Dear EUROAVIAns, October has been a full and exciting month for AS Forlì-Bologna. In fact, our Local Group organized two conferences (that we call Space Rendez-Vous) and an Open Day to introduce EUROAVIA to students at the University from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Forlì. In addition to that, some members of our AS attended some of EA’s International Events, such as the Rzeszow Civil Aviation Workshop; the Local Board is working hard planning future events, such as a visit to the facilities of a space company.
We had the pleasure of diving into space research during our Space Rendez-Vous (SRV), which are open meetings held by guests. On Monday, October 10th, on occasion of the World Space Week we hosted an amazing event at Birreria BiFor Forlì! The guest was Raoul Andriulli, a current Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bologna, who discussed "Air-breathing electric propulsion: enabling the new space economy". The second SRV, "Simulating Space on Earth" was held on October 26th, by the Ph.D. candidate Andrea Curatolo, who talked about how it is possible to simulate space on Earth. Specifically, he focused on satellites and the simulation of the microgravity environment, letting us discover the attitude simulator testbed for the testing of nanosatellite Attitude and Determination Control Systems.
During this month, members of our AS took part in two international events: the AMEAC 2022 in Napoli and the Civil Aviation Workshop in Rzeszow. During the AMEAC, we contributed to deciding the future of EUROAVIA by voting for the new International Board and to the Bylaws Proposal. In the AMEAC we discovered having reached second place in the AS Cup, we are very proud of it! During the Civil Aviation Workshop, we learnt about every aspect of Civil Aviation: innovation in aircraft engines, climate strategies, safety in parachuting, and much more. Here are some words from Elia Ghisellini, AS Forlì-Bologna president: "It was a life-changing experience to live as Polish students in Rzeszow for those unforgettable four days." Overall, we are very happy to have participated in these two great events.
For the next month, we are planning a visit to SITAEL, a very important Space company operating in Europe and some social events, like watching together the Artemis I launch. You will read more about these events in the next contribution to the international newsletter.