EPIC Meeting on New Space at European Space Agency

12-13 September 2019

Noordwijk, The Netherlands

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The EPIC Meeting on New Space will bring together a set of companies to cover some of the key priorities for the “New Space” road map. The purpose of the so called “New Space” trend, is to bring to the Space market mature or established technologies that either compete with or complement existing commercial space services.

The ESA priorities to be covered at the EPIC meeting are: new solutions for miniaturized and low cost LIDAR (adapting solutions from automotive market), RADAR (including microwave photonics); new concepts for optical network architectures in space (such as OneWeb); solutions for ultra-low power highly efficient and miniaturized datacom transceivers (using Photonic Integrated Circuits, plasmonics, …); the use of novel cameras and sensors for remote gas analysis as well as environmental monitoring (FTIR, SERS, low light cameras, hyperspectral imaging, …); and last but not least, new concepts for atomic clocks for both timing and navigation, as well as new quantum technologies and applications (quantum teleportation, quantum satellites, QKD, ghost imaging, …).


12 September 2019 Thursday

12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Lunch @ ESA
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming words by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming words by ESA
13:15 – 14:45 Session 1: Setting up the Scene
14:45 – 15:30 Coffee breaks
15:30 – 16:45 Session 2: LIDAR, LADAR and RADAR for space
16:45 – 17:30 Coffee break
17:30 – 19:00 Session 3: Optical networks and devices for space
19:00 – 19:30 Transfer to a dinner place
19:30 – 22:45 Dinner (venue – TBC.)
22:45 Transfer to a recommended hotel (hotel – TBC.)

13 September 2019 Friday

08:00 Transfer from a recommended hotel to ESA
08:30 – 09:00 Morning coffee @ ESA
09:00 – 10:30 Session 4: Low light cameras and sensors for gas analysis and environmental monitoring
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 Session 5: Atomic clocks and atom interferometry
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Session 6: Quantum technologies
15:30 – 17:00 ESA company visit
17:00 End


The meeting will be held at European Space Agency (Erasmus building Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ, Noordwijk, The Netherlands).

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The recommended hotel and the dinner place will be announced soon.


Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT);  non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 15 August. By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties (except emails). Attendance is limited to 1 person per company. 

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EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite: neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com, +370 624 389 91