At the start of December PoleCATS was invited to send representatives to a selection workshop at the European Space Agency headquarters in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Four team members travelled by train and ferry, and presented the proposed project to a panel of experts from all of the organising bodies. The presentation went very well and the PoleCATS team were glad to hear that they have been selected to fly on a sounding rocket in February/March 2013, launching from arctic Sweden!
The team have already started work on the next stage of the project: the Preliminary Design Review, which will be submitted in February. Again, representatives will need to travel to present our work, this time to the launch site in northern Sweden.