It’s time to get back to business, face-to-face, and reconnect with the space supply chain at Europe’s largest exhibition and conference for the space industry
Welcome to the Space Tech Expo Europe 2021 Show Preview – your essential guide to Space Tech Expo Europe, the continent’s leading showcase event for space business, technology, and innovation.
We would like to remind you that Space Tech Expo Europe will be taking all health and safety precautions necessary for all our exhibitors, attendees, and speakers to participate in the show safely.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the show this year as we return to a live, in-person event.
This free-to-attend exhibition will showcase the very latest technology for the designing, manufacturing, and testing of spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies, bringing together engineers, systems integrators, contractors and suppliers in commercial, government and military space all under one roof.
Meet specialist suppliers spanning the entire space supply chain and source the latest technologies to optimise your products and stay one step ahead of your competitors.
For a sneak preview of what will be on display at the event, check out the handpicked selection of our exhibitor’s innovative products and services ahead of the show
Space Tech Expo Europe’s Conferences
Don't miss out on the opportunity to expand your industry knowledge and explore key technological developments
The free-to-attend Conferences at Space Tech Expo Europe will provide critical insights into the most exciting innovations and developments in the European (and beyond) space industry. Comprising of 75+ high-level speakers focusing on key topics including investment, launch, sustainability, space exploration and downstream applications, the conference provides invaluable sessions that are not to be missed!
Not able to attend in person? We have you covered. The conference sessions will be available to view on-demand after the show for €99 (free to in-person attendees)
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Session Highlights Include:
Launch and Propulsion
Keynote: Outlooks for the Smallsat Market
Panel: Launch System Trade Off: Evaluating Launch Opportunities to Facilitate Continued Smallsat Development
Presentation: In-space Propulsion as a Key Enabling Technology for the Small Satellite Market
Panel: Rethinking In-space Propulsion for the Advancement of Efficient Satellite Operations
Smallsats: Earth Observation
Panel: New Space for a New Earth: EO Gamechangers Towards Environmental Sustainability
New Space Compressed: Shrink your Earth Observation Satellite with OHB’s Freeform Optics Technology
Detecting Earth Changes from Space: Persistent Monitoring of Activity Patterns Worldwide
Panel: Forging Successful Partnerships Between the Satellite and Utility Industries for Improved Solutions Performance and End-use Services
Panel: Harnessing the Capabilities of Artificial Intelligence for Onboard Processing to Meet the Increasing Demands of Earth Observation Data
Regulatory Actions To Promote Sustainable Use Of LEO Orbit Resources: What Is The Situation ‘Today’ & What More Can & Should Be Done ?
Panel: Examining Pioneering Technologies to Facilitate Embedded Sustainability in Current and Future Space Activities
Fast, Safe and Cost-Effective Deorbiting with Solid Rocket Motors: Technical Development, Mission Scenarios and Market Segment
Panel: ‘Design for Demise’: Reducing Risk and Increasing Efficiency of Satellite De-Orbiting Through the Development of Spacecraft Design
Industry: Industry and Investment
Welcome Remarks: Bremen- A Hub for Space Innovation
Keynotes from European Space Leaders
Industry Leadership Panel
Panel: Establishing the Building Blocks of a Unified Space Governance for a Safer, More Sustainable Industry
Panel: Navigating the Evolving Role of Commercial Investments Towards European Space Prosperity
Panel: Exploring How to Optimise Financing Options for Space Start-ups and SMEs
Industry: Mission Advancement
Panel: Europe’s Spaceports in Focus: Driving Opportunities for the New-Age of Spaceflight
Panel: Future-Proofing European Launch: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Presenting JAXA's Global Activities for Access to Space and Exploration
Presentations: Rethinking Space Exploration
From Microgravity to Partial-g to Hyper-g and back - Space Mission Preparations on Earth
Space Rider: Europe's First Reusable Space Transportation System, gathering IOV/IOD/Micro-G Payloads for the upcoming Maiden Flight!
Panel: Understanding the Benefits of International Partnerships and Multilateralism for Lunar Exploration
Presentations: Showcasing Technological Lunar Innovation
The European Commercial Lunar Surface Access Service (LSAS): a Reality for Your Technology on the Moon
ANDROMEDA: Seamless Connectivity for Your Next Lunar Mission
Industry: Space in the Digital Age
Panel: Maximising Access to Space Through Leveraging Digitalisation and Automation for Improved Ground Segment Operations
Can digitisation save you from the typical requirement-, verification- and test-nightmare?
Panel: Embracing Space Technology in the Transformation of Europe’s New Digital Age
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Meet some of our conference speakers
We caught up with some of our speakers ahead of the show. Watch the videos below to hear what our speakers will be talking about at the event and why they are looking forward to Space Tech Expo Europe this November.
Blog posts and industry articles
Blog: Accelerating Space Exploration Through International Collaboration
On 4th October 1957, the first artificial satellite was launched in to orbit by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The satellite, named Sputnik, was a landmark mission which brought space exploration to public attention. Taking place during the time of the Cold War, this became part of what is know as the ‘space race’ between the United States and the USSR.
Blog: Ensuring Market Resilience for European Space in the Wake of the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the global economy on a massive scale, costing a combined estimate of between $16- $35USD trillion by the year 2025. With the majority of the world’s major economies going in to a recession during this time, the hit to many industries was unprecedented.
Blog: Keeping Space Sustainable: An Update
As space technology continues to develop at pace, we are seeing larger numbers of satellites being launched than ever before. Used for communication, navigation, earth observation and scientific development (to name but a few), these satellites provide some incredible services and insights required for the everyday functioning of our society.
Prospects for Europe’s Micro-Launch Market: Webinar Round-Up with Exclusive Insight from Industry Leaders
Audience members had the chance to gain crucial insights into the current developments within Europe’s micro-launch market, as well as understand the opportunities it will provide operators and service users in future.
Following the webinar, the speakers answered some of the questions submitted by the audience during the session, sharing some additional thoughts on this key industry topic.
Industry Article: Analysing the Growing Role of SMEs and Start-ups in Commercial, Civil and National Security Space
Over the past few months, Space Tech Expo have had the opportunity to work alongside some of the owners of SMEs and start-ups across the USA and Europe to understand how they are working with commercial, civil and national security organisations, and how they have seen the market change from their perspective
Book a booth
If you are looking to meet buyers, technical leaders and executives from across the space industry and are interested in securing one of our remaining booths to network with prospective customers, partners and existing clients, get in contact with our team today!
B2B Matchmaking Service
In addition to the innovations to be found on the show floor, there will also be the opportunity to generate valuable business connections at the free B2B Matchmaking Service. Space Tech Expo Europe has once again partnered with the Enterprise Europe Network Bremen to offer a FREE B2B matchmaking service to all exhibitors and attendees. To participate, you must first pre-register to the show.
Additional digital content:
Once you have secured your free pass for this year’s live, in-person event, check out all the exclusive digital content Space Tech Expo Europe has hosted over the past 12 months'
Webinars to watch on-demand
Assessing Future Industry Prospects of the European Micro-Launch Market
Efficiently Integrating Software and Digitalisation Technologies to Optimise and Enhance the Space Technology Manufacturing Chain
Providing Interconnect Solutions for Big Data in Space
Closing the Gap Between Remote Sensing Capabilities and Customer Requirements
Pursuing Urgent Consensus on Space Situational Awareness and Debris Mitigation
Assessing the Status of the European Space Industry: Outlining Future Opportunities and Innovations to Sustain a Strong and Resilient Space Industry