Selection workshop completed, and a lot of other stuff.

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Thursday 5 December

08:00 – 08:30 Bus from Hotel to ESTEC
08:30 – 08:40 Organisational announcements
08:40 – 09:20 REXUS Proposal 3: FELDs
09:20 – 10:00 REXUS Proposal 4: Gekko-R
10:00 – 10:40 REXUS Proposal 5: HYPER LANDERS
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:40 REXUS Proposal 6: PHOS
11:40 – 12:20 REXUS Proposal 7: REM-RED
12:20 – 13:00 REXUS Proposal 8: SCRAP
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:40 REXUS Proposal 9: WUSAT-SOLSPEC
14:40 – 14:50 REXUS/BEXUS TeamSite – Simon Mawn (ZARM)
14:50 – 15:05 Student Training Week and PDRs at SSC Esrange Space Center – Alexander Kinnaird (SSC)
15:05 – 15:25 Preparing for PDR – Steps to a Successful Review – Nora Newie (ESA)
15:25 – 15:30 Conclusions and last remarks – Natacha Callens (ESA)
15:45 Bus from ESTEC hotel (drop-off only) and Schiphol airport
15:45 – 17:45 Meeting of Selection Board to review REXUS proposals – Aj019

So finally we have some time to update our social medias, which does feel rather relevant at the moment, seeming as the selection workshop has come to its end and the SCRAP team has already held their presentation some time ago. Anyway, the presentation left the team feeling positive. The team was able to give a stable presentation and also answer all panels questions in a convincing manner. Now it’s up to the panel and all the team can do is wait and keep working.

The time after the presentation left the SCRAP team somewhat shaken however. Seeming as this blog is (after all) a blog mostly for updates regarding the experiment the description of the events following the presentation will be somewhat summarized. Due to the storm (which we had a very close encounter with, almost leading to the loss of one of the member’s luggage) the flight to Stockholm got cancelled leaving the team stranded in Amsterdam. Finding a decent and inexpensive hotel in Amsterdam during a weekend is somewhat of a challenge however, as the team soon learnt. I wouldn’t want to tell you the strange places we’ve stayed at these last few days. As it seems now we will not be returning to Sweden until Sunday afternoon, and I sure do hope nothing will go wrong this time.

A stormy evening in Holland, in more ways than one.
A stormy evening in Holland, in more ways than one.

Sincerely
SCRAP team

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