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Space Universities Network - supporting the Space Science and Engineering Higher Education Community in the UK

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Space Universities Network - supporting the Space Science and Engineering Higher Education Community in the UK. / Berthoud, Lucy; Glester, Andrew.

Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Space Educational Activities: April 11-13 2018, Hungary, Budapest at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. ed. / László Bacsárdi. Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2018. SSEA-2018-24.

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Harvard

Berthoud, L & Glester, A 2018, Space Universities Network - supporting the Space Science and Engineering Higher Education Community in the UK. in L Bacsárdi (ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Space Educational Activities: April 11-13 2018, Hungary, Budapest at Budapest University of Technology and Economics., SSEA-2018-24, Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

APA

Berthoud, L., & Glester, A. (2018). Space Universities Network - supporting the Space Science and Engineering Higher Education Community in the UK. In L. Bacsárdi (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Space Educational Activities: April 11-13 2018, Hungary, Budapest at Budapest University of Technology and Economics [SSEA-2018-24] Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Vancouver

Berthoud L, Glester A. Space Universities Network - supporting the Space Science and Engineering Higher Education Community in the UK. In Bacsárdi L, editor, Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Space Educational Activities: April 11-13 2018, Hungary, Budapest at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Budapest University of Technology and Economics. 2018. SSEA-2018-24

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Berthoud, Lucy ; Glester, Andrew. / Space Universities Network - supporting the Space Science and Engineering Higher Education Community in the UK. Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Space Educational Activities: April 11-13 2018, Hungary, Budapest at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. editor / László Bacsárdi. Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2018.

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