After five intense days, the 4S Symposium 2022 has come to an end. The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) organise this sectoral event every two years with the aim of creating synergies and exchanging ideas on new technologies in space. In this edition, the small satellite company, Alén Space, had an exhibition booth to promote its main products and solutions.
4S has been held since 1992 as one of the most important international events in the space industry. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 edition could not be celebrated, so it was decided to keep Vilamoura (Portugal) as the venue for 2022.
More than 60 exhibitors showcasing their services
Alén Space, as an exhibitor at the 4S Symposium, shared space with more than 60 actors related to the space industry with the opportunity to present their latest developments in terms of projects and products.
The Spanish small satellite company was represented by its sales manager Isolina Pérez and another member of the sales team, Alberto Arizkorreta. Both held numerous meetings with current customers and representatives of future collaborations or commercial agreements. In the words of Isolina: “They have been exhausting days, but they have been worth it. We are leaving 4S with very good prospects and the feeling of reaching great agreements after these business meetings”.
A program dedicated to ‘Information Made in Space’
Under the motto ‘Information Made in Space’, the 2022 edition focused on the acquisition and processing of data through nanosatellites. Although large amounts of information can now be stored on board a satellite, analysing it is still problematic, so artificial intelligence and advanced image processing were the subject of debate for their ability to send information in real time anywhere on Earth.
The program also included numerous technical sessions on different topics, such as Earth observation, telecommunications and navigation or technological changes in subsystems and components. In addition, a workshop on CubeSats and their advances was prepared in parallel.