What is a member ?

A member of the Asclepios project is a gear in an analogue mission machine. Asclepios contributes to the overall space industry by creating a testbed for space technology, training students and arousing the public interest. A member is therefore someone willing to share the thrill of such an adventure in one of its many aspects ranging from proper science to communication or logistics.

Why join the project ?

  • Skill development for every member while accomplishing their tasks or through specialized workshops.
  • Several fields to choose from with the various project teams and tasks.
  • International collaboration drawing members and space professionals from all around the globe.
  • A joint effort with team members working together and receiving assistance when required.

What do we expect from you ?

  • Commitment: It is thanks to our members that we accomplish anything at all, and if you want to join you have to be ready to work regularly during the preparation of the mission and its duration. This means being responsive and dedicating the appropriate time to the tasks you’ve chosen.
  • Collaboration: As stated, the project is a joint effort and it means that members work together. While some tasks offer great independance, members still need to communicate their progress with the other members.

How to become a member ?

Members of the project must also be members of the “Space@YourService” association which aims at promoting space sciences and is responsible for the Asclepios project. Its yearly membership fee is of 20 swiss francs. If you apply, we will provide you with more details on how to join Space@yourService.

To apply for the project, fill out the contact form and indicate which team and tasks interest you. Each task is detailed down below. You will find the contact form down below.

After the reception of your candidacy, you will be contacted by the leaders of the teams you’ve applied to. They will interview you in order to discuss your motivation and role in the Asclepios project.

Open project tasks

Science leader

Science leader

Leads the team responsible for the science part of Asclepios. Manages three subteam dedicated to key domain and contacts laboratories for scientific collaborations.
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Astronaut contact officer

Astronaut contact officer

Connects the Science team with the astronauts. Organizes their training for the experiments.
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Medical officer

Medical officer

Handles the surveillance of the physical health of astronauts for the mission. Is in direct contact with doctors. Creates telemedecine protocols for the mission.
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Communication Assistant

Communication Assistant

Assists the Work Package Leader on press, social media and website related matters. Responsible for external events’ organization
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Scientific design officer

Scientific design officer

Leads the design of systems-based technologies (spacesuits, rovers, habitat structures, etc.).
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Operation contact officer

Operation contact officer

Facilitate the link with the different laboratories, companies, start-ups with which the team works.
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Journalism officer

Video officer

Writes articles about the interesting aspects of the project. Films important events of Asclepios.
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Science assistant

Science assistant

(Must be in Lausanne) Responsible for the administration of the science team along with the Science Leader. Manages the partnerships with companies, laboratories, etc, ...
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Website officer

Website officer

Responsible for updating and maintaining our website with the website subteam.
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Systems assistant

Systems assistant

Handles external technical communication of the subteam, writes documentaion and manages the ressources of the subteam.
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Project's tasks

Project Leadership

Requirements : 30h/week, speak English, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Lead of the project
– Decision-making
– Coordination and well-being of the team
– Public representation of Asclepios
– In charge of the financial aspects

Availability: Taken

Work Package Astronauts

Requirements : 15h/week, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Managing the team
– Making sure deadlines are met
– Keeping project leaders updated
– Weekly meetings with the team
– Weekly meetings with managers
– In charge of selection of future astronauts

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 8h/week, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Responsible for the following recruitment (for Asclepios II): communication, different phases, selection committee
– Training of the second wave of astronauts (planning of a complete pre-mission training with the help of reserve astronauts): theory courses, experiments, workshops, sport, nutrition, etc.
– Weekly meetings with the team

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 5h/week, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Responsible for planning the training of Asclepios I
– Weekly meetings with the team
– Make training as realistic as possible

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 3h/week
Duties :
– Developing nutrition and exercise plans for the astronauts, for their training and for the mission. These plans must be adapted for a space mission, be tailored as much as possible to the individual astronaut and meet the criteria imposed by other aspects of the mission.
– Weekly meetings with the team

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 10h/week, speak English
Duties :
– Responsible for relations between the Work Package and the astronauts
– Assisting in the recruitment and training of future astronauts
– Leads the meeting between the astronauts and ensures that deadlines are met for astronaut tasks

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 3h/week
Duties :
In charge of surveillance of physical health of astronauts for the mission
– In direct contact with a doctor on call during the mission
– Creating telemedicine protocols for treatments/safety for the mission
– Surveilling health of astronauts during mission

Availability: Open

Requirements : 2h/week
Duties :
– Develop the political and legal side of Asclepios
– Prepare the workshop for the Dress Rehearsal
– Write and think about procedures to be tested during the mission
– Participating in weekly meetings with the team
– Main contact with governments during the mission and trainings (mediator)

Availability: Taken

Work Package Logistics

Requirements : 15h/week, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Team management
– Ensuring that deadlines are met
– Keeping project managers informed
– Weekly meetings with the team
– Weekly meetings with senior management
– In charge of all mission logistics

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 3h/week, speak English
Duties :
Weekly meetings with the team
Manages the slack
Document updates
Takes notes during the meetings

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 8h/week, speak English
Duties :
Weekly meetings with the team
Planning Design Reviews
Planning workshops activities
Updating organigram
Updating the drive
Writing and sending monday mails
Taking care of new members
Order and storage of all auxiliary material and consumables (snacks, drinks, banners for DR and WS for example)
Booking rooms for meetings for the whole project, for WS etc…
Organise WS with coordinator

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 7h/week
Duties :
– Weekly meetings with the team
– Finding locations for the dress rehearsal, mission and Mission Control Center
– Planning and communicating the security procedures of said locations
– Site Development Planning
– Planning the transportation of equipment and staff to and from external locations

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 5h/week
Duties :
– Weekly meetings with the team
– Planning, ordering and storage of all consumable material for the mission and dress rehearsal (food, hygiene products, clothing, etc.)
– Planning tests for consumables prior to bulk purchase when possible

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 5h/week
Duties :
Weekly meetings with the team
Planning, ordering and storing of all equipment for mission and dress rehearsal (Cooking appliances, electronics, tools, etc…)
Planning of tests for equipment before bulk buy when possible

Availability: Taken

Work Package Science

The Science team is divided into three subteams, listed down below. They are each composed of a Subteam manager, a Contact officer, a Logistics officer and an Astronauts officer. If you want to apply to one of these tasks, you need to specify which subteam interest you.

SYSTEMS : The team works on all the possible technologies which will “power” the base and the mission. Their mission : make the mission as close as a real space mission by adding/developing space-applied technologies. The team will contact companies for support or develop (through master/bachelor projects) systems like spacesuits, rovers, air purifiers, adapting lights, SAS chamber, solar arrays, … ). 

OPERATIONS : This team ONLY works on the mission’s experiments (it’s like a rocket’s payload). Their mission : find or create experiments that will fit with the mission’s context, purpose and focus (example for a moon analogue : radiation experiment, ice forage, dust removing machine, …). 

LIFE ABOARD : They’re entirely dedicated to manage the human factor in the mission. It’s a “humanized” version of SYSTEMS. Their mission : adapt the mission so that astronauts live in safe conditions. Create/find technologies allowing that (space toilets, managing food resources, sanity, …).

Core team

Requirements : 15h/week, written and spoken english, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Team management
– Weekly meetings with the team
– Ensuring that deadlines are met
– Weekly meetings with managers
– Keeping project leaders updated

Availability: Open

Requirements : 7-8h/week, written and spoken english, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Handle the e-mails with the Work Package Leader
– Book meeting rooms
– Write meetings minutes
– Take care of the documentation with  the Work Package Leader (mission report, procedures, design reviews…)
– Take care of the communication of the scientific part of the project (work with the communication team)
– Weekly meetings with the team

Availability: Open

Requirements : 5h/week, written and spoken english, should be available for the missions
Duties :
– Write the data management protocol for each experiment.
– Be in contact with EPFL’s IT services and be informed of any legal problems that may arise concerning astronauts’ data
– Manage the data collected during the mission and send it to the Principal Investigators of the experiments.
– Establish means of communication between the Astronauts base and Mission Control Center (in collaboration with the communication specialist astronaut).
– Weekly meetings with the team

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 7-8h/week, written and spoken english, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Responsible for contacting professors or sections to set up new bachelor or master projects for EPFL students for both semesters
– Responsible for the coordination of these students, to ensure that deadlines are met, to help them present their projects in Asclepios by giving them all the necessary information about the mission.
– Weekly meetings with the team

Availability: Taken

Subteams

Requirements : 15h/week, written and spoken english, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Manage and motivate his team to find new projects/prototypes/scientific experiments
– Ensuring that deadlines are met
– Set the objectives to be achieved by the team
– Choose experiments to be performed by astronauts.
– Weekly meetings with the team

 

Availlability: 

Systems: Taken

Operations: Taken

Life Aboard: Taken

Requirements : 7-8h/week, written and spoken english
Duties :
– Facilitating the link with the different laboratories, companies, start-ups with which the team works
– Stay in touch with them, give them the necessary information on the mission and help them with ethical authorizations
– Discuss with them how to integrate their experiences into the mission.
– Weekly meetings with the team

 

Availlability: 

Systems: Taken

Operations: Open

Life Aboard: Taken

Requirements : 7-8h/week, written and spoken english, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Choose which material can be bought for the different experiences of the team
– Keep track of the team’s expenses
– Work with the logistics team to tell them all the material that the team needs to carry out the experiments, as well as how to get each of these items to the mission location
– Work with the astronauts’ team to organize astronauts’ training for each experiment.
– Weekly meetings with the team

 

Availlability: 

Systems: Taken

Operations: Taken

Life Aboard: Taken

Requirements : 7-8h/week, written and spoken english, be in Lausanne for the trainings
Duties :
– Connecting the team with the astronauts
– Pass on the information to the astronauts
– Ensure that each experiment is suitable for each astronaut
– Receive their suggestions and thus be able to adapt the work of the whole team accordingly.
– Design with Principal Investigators of each experiment the training for the astronauts
– Weekly meetings with the team

Availlability: 

Systems: Taken

Operations: Open

Life Aboard: Open

Requirements : 8h/week, written and spoken english 
Duties :
– Responsible for completing the documentation related to the minutes
– Coordinates with the Systems Lead for planning and deadlines
– Handles external technical communication of the subteam
– Reviews and analyzes the acquisition, utilization, disposition, and accountability of resources consistent with Systems needs at all locations (MCC, remote, habitat)
– Tracks policies and procedural documents in the Drive/system and notifies process owners of changes, updates, and new schedules
– Prepares reports and evaluates System team requests for traveling, budgeting, and external sponsoring
– Weekly meetings with the team

Availlability: Open

Requirements : 7-8h/week, written and spoken englishand french, hability to use designs software (e.g. AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Catia, InDesign, SketchUp, etc.)
Duties :
– Leads the design of systems-based technologies (spacesuits, rovers, habitat structures, etc.)
– Makes trade-offs between functional and non-functional requirements
– Considers and documents design decisions for optimal and worst-case scenarios (contingency plans, nominal cases, etc.)
– Creates state-machine and use case diagrams for designed systems and architectures
– Weekly meetings with the team

Availlability: Open

Work Package Communication

Requirements : 15h/week, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Manage the different aspects of the project’s communication
– Team management
– Weekly meetings with the team
– Ensuring that deadlines are met
– Weekly meetings with managers
– Keeping project leaders updated

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 10h/week, in Lausanne

Duties :
– Support for social media, press and website
– Responsible for the organization of external events
– Responsible for Asclepios II
– Weekly meetings with the team

The communication leader assistant must be a student in a communication related field.

Availability: open

Requirements : 6h/week, speak English
Duties :
– Supervise the website
– Must be able to take command of the project managers and make decisions to improve the website.
– May be writing texts while none are planned for the dedicated sections of the site
– Weekly meetings with the team

Requirements :
– Ability to write complete descriptive texts without errors.
– Desire to learn the practice of web software
or
– Knowledge of web software practice

Availability: Open

Requirements : 4h/week, speak English
Duties :
– Taking care of the project’s social networks by writing messages and selecting the images to be broadcast.
– Work a lot with other members who need to post something on the project’s social media
– Designing posters and images
– Weekly meetings with the team

Additional Requirements :
– Ability to write short but powerful texts without making mistakes
– Fast response time
– Design Concepts

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 3h/week, speak English
Duties :
– Manage the press for the project
– Contacting the press to obtain coverage of project events deemed interesting by the project leaders
– Include much of the writing required for press releases.
– He is also in contact with any competent person (graphic designers, etc.).
– Weekly meetings with the team

Additional Requirements :
– Ability to write complete and catchy descriptive texts without errors.
– The professionalism needed to talk to the press

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 4h/week, speak English
Duties :
– Transforming the raw sequences into usable communication material
– Weekly meetings with the team

Additional Requirements :
– Desire to learn the practice of video software
or
Knowledge of video software practice
– Ability to produce fast-paced videos
– Ability to write English or French subtitles without errors
– Discuss with them how to integrate their experiences into the mission.
– Weekly meetings with the team

Availability: Taken

Requirements : 4h/week, speak English and french, in Lausanne
Duties :
– Is responsible for member interviews and internal promotion
– In charge of the project camera
– Going to the other teams’ meeting to take pictures of the project members working and to capture images to be used in the film that will follow the project.
– Weekly meetings with the team

Requirements :
– Ability to support project tools (e.g. camera)
– Ability to write impactful texts without errors and to conduct interviews
– The possibility of making interesting films or photographs
– Availability to go and take pictures when necessary

Availability: Open