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ESTACA joins the PEGASUS Aerospace Network

vignette ACTU Europe Pegasus v2Accepted into the network that includes 27 of the best European aeronautics and space schools and universities, ESTACA confirms its position as a leading aerospace school.

PEGASUS (Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space Universities) is a unique European network for higher education in aerospace engineering. It includes 27 of the best establishments in 11 European countries. ESTACA was selected to join the network and becomes the fifth French school to do so, alongside ISAE SUPAERO, ENAC, ENSMA and the Ecole de l’Air. The eligibility criteria to join the network are:

  • The reputation and recognition of the quality of the education and research, nationally and internationally;
  • Professional opportunities for its graduates in industry over the last three years, showing the relevance of its engineering programme for the aerospace industry;
  • The issuing of diplomas in aeronautics/space engineering as part of the Bologne process.

Joining Pegasus will enable ESTACA to strengthen its ties with public institutions, and with European and international industries. It will also help the school to enhance promotion of the school’s space programs in Europe and develop the international reputation of the ESTACA diploma. PEGASUS

Mov'eo will host the Imagine Mobility Forum at ESTACA

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June 7th - ESTACA Campus Paris Saclay will host the Imagine Mobility Forum 2018 by Mov’eo

The 2018 annual convention of Mov'eo will be held at ESTACA Campus, the Graduate School of Aeronautical technology and Automotive Construction (Paris) on June 7th 2018. Every year, this event brings together over 300 major players of the R&D Automotive and Mobility sectors (60% of decision-makers) to facilitate the networking between participants and to conducts a prospective reflection on tomorrow's Mobility.

Visit ESTACA's Lab and Fablab, and discover our research topics on innovative technologies for transport and mobility: green transportation innovations, sustainability, smart and adapted to new mobilities.

Topics to the ESTACA session:

  • Fault control strategies for autonomous vehicle pacification
  • Collaborative design of embedded automotive mechatronics systems
  • Characterization and analysis of pollutants resulting from automotive transport infiltrating vehicle cabins
  • Acceptability study of a bike trajectory choice based on AIR QUALITY criterion

Topics of the other sessions:

  • Blockchain: the ultimate bypassing. New Eldorado for mobility or just a buzz?
  • Smart Grid: the key for electric mobility solutions?

Following the session, people can visit the ESTACA laboratories and Fablab.

Please find information on the global program here: https://pole-moveo.org/en/evenements/imagine-mobility-forum-2018/

To get an invitation, please contact

Mobility Week for ISAE Students

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Like every year, students from the ISAE group (SUPAERO, ENSMA, Ecole de l’Air) came together during Mobility Week. From 3rd to 6th April, more than 330 of them participated.

200 4th-year Aeronautics students from ESTACA attended classes taught in all of the Group ISAE programs. For its part, ESTACA welcomed around twenty students from SUPAERO, ENSMA and the Ecole de l’Air.

At the same time, 41 4th year students from the Space program and 70 students from other schools attended the Séminaire ESPACE organized at the Ecole de l’Air in Salon de Provence. The topic this year was “One Space, of Challenges”. Through conferences and round tables, they discovered the current and future challenges facing the space sector: an opportunity to debate and innovate during group workshops. Numerous excellent civilian and military speakers brought their experience and insights to these four days, rich in lessons and debate.

This week extends the teaching provided to students from the four schools and promotes exchange between students.

To Acquire Concrete Knowledge within the Industrial Worlds


One of the strengths of ESTACA is its proximity to companies. The goal is to enable all students acquire concrete knowledge in line with current issues in the industrial world. Corporate work experience, teachers mostly from the professional world, projects proposed by industry and site visits all contribute to providing training in the concrete challenges of the transport industry.

To understand the reality of an engineer’s job from the inside, the School organises classes within companies, and specifically for 5th-year students who spend a week in Toulouse. On 22nd March last, it was 3rd-year students from the Paris-Saclay campus who spent half a day visiting industrial sites. Thirteen companies hosted small groups: Alstom, RATP Dev, Valeo (2 sites), la DGA (French Army), Hutchinson, Sogeti High Tech, Sopra Steria, G2métric, FEV, Airbus Defence and Space, Heli-Union, ADP/AFMAE and ONERA.

These visits were an opportunity to discover how companies operate and the latest innovations they are working on. The companies opened the doors of their laboratories, research centres, aerodromes, wind tunnels, Digital’Labs, virtual reality rooms, etc., providing a concrete addition to notions learned in class. The visits are also an opportunity to exchange directly with professionals through the presentation of various engineering jobs, recruitment opportunities and work experience and to see examples of the careers of former ESTACA graduates working in these companies.

This year, site visits were offered to 3rd and 4th-year students from both ESTACA campus, thanks to the support from our partner companies and the investment of their teams organising these events.

Heartfelt thanks to them all!

An ESTACKATHON to create a “use case” and a prototype of a vehicle of the future

ESTACKATHON Winner Prototype

This year, SiERA, ESTACA’s electronics and robotics association, organised the first ESTACKATHON open to all students. The goal: to create a “use case” and a prototype of a vehicle of the future from a miniature (about 10 cm), Arduino electronic cards, motors and sensors.

Four teams of students from 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years competed over four hours, drawing on their programming skills. They had access to the School’s FabLab and worked in project mode supervised by a SiERA member.

The FabLab manager was also available to help students use the various tools (welding units for electronic circuits, electronic prototyping kits, printer circuit engravers, oscilloscopes, etc.). The winning team designed a car with an obstacle-avoidance system.

Martin Pâques, 4th-year student and president of SiERA spoke about the ESTACKATHON: "Personally, I have participated in several hackathons and I wanted to share my experience in ESTACA. It was a real satisfaction to see other students appreciate the experience as much as I did!

SiERA made the most of this event to promote programming and remove the stereotypes associated with this discipline. We hope that this first hackathon will open the door to new projects in cooperation with ESTACA’s partner companies."