• Key dates

    Abstract submission opening :
    December 2016

    Abstract submission deadline:
    1 February 2017
    15 February 2017
    28 February 2017

    Notification to authors:
    28 April 2017
    15 May 2017

    Preliminary programme online:
    June 2017

    Registration opening:
    June 2017
  • Welcome to the 2nd Ground-based Space Facilities Symposium!

    The 2nd Ground-based Space Facilities Symposium
    will take place from 17 to 19 October 2017
    in Toulouse, France

    Following the successful first edition in 2013, CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) has decided to organize the 2nd Ground-based Space Facilities Symposium in 2017.

    The symposium will focus on:
    1. Launch Range Facilities,
    2. Launch Complexes,
    3. Test Facilities.

    These topics share common themes, such as:
    • protection of people, property and the environment,
    • optimisation of costs, schedules and technical performance during both development and operational phases,
    • operation activities,
    • quality and dependability,
    • validation and qualification,

    and also  specific themes for each topic:
    • launch range facilities: general layout, telemetry, telecommand and location systems, down-range tracking, telecommunications, meteorology systems, specific needs for reusable launcher stages, coordination of operations, control/mission centers, satellite preparation facilities, etc.
    • launch complexes: infrastructures, flame exhaust ducts and ground acoustics, lightning protection, control benches, launcher ground interfaces, gas and propellant systems and associated production facilities, etc.
    • test facilities: for launcher engines and stages or payloads.

     We look forward to your participation in this unique event.
    Jean Marc ASTORG
    CNES Director of Launchers
    Symposium President
  • Ariane Cities Community

      This action forms part of the Ariane Cities Community Presidency 2017 by the tandem City of Toulouse / Telespazio, with support from Cité de l’espace, ESA, CNES and Arianespace.

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