cspace2021

Welcome to C’SPACE 2021!

C’Space is the national rockets launch campaign, the appointment between students and space.

Organized by the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) from July 14th to 21st, this event will allow young people to experiment the projects they built throughout the year. The week rhythm will be given by rockets launches and CanSat drops, gathering students and professionals from different horizons and cultures.

2021 marks the 58th edition of C’Space !

Last year, the 2020 edition of the C’Space launching campaign was cancelled. Nevertheless, the CNES and Planète Sciences were able to organize an online event that you can fully replay on this link.

This year, the national rockets launch campaign, the appointment between students and space is back at the 1st Hussars Paratroops Regiment (RHP) Ger military camp, near Tarbes in the Pyrenees.
With Planète Sciences organization, nearly 200 students will be present for this event. C’Space is a unique opportunity for enthusiastic of space to participate to an educational project fostering scientific experiments and techniques embarked on experimental rockets. Unforgettable moments await these young teams who have been working on their high tech projects for at least a year.

Thanks to a strict health protocol, about 31 experimental rockets, nearly 60 minirockets, 10 CanSats and one experimental balloon will fly away in the Ger sky this summer.
Supervised by the CNES, which ensures security, a launch area is set up for the launch of the various projects. With the support of the Planète Sciences association, whose objective is to promote the discovery and practice of science among young people, the teams and their projects are monitored throughout the year.
C’Space aims at gathering people of all ages around the same passion.This will be a moment of privileged exchanges allowing these young people to benefit from the experience of theirs elders and learn about career opportunities in the space sector.
C’Space is also the discovery of space for many. To this end, Planète Sciences organization and its volunteers will offer fun activities to educate the little ones as the greatest space segment in a friendly atmosphere.

In order to ensure the safety of all participants and the smooth running of the event, the organisation of the C’Space 2021 has been extended to ensure that barrier gestures are respected, as well as the educational and experimental quality of project launches

In this context, about thirty experimental rockets, nearly eighty minirockets, ten CanSats and one experimental balloon will fly away in the Ger sky this summer.

First of all, C’Space aims at gathering people of all ages around the same passion. An official day is therefore organized on Thursday, 18th July, on Ger camp site to develop meetings between professionals of the space industry and students. This will be a moment of privileged exchanges allowing these young people to benefit from the experience of theirs elders and learn about career opportunities in the space sector.

C’Space is also the discovery of space for many. To this end, Planète Sciences organization and its volunteers will offer fun activities to educate the little ones as the greatest space segment in a friendly atmosphere.

CanSat France competition

Since 2009 the CanSat France competition occurs during the C’Space gathering, allowing young people to take on the challenge to integrate all the essential elements of a satellite into a volume as limited as a can of soda. A good technical challenge before launching bigger rockets !

Hoping for the sun to be on the party, headgear and sunscreen are to be expected!

The Centre national d’études spatiales

Created in 1961, CNES plays a key role in the French, European and international space arena, driving initiative, stimulating new proposals and providing technical expertise to support the design, development and operation space systems. To study our planet and discover the universe, the French space agency is based on industries and laboratories. Founded to implement France’s space policy and true to its vocation, CNES is constantly reinventing space.

Since its creation, C’Space, national rockets launch campaign, is organized every year by CNES which ensures the flight safety.

Get all C’Space news on CNES website.

Programme

This is a provisional planning, some activities can be added or replaced.

Health restrictions and requirements

In order to ensure the safety of all participants, strict measures are required.

Access to the event is conditionnel on the présentation of a PCR test of less thon 48 hours or the présentation of proof of vaccination (complete vaccination schedule, according to the current instructions :

  • 2 weeks after the 2nd injection (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) ;
  • 4 weeks after the injection of (Johnson & Johnson) ;
  • 2 weeks after the injection for vaccines in people who already had Covid).

For the duration of the C’Space you are required to strictly apply all barrier gestures.  (a distance of 1m between participant, regular hand washing, mandatory wearing of the mask, cleaning of the workstation and all equipment after use)
In case of any symptômes (cough, temperature, loss of smell/taste) please immediatly report yourself to the organisators.

Registration fees

Registration

Administrative costs : 8,00 € (VAT incl.) will be applied for any registration to the C’SPACE 2021.

People who wish to participate in the C’Space without accomodation, nor catering on the 1er RHP Camp de Ger site, still must register online and paid this administrative costs.

The online registration website is open until Friday 25 June 2021.

Catering

All the meals have to be taken at the 1er RHP Camp de Ger self-service restaurant at the following hours:

  • Breakfast: 6.30 am to 8.30 am
  • Lunch : 12.00 am to 2.00 pm
  • Dinner: 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm

The meals hours have to be carefully respected in particular for the dinner because you will not be able to come in the self-service restaurant after 8.00 pm and you will have to leave there before 8.45 pm.

Please note that NO meals may be purchased on site.

Lunch prices

  • Breakfast: 3,90 € VAT incl.
  • Lunch: 9,00 € VAT incl.
  • Dinner: 9,00 € VAT incl.

Accomodation

  • Participation in the security costs of accomodation : 5,80 € (VAT incl.) per person and per night
  • Cleaning costs: 5,20 € (VAT incl.)

The dormitories are not mixed and are provided for 3 people.

Be sure to bring a sleeping bag and a sleep-sling/pillow.
A sheet
and a disposable mattress cover will be available.

Please note that the dormitories are not locked, so please bring 2 padlocks for the lockers at your disposal.

Transport

Planète Sciences will run shuttles (from SNCF Tarbes railway station /Airport Lourdes-Tarbes to 1er RHP Camp de Ger)

These shuttles will be organized according to the information collected on the registration site.

A few days before the C’Space you will be informed by email of the timetables.

Membership of « Planète Sciences »

If you wish to join Planète sciences, click HERE

To participate in the C’SPACE 2021:

1- You have to CREATE AN ACCOUNT

2- You have to REGISTER

Cancellation condition

Any cancellation request must be sent by email at contact@cnes-edu-cspace.com

The following cancellation fees will be applied:

  • 8,00 € (administration cost) for any cancellation request received until 30 June 2021
  • No reimbursement will be made for any cancellation request received after 30 June 2021

Internet Charter

You have to read, print, sign and bring back the Internet Charter at the secretariat on the day of your arrival.

For any registration information you can contact: : contact@cnes-edu-cspace.com

Information

Hoping for the sun to be on the party, headgear and sunscreen are to be expected !
Think also to bring a flashlight or a frontal to be able to walk into the site during the night.

Place of C’SPACE

Camp de Ger / 1er RHP – Quartier Dartencet – Chemin de Benate – 64530 GER – FRANCE

Secretariat

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7 chemin En Barbaro – 81710 Saïx – France
Tel. : 33 (0)5 63 72 30 68 – contact@cnes-edu-cspace.com