Estonian-Latvian SpaceTEM project took part of European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2017 held in Riga, together with other representatives from Tartu Observatory. A SpaceTEM student from Estonia received the award for best poster.


The goal of EPSC2017 was to bring together the worldwide planetary sciences community so that they could present results, network, and develop new ideas. Overall there were over 800 attendants from 40 countries. Among them were 11 delegates from Tartu Observatory.

One part of the congress was a poster session. Based on their summer practice, SpaceTEM students had also composed posters which were then presented at the session. Every student had to present their project to a committee. Anni Kasikov, a student participating in SpaceTem, won the award for best student poster. Her practice took place at University of Latvia in Riga.

SpaceTEM is a space collaboration project that started this summer. It takes upon itself the task of unifying Estonian and Latvian students, entrepreneurs, universities and even policy makers in the field of space technology and NewSpace. Participants from both countries work together to fill gaps in knowledge, share ideas and collaborate on new initiative.

Next year, the European Planetary Science Congress will take place in Berlin, Germany.