New release: “ESA Handbook on Engineering Guidelines for CubeSat Propulsion”

Rosario Pavone, SME4SPACE Secretary, presented with Davina Di Cara, Electric Propulsion Engineer at ESA, the “𝗘𝗦𝗔 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝘂𝗯𝗲𝗦𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗽𝘂𝗹𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻” at the 6th ESA CubeSat Industry Days in Leiden, The Netherlands. The handbook, a collaborative effort involving stakeholders across the supply chain, will serve as guidelines for […]

Invitation to Participate: Review the Draft List of Critical Space Technologies for European Strategic Non-Dependence – JTF (EC, ESA, EDA)

The consultation process for reviewing the draft list of Critical space technologies for the European Strategic Non-Dependence – JTF has commenced. These are based on the inputs received prior to the summer break. If you are an SME […]

SME4SPACE at the Annual Assembly of the Mexican Federation of Aerospace Companies

We are excited to announce that our Chairman, Hans Bracquené will be a keynote speaker at the Annual Assembly of the Mexican Federation of Aerospace Companies in Chihuahua, Mexico. Event Details:– Date: 6 September– Time: 11:50 am (local time)– Topic: SMEs, a critical component of Europe’s space industry collaboration between Mexico […]

Critical Space Technologies for European Strategic Non Dependence – JTF (EC, ESA, EDA)

The Joint Task Force (EC, ESA, and EDA) has initiated a new process to gather input from the industry regarding Critical Space Technologies for European Strategic Non-Dependence. The objective is to compile a new list of urgent actions […]

CHEOPS Low Power

CHEOPS Low Power is a H2020 European project that focuses on the design of different elements of the system of Hall Effect Thruster (HET) Low Energy Electric Propulsion. Electric propulsion provides relatively small thrust in a very efficient manner, compared to expensive chemical propellants which are the first and most […]

Insights on SME4SPACE start-up Working Group I April 2023

SME4SPACE recently organised a start-up working group, with the aim of bringing together industry experts, entrepreneurs, and the YEESS Association to discuss the key challenges faced by start-ups and SMEs in the space sector. Hans Bracquené, SME4SPACE Chairman, covered a wide range of relevant topics, with a particular emphasis on […]

SME4SPACE Workshop on start-up Working Group

SME4SPACE invites you to a dedicated workshop to launch a Start-up Working Group within our organisation. This initiative aims to better represent the needs and expectations of start-ups in the European Union and/or ESA Member States (including ESA Associate and Cooperating States). Workshop Details: Preliminary Agenda: Registration: To participate in […]

Invitation to Participate in the preparatory meeting of the ESA SME Forum 2023

ESA and SME4SPACE invite all SMEs involved in the space sector to participate in the first preparatory meeting of the ESA SME Forum for 2023. The event is scheduled for Monday, 27th March from 15:00 – 17:00 CEST. The ESA SME Forum is an annual consultation process where ESA engages […]

Webinar”Current Legal Issues in the Application of the ESA General Clauses and Conditions” I February 2023

We are pleased to announce a webinar on “Current Legal Issues in the Application of the ESA General Clauses and Conditions”. The webinar will be hosted by Hans Bracquené, SME4SPACE Chairman, who as a legal consultant has an extensive experience in negotiating ESA contracts. The webinar aims to provide an […]

Update on Horizon Europe’s Space R&I Partnership Initiative I January 2023

We’d like to provide an important update regarding the proposed co-programmed partnership for space research and innovation under Horizon Europe. As detailed in our presentation from 7th December 2022, the proposed partnership remains active. However, the official launch has been temporarily postponed to facilitate the establishment of an ad-hoc association […]