The Spanish space sector demonstrates its cohesion and strength at the third edition of New Space España

May 29, 2024

New Space España

The third edition of New Space España will once again make Galicia the meeting point for the Spanish space ecosystem. On September 26 and 27, 2024, the main companies, organizations, and startups of the so-called New Space will gather at the Afundación Headquarters in Vigo to explore the projects, capabilities, and opportunities of the Spanish space industry.

New Space España 2024 aims to serve as a platform for the exchange of knowledge, business collaboration, and the exploration of new business opportunities in areas such as Earth observation, satellite communications, space exploration, sustainable use of space, and exciting projects like the Atlantic Constellation or LEO-PNT driven by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Organized by Alén Space, a company specializing in the design, manufacture, and operation of small satellites, the event is supported by prominent sponsors such as GMV, Indra, DHV Technologies, Geosat, Startical, Satlantis, Telespazio, Ansys, Rohde & Schwarz, and UARX Space, as well as the backing of public institutions linked to the promotion of innovation and talent, such as the Axencia Galega de Innovación (GAIN) of the Xunta de Galicia, the Consorcio Zona Franca de Vigo, and the University of Vigo.

The conference will feature talks by leading industry experts, panel discussions on key topics, presentations of innovative projects, and networking sessions designed to foster collaboration among companies, institutions, and entrepreneurs.

The Potential of Spain in New Space

The New Space field, which addresses the development of innovative space technologies and services, is experiencing unprecedented growth worldwide, driven by the prominence of small satellites, services associated with ambitious projects like new satellite constellations, and the reduction of costs and timelines. This new approach has expanded opportunities for companies and countries that previously viewed this field as unattainable.

In this context, Spain is in a privileged position to establish itself as a reference in the space industry, considering the existing human talent, technological capabilities, development of new solutions, a key geographical location, and the recent establishment of the Spanish Space Agency (AEE), which unifies and coordinates the sector’s potential.

Prominent Experts to Participate in Conferences and Round Tables

New Space España 2024 promises to be a catalyst for innovation and collaboration in the Spanish space sector and aims to surpass the figures of previous editions, which saw participation from more than 60 speakers, 400 registrants, and 200 companies. To achieve this, it will feature representation from the entire value chain of the Spanish space industry, from satellite manufacturers to component and subsystem suppliers, launchers, investors, public bodies and agencies, and other relevant sector actors.

During the two days of the conference, renowned experts from the New Space industry will participate in various talks and round tables to analyze the main trends in the sector, major space mission projects linked to the Spain brand, and public-private collaboration opportunities that attract investment to a strategic market.

Tickets are now available for purchase on the official website