24 January 2023, EPFL Lausanne. The meeting will include a review of the activities of Space Innovation, a message from the Board of Directors and the Steering Committee, as well as presentations from members. It will be followed by a networking aperitif. Check out the webpage!
Outer space has become an increasingly important resource for the Earth. Thousands of satellites orbit the Earth, providing social, scientific, and economic benefits to people on the ground. However, the rapid growth in the space industry poses challenges to space sustainability, which call for international collaborations. Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib, Director, EPFL Laboratory of Astrophysics & EPFL Space Center (Space), will first share his perspectives on the current space industry and his research on sustainable space logistics, followed by Prof. Dr. Shufan WU, Executive Vice Dean of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, who will share his insights on how space science and technologies contributed to the SDG goals and the general SDG development in China.
The Italian government has established the National Day of Space on December 16. On the day before, in 1964, Italy launched the S. Marco 1 satellite, becoming the third country to have space capabilities.
In order to celebrate the third edition of the Italian National Day of Space in Switzerland, the Italian Embassy in Bern and EPFL organise a public event which brings together Swiss and Italian astronauts and Space Agencies, large space companies and university spin-offs.
On November 14th, 16:00-17:00, webinar : Solar System Objects (SSOs) Pipeline for the Euclid Mission, by Aurelien Verdier. During this webinar, you will see how a pipeline for a spatial mission at ESA is developed, from the definition of the goal to the implementation, and all the challenges we had to face. The talk will focus on asteroid detection (SSOs), where they are, and why we need to detect them, but also on the Euclid mission. The presentation will be concluded with an overview of the experience gained during two years through the YGT program, technically but also humanly.
Taking place between the 4-6th November 2022, “Space for the Financial World” will be held online and in-person at 10 locations in Europe. In Switzerland, the event will be hosted by Space4Impact in Zürich. This is an exciting opportunity for participants, with prizes to support the development of the winning pitches.
Precision Mechanisms & Structures Interest Group
After two years of online meetings, we have the pleasure to announce a new edition of our roundtable related to precision mechanisms and structures for space applications. We look forward to gathering the community in presence once again. The roundtable will start with presentations and will be followed by a networking aperitif.
For organizational purposes, registration is mandatory on the following link:
We will keep you informed of the room number. There will be no web broadcasting.
If your company is not a member yet, check out how to become a member.
Please do not hesitate to contact Gilles Feusier if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join prospective customers and partners at ESA’s Industry Space Days for two days of intense networking on 28 – 29 September. Do not forget to register now to meet members of the European space community at ESA/ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands), showcase products and services in an industry exhibition and listen to presentations by ESA top-level management about future business opportunities.
28 March – 1 April, EPFL, Lausanne. SATW and its partners offer you a special week dedicated to space. Join us to discover the actors who contribute to make Switzerland a space nation. The global space industry is booming. Half a century after the first space race that led mankind to set foot on the Moon, new public and private actors are redoubling their energy and innovation to explore, understand and use space. This new era opens up tremendous opportunities but also presents many challenges. How does space contribute to improving our life on Earth and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What role does Switzerland play? Find out from March 28 to April 1.
18-19 March 2022, SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne. Take an incredible journey through the past, current, and future of human space flight and space exploration, as we tell the continuing story of humankind’s greatest adventure. From the APOLLO program through to present day NASA and global space agencies commitment to landing humans including the first woman, and the next man on the Moon by the mid 2020’s via the ARTEMIS program, establishing sustainable missions by the end of the decade, and to the next giant leap for all humanity – sending humans to Mars. An unprecedented live event experience, this is LEGENDS OF SPACE.
We warmly thank all those who came to our Annual Assembly 2021 on Wednesday 8 December at EPFL. It was a successful edition and we look forward to future projects with the space community! If you couldn’t join us on site, we invite you to watch the video recording here.
23 September 2021, online. During this webinar, the IGLUNA 2021 student teams will pitch their projects, sharing their Field Campaign results and next steps. Join us to interact with all the student teams and get to know their projects, expand your network, share your expertise, and explore potential collaborations with the students!
8 September 2021 at 16.00 CET, online. Speakers:
- Fabien Droz, Head of Instrumentation Activity at CSEM SA, “Why invest in an IOD?” /
- Reto Muff, Chief Technical Officer at Thales Alenia Space Switzerland Ltd, “IOD of an Optical Freespace Communication System for Small Satellites” /
- Veronica La Regina, CEO – Nanoracks Space Outpost Europe srl, “Affordable and valuable IoD/IoV for your business: how to work with Nanoracks Europe”.
Restricted to the Space Innovation members.
4-5 September 2021, Zürich. “Can humans survive on other planets, and if so, how?” Space Innovation is taking part this year again in the Zürich Science Days on the topic of Life on other planets. The 2021 edition of Scientifica aims to show how nature inspires research and how we perceive and shape nature and culture. The event is taking place in several locations of the ETH Zürich and University of Zürich (UZH) campuses.
31 July – 1 August 2021, St-Luc. After a restricted edition in 2020, St-Luc (Valais) is celebrating this year for an entire week the anniversary of its observatory with events such as a conference with Michel Mayor, sun observations and an exhibition. We have been invited to conduct an activity for families consisting of building and launching paper rockets.
16-25 July 2021, Lucerne. The Field Campaign of the third edition of IGLUNA will take place this year in a hybrid way. Some student teams will travel to Switzerland and meet in Lucerne, while the others will join online from their respective countries. From 16 to 25 July, they will have the task of testing and demonstrating the technologies they developed during the 2020-2021 academic year around the theme “A space habitat with remote operations”.
9 June 2021, online. Join us to learn about the exciting projects of our three Swiss trainees selected in 2019 to work at the European Space Agency. Lorenz Affentranger (ESTEC), Timon Schild (Spaceship EAC) and Cyrill Knüsel (ESOC) will share their experience on the missions and studies they are currently working on.
29 April 2021, online. The workshop #PLASUS21 – „Planetary Sustainability 21: Challenges, Opportunities and Necessities” connects space & global sustainability, key space actors and sustainability thinkers. Speakers from the Space4Impact initiative, EPFL, Universities of Bern and Zürich, ClearSpace, Eawag, Federal Department for Foreign Affairs and more. Registration mandatory.
27 April 2021, online. The Swiss Space Office of the SERI and ESA are organizing a national event to provide potential applicants from Switzerland with details about the requirements and the application process. Two astronauts will share their experiences during their space missions and the training, and in general talk about the daily life of an astronaut, both in space and on Earth. Followed by a Q&A session.
17-19 March 2021, online. The first European event around cybersecurity for commercial space, co-organized by CYSEC and AP-Swiss, gathering leading players to discuss challenges and solutions related to cyber risks in Space. With the participation of our colleague Julien Bonnaud, Friday 19 March, 14.00.
9-10 November, online. The Swiss Space Days offer a platform to exchange experiences and to support cooperation. It is dedicated to Swiss organizations and aims to give an insight into the evolution of the Space activites & related challenges in the next decade with prominent speakers and offers B2B meetings.
9-11 October 2020 : Join us at the The Air & Space Days at the Swiss Museum of Transport. The event offers lots of ways of exploring aviation and space travel in all its aspects. The focus is on the world of flight and includes information on becoming a pilot, as well as tours of cockpits and presentations of aircraft.
[Postponed] Wednesday April 8, from 14:00 to 16:30, online on Zoom: Through this event, the UZH Space Hub would like to advise the Space Community about the current space opportunities and funding offered not only by ESA, but also by the Horizon Europe program. With the presence of the Swiss Space Center, Euresearch and ESA BIC experts.