AGI L3 Summer training series

School is IN for summer! VIRTUAL TRAINING STARTS JULY 10 to take your STK skills to the Grand Master level. Our L3 Summer Series will cover three of the seven advanced CERTIFICATION tracks in their entirety.

* STK Analysis Workbench [1]. Streamline, organize, and extend STK using time, vector geometry, calculation, and spatial analysis tools.

* STK Coverage [2]. Analyze when and how well regions on or above the central body’s surface are “covered” by a collection of assets based on a user-defined performance criteria.

* Spacecraft Trajectory [3]. Create interactive spacecraft maneuvers and trajectory design using the Astrogator propagator.

A live instructor will teach the one-hour lessons for each track, with AGI engineers available to answer questions in real time. Join us for one, or all of these tracks to get started on your certification. If you complete four or more (the fourth on your own) of the seven available L3 tracks, you will earn the title of STK GRAND MASTER CERTIFIED; a fantastic demonstration of your advanced STK skills.

Learn more about our summer school program.

Call for Papers 12th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation

Call for papers for presentation at the next IAA symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, to be held on 06-10 May 2019, in Berlin, Germany. A one-page, single-spaced abstract of no less than 300 and no more than 500 words*) must be received by October 31st, 2018.

Abstracts should be in English and shall include the symposium topic addressed, the problem explored, the methodology used, results and conclusions so as to allow the Scientific Program Committee to make an informed decision regarding their suitability for inclusion into the symposium.

Please send your abstract by e-mail to:

The symposium will provide a forum for scientists, engineers and managers to exchange information about planned and on-going programs and missions, and present new ideas, covering small satellite mission objectives as well as technology and management aspects for dedicated earth observation satellites. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Small Satellite Mission Programs

– International and national programs

– Planned and on-going programs

– Integrated applications

Objectives for Small Satellite Missions

– Scientific earth observation missions

– Systems for disaster and climate monitoring

– Technology demonstration missions

– Commercial services and applications

– Results and lessons learned

Mature (off the Shelf) Systems

–    Sensors and instrumentation

–    Spacecraft concepts and sub-systems

–    Software and IT safety

–    Ground stations and communication

–    Mission operation and facilities

–    Launch systems

University programs and systems

Distributed Space Systems

– Constellation and formation

– Rendezvous and docking

Space Debris issues

For more detailed information, please visit the conference website at:

AGI webinar: Multi-domain GNSS Challenges

Join Ted Driver, Senior Advisory Software Developer, for a live webinar on June 26th. Various issues impact positioning accuracy of any global navigation satellite system, including signal availability, dilution of precision, and signal travel time. Understanding and mitigating these and other issues is important to the success of any mission. Sign up and learn how.

For questions, please email or call 610-981-8000

Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition

Airbus Fly Your Ideas is a global competition, which challenges students worldwide to innovate for the future of aerospace. For the 2019 competition, the focus is on using the latest digital technologies to create smart solutions for a safer, cleaner and better connected world.

This is a fast-moving and exciting time for aerospace and Fly Your Ideas is a unique opportunity for students worldwide to activate their pioneering spirit and innovate for the future. With support from Airbus employees from across the company, we encourage students to think big, be bold and help transform the world of aerospace.

20,000 students and 5 previous editions

Since 2008, over 20,000 students have registered for Fly Your Ideas from over 650 universities and 100 countries worldwide, with more than 400 Airbus employees volunteering their time to support the competition.

Airbus launched Fly Your Ideas in 2008 to engage with universities and students worldwide and from all backgrounds. Since 2012, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been a partner for this competition.


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European Commission Space Programme

European Commission Space Programme, June 8th 2018

The European commission had proposed on Wednesday that the EU make a large rise in investment in its space programmes from €12bn over the last seven years to €16bn for 2021 to 2027.

–          Galileo i EGNOS9.7 bn,

–          Copernicus5.8 bn,

–          Safety programmes, €500 mil,

–          GOVSATCOM – civil defense,

–           SSA/SSTSpace Situational Awareness (SSA) / Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) .

Space programme

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12th Aeromart Toulouse

Aeromart is a matchmaking program strictly reserved for professionals from global civil and defense aviation industry. Through this event, abe/BCI Aerospace will gain the resources to create an online interactive platform allowing the organization to participate in targeted meetings, exchanges and high-level conferences between contractors, OEMs, subcontractors and suppliers of the aero spatial industry.

For this 12th editionmore than 1300 companies will be attending and 45 countries will be represented (Europe, Maghreb, North & South America, Asia, Russia).

Thanks to the recurring participation of major OEMs and Tiers 1, Aeromart has demonstrated its international stature, becoming an unmissable event for all players in the aerospace industry.

You must sign up to attend. Two and a half weeks prior to the forum you’ll have to identify and request meetings with relevant contacts through detailed online catalog.

Your approved meetings and those you have accepted (among the requests you received) will be pre-arranged on a schedule and held at Parc des Expositions de Toulouse.

How does it work?

  1. Register online for the business convention: fill out the form describing your company, the products, capabilities and services you offer.
  2. Three weeks before the event, you will have access to all the participants and can choose who you want to meet with.
  3. Taking into account the wishes of all participants, abe/BCI aerospace will schedule your business meetings and create a personalized meeting agenda taking place over a 2-day period.
  4. You attend the business convention, including business meetings and conferences.


December 4 : Aeromart Summit – one day conference, registration fee : 150€HT.

December 5-6 : Business Convention (prearranged one-to-one meetings and workshops).

NEW !! :  For the first time during Aeromart Toulouse, a special focus will be brought on space infrastructures and supply chain. Find more information on : (available soon) / Download the leaflet

For more information, please visit website.

ESA Ice Cubes space research service open for business

ICE Cubes model

The first European facility for commercial research on the International Space Station was installed today in Europe’s space laboratory Columbus. The International Commercial Experiments service – ICE Cubes for short – offers fast, simple and affordable access for research and technology experiments in microgravity.

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold installed the ice-box-sized facility in the European Physiology Module in the Columbus laboratory. ICE Cubes gets its power, temperature regulation and communications from Columbus.

The facility hosts experiments designed around 10 cm cubes (1U) or combinations of this volume – there is room for 12 cubes on top and two rows of four cubes below. Experiments can also float freely through the Columbus laboratory and communicate wirelessly with the facility to send data to Earth.

The first experiments are going to be launched on the next SpaceX Dragon supply vessel scheduled for launch this month. Designed to be plug-and-play, the experiment cubes only need to be slotted into the facility for them to work.

The first ICE Cubes experiments from the International Space University highlight the versatility of the service. One will investigate plant biology, another will bio-mine with microbes, and a third merges the arts and science by using a person’s heart rate to change a piece of kaleidoscopic artwork.

Get your space in space

Columbus laboratory

The ICE Cubes service is based on a partnership with Space Applications Services and is part of ESA’s human and robotic exploration strategy to ensure access to the weightless research possibilities in low Earth orbit.

From idea to reality in a year, anybody’s experiment can be launched to the Space Station. Service launches occur typically three times a year. With one point of contact and over two decades of space research know-how, getting an experiment designed, built and in compliance with International Space Station standards has never been easier.

The price starts from €50 000 for a 1-kg experiment with an end-to-end service package running for four months, with cheaper rates for educational organisations.

Stay connected
ICE Cubes control centre

ICE Cubes offers unprecedented 24-hour direct access to its experiments via a dedicated mission control centre at Space Applications Services’ premises in Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium. Clients can connect at any time to their experiment from their own location over internet to read the data and even send commands directly.

The experiments themselves will be highlighted on the ESA website over the next few weeks. Visit the ICE Cubes service website for more information and contact details.