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The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 18 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
ESA's job is to draw up the European space programme and carry it through. ESA's programmes are designed to find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite-based technologies and services, and to promote European industries. ESA also works closely with space organisations outside Europe.


DLRDLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany's space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the parliament for planning and implementation of the German space programme. In the course of the last five decades, the DLR site in Lampoldshausen has played an integral part in the German and European space flight programme and has been the main development and testing site for all European liquid fuel rocket engines.
DLR Lampoldshausen is home of the Institute of Space Propulsion. High-altitude testing represents the major core competence which is unique in Europe and indispensable for any current and future European Launcher Programme.


cnesCNES is a pivotal player in Europe's space programme, and a major source of initiatives and proposals that aim to maintain France and Europe's competitive edge.
It conceives and executes space programmes with its partners in the scientific community and industry, and is closely involved in many international cooperation programmes-the key to any far-reaching space policy.
Through its ability to innovate and its forward-looking vision, CNES is helping to foster new technologies that will benefit society as a whole, focusing on:


SAFRANSafran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: aerospace, defence and security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 62,500 employees and generated sales of 13.6 billion euros in 2012. Safran develops, produces and markets engines and propulsion systems for civil and military airplanes and helicopters, ballistic missiles, launch vehicles and satellites. It also provides a wide range of systems and equipment for civil and military airplanes and helicopters.


Aerojet RocketdyneEuropean Space Propulsion (ESP), located in Belfast, Northern Ireland UK is a new entrant to the European space propulsion market. Focused on providing in-space propulsion solutions, ESP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR), a U.S.-based leader in the space propulsion industry. ESP has partnered with Thales UK -- a proven manufacturing and test organization with more than 40 years of experience with aerospace and defense products -- to provide proven, state-of-the-art AR in-space propulsion products to the European market. More information about the company is available online at: www.espdeltav.co.uk.


MOOGMoog supplies critical components, subsystems and systems for access to and operation in space, including: thrust vector control, flight control actuators, electronic controllers, avionics, payload electronics, fluid control systems, propulsion components, subsystems and systems, antenna and solar array positioners, reaction wheels, vibration isolation and electronic assemblies for satellites. Visit www.moog.com/space for more information.


JAXAJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA.) was established by integration of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA).
Under our corporate message "Reaching for the skies, exploring space," JAXA is pursuing great possibilities in various aerospace fields and is striving to succeed with various research and development missions in order to contribute to the peace and happiness of humankind. Our two major philosophies are to realize mission successfully with world-class aerospace technologies and to create breakthrough technologies that lead future mission.
In the propulsion field, the development of propulsion system of JAXA missions, the development of components, and fundamental research including calculation analysis were conducted in the fields of  both satellite and rocket propulsion systems.


AltaAlta is a leading European SME, active in the aerospace propulsion sector. The company was recently acquired by the Angelo Investments equity fund. Alta's business is mainly  focused on space electric propulsion (with products ranging from Hall Effect Thrusters to Arcjets, Resistojets and Ion microthrusters), chemical propulsion and aerothermodynamics. Alta also offers test services, high vacuum systems and facilities, and space systems design and computational simulation tools.


ECAPSECAPS is a world leader in reduced hazard propulsion, often referred to as green propulsion. ECAPS' High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) technology offers the flight-proven (>3 years on the PRISMA mission) monopropellant LMP-103S and 1N HPGP thrusters, as a direct replacement for traditional hydrazine technology. HPGP both eliminates the need for hazardous procedures during spacecraft fueling and provides higher on-orbit performance than monopropellant hydrazine. The multiple benefits of HPGP provide unique opportunities for increased performance and significant life-cycle cost savings for satellites requiring in-space propulsion systems (using 1N, 5N and 22N thrusters). Additionally, HPGP has also been demonstrated to be a viable solution for launch vehicle upper-stage Reaction Control Systems (≥200N thrusters).


NANOSPACENanoSpace is an innovative company with focus on MEMS* based products for space applications. Our vision is to become a recognized supplier of novel space qualified products based on innovative thinking and solid knowledge from both MEMS and space industry.
NanoSpace is currently developing a number of ground-breaking systems and components:

NanoSpace is a company of the SSC Group, which has an excellent track record from more than 40 years of space activities.
NanoSpace has an increasing patent portfolio and is certified according to ISO 9001:2008. The company is an approved supplier to Airbus Defence and Space.

*MEMS = Micro Electro Mechanical Systems


AIR LIQUIDEWorld leader in gases for industry, health and the environment, and a specialist in the field of air gas technologies, Air Liquide has spent more than 50 years building a unique expertise in the area of space cryogenics. The Group has sought consistently to innovate and push back the frontiers of technology to meet institutional and industrial needs. Air Liquide is involved in the European launcher Ariane, in significant international scientific projects, such as Planck, Herschel, International Space station experiments, Curiosity…

On the occasion of “Space Propulsion”, Air Liquide will present its latest innovations in space such as the new technologies developed for future generations of the Ariane launcher and its latest cryo cooling solutions for orbital systems.



OHB System AG is a mid-size German systems provider belonging to the European space and technology group OHB AG. The Group currently employs over 2.200 people in its "Space Systems" and "Aerospace + Industrial Products" business units, including OHB Sweden and MT Aerospace.

Within this array, OHB System AG specializes in Space Systems. Its headquarters in Bremen are home to around 500 highly qualified scientists and engineers.
OHB System AG develops low-orbiting and geostationary small satellites for navigation, communications, scientific research and earth observation. The exploration segment works on studies and models for studying our solar system, primarily the moon and Mars.

AIRBUSAirbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.


TASWith 10 facilities in France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, UK and Germany, Thales Alenia Space (TAS) is the prime contractor of Telecom constellations, GEO satcoms, and of Science and Earth Observation satellites.
TAS has developed wide and extensive heritage in the field of spacecraft propulsion, covering all activities during a program : engineering, procurement, subsystem tests, launch campaign with filling at launch pad, and in-orbit activities. All these resources (including a bunker for high pressure proof test) are located in Cannes (France).
TAS can propose 4 propulsion product lines :


RAFAELRafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech systems for air, land, sea and space applications.
The company was established as part of the Ministry of Defense more than 50 years ago. Rafael’s know-how is embedded in almost all Israel Defense Forces (IDF) systems in operation today
RAFAEL’s space activities are focused on the following fields: Space propulsion, Micro-satellite technologies and airborne launchers.
RAFAEL has presently in orbit propulsion modules or components in over a dozen satellites. RAFAEL complete propulsion modules are on board the OFEK and EROS satellites, while RAFAEL's positive-expulsion propellant tanks are on board Proteus and Myriade satellites. RAFAEL has been awarded contacts for the delivery of complete propulsion systems for the TecSAR and Venus satellites, propellant tanks and hydrazine thrusters for the Galileo and Globalstar-2 constellations, and propellant tanks for GIOVE-B, Spirale, Prisma and other satellites.


AIR & COSMOSCreated in 1963, AIR&COSMOS - The only French-language BtoB aerospace weekly news magazine - reports world aerospace news, covering all the latest developments in this industry, its civil and military products, its customers and financial partners.
AIR&COSMOS also features special reports, highlighting one aspect of the industry every week and publishes a preview and report of all major aerospace shows and conventions.
AIR&COSMOS has an audited circulation of 20,490 copies each week (93% paid, 96% in France) (source: OJD 2013), and about 70,000 single visitors on its website each month www.air-cosmos.com (source: Mediametrie-eStat).