EUROPE'S LARGEST SPACE TECH EXPERIENCE HAS LANDED...
Thank you to everybody who attended Space Tech Expo Europe 2019 - what an incredible week it has been! We've welcomed more than 4,500 global attendees from 55 countries over the three days in Bremen, making this the European meeting point for international space collaborations.
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Exclusive videos and interviews from at Space Tech Expo Europe 2019
Interview with Prof. Jan Woerner, Director General, ESA
Marco Fuchs, CEO, OHB SE talks to Space Tech Expo Europe
Tech News from the show
ArianeGroup introduce new launcher - Ariane 6
The crowds gathered around ArianeGroup’s stand this afternoon for a live introduction of the European launcher Ariane 6 – presented by Matthias Becker, ArianeGroup's Head of Upper Modules Design. Building on the expertise built up with Ariane 5, the highly modular design of Ariane 6 can loft any type of payload into an optimized energy-saving orbit, whether it be destined for low Earth orbit (LEO), geostationary transfer orbit (GTO), sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) or to take payloads on lunar missions. See it for yourself at stand E50!
Agencies and primes discuss the future of European commercial space industry
This year's Industry Conference kicked off with a jam-packed plenary this morning! Space organisations from around the world, including OHB, Airbus and ArianeGroup, put their heads together on some the commercial space industry’s most pressing issues, such as areas of growth, and new technologies. The morning also welcomed leadership from European primes, ESA, DLR, CNES, ASI, JAXA and NASA, as they tackled earth-bound technology development and access to space among other key topics.
Ejection of satellite in Newspace Factory initiative
Mecano ID, kicked off this year's product showcase with Europe's first live demonstration of its new small satellite deployer this morning. The Ejection of Small Satellite (EOS) system was developed by MECANO ID with the support of French Space Agency (CNES) and Newspace Factory (NSF). Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chair of the ESA Council and President of CNES commented, "It’s a very nice opportunity to present the developments which are being made by the smaller companies in France, it’s a huge exhibition with a number of potential customers, so it’s the place to be this week." If you missed the demo, find out more at stand 2017.
The future of Smallsats - discussions at the dedicated conference
The first ever Smallsats Conference at Space Tech Expo Europe launched with an industry focused session led by Maxime Puteaux at Euroconsult, who discussed the status of the smallsats industry in Europe with leadership from Innovative Solutions in Space, Spire Global, Tyvak International, AAC Clyde Space and Planet. Discussions around Satellite as a Service, the future of constellation operations, and more, set the tone for the three-day programme. Join us tomorrow for more insights!
Heavy launch service providers discuss next steps
This morning, expert speakers at the Industry Conference focused on how to revolutionise the GEO lifecycle and welcomed insightful discussions on satellite manufacturing, communication systems and access to space via heavy launch vehicles. ULA, ESA, ArianeGroup and Arianespace led lively discussions in front of a packed-out theatre on topics including flexible services for various missions and programme management. Don't miss the final day tomorrow
EXOLAUNCH presents services cubesats and microsatellites
Attendees gathered in the dedicated Smallsat exhibit today to watch EXOLAUNCH showcase its smallsat deployment systems in a live product demo. Project Managers Connor Jonas and Michael Tostoj presented the EXOpod CubeSat deployer, which can launch all types of cubesats up to 16U, and the CarboNIX microsat separation system which does the job for microsatellites up to 150kg. The CarboNIX and EXOpod will safely deliver and precisely deploy your satellite into the target orbit, meet the team to find out more at stand 3008.
“We are from Bremen, so we’ll will be part of this show forever because this is very helpful for the whole space cluster in Bremen. So that’s why we’re very happy that the show succeeds in the way it does, this year is really much bigger than the previous ones."
Marco Fuchs, CEO, OHB SE
“It is very important to be present here to show the world our launch vehicles...here we are meeting all our customers, our suppliers, we had B2B meetings with them, I think that's the main important thing.”
Hartwig Ellerbrock, Manager for Exploration, ArianeGroup
“We’ve had a really great day so far, lots of interest on the B2B matchmaking service, constant stand traffic. Really enjoying the buzz and friendliness of everybody here”
Jessica Howe, Marketing Co-ordinator, TT Electronics