ESA and Airbus Defence and Space are proud to announce the 17th bi-annual European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium 2017 in the United Kingdom. It will be held in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and will be organised by Airbus Defence and Space, Europe’s largest Space company.
The symposium will be held at the University of Hertfordshire’s de Havilland campus in Hatfield from the 20th-22nd September 2017 and will welcome Space mechanism professionals and industry leaders from around the globe.
Held bi-annually, ESMATS alternates in collaboration with its sister event in the USA – The Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium.
ESMATS has come to be recognised as the premier vehicle for Mechanisms Engineers, experienced and new recruits, to come together to discuss and celebrate their successes and lessons learnt, with a view to pooling their knowledge for the betterment of this unique community and the European Space industry as a whole.
The 2017 symposium will encompass 2.5 days of exhibition and conference proceedings in the University of Hertfordshire’s state-of-the-art auditorium and will finish with a prestigious half day tour of the Airbus Defence and Space manufacturing facilities and Mars Yard in Stevenage. The gala dinner will be an Elizabethan style banquet at the historical Hatfield House.
For those wishing to attend training courses on the Monday and Tuesday prior to the symposium, please view the training section of the website. These courses will also be held in the same building as the symposium and come highly recommended.
We look forward to welcoming you to the UK!
ESMATS 2017 will attract over 250 space mechanism designers and engineers, space scientists, satellite project and programme managers globally to engage and knowledge-share on key challenges and topics in current and future Space programmes.
Organisations that attended ESMATS 2015 include:
Aerospace & Advanced Composites GmbH
Airbus Defence and Space
Avior control Technologies
BEI Precision Systems & Space Division
CGS SpA (Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio)
Chemring Energetic Devices
Cobham Motion Control Solutions
COM DEV, Ltd.
DSO National Laboratories
Eaton – Cooper Interconnect
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
ESA / ESTEC
Exxelia – Eurofarad
Falck Schmidt Defence Systems
IK4 – Tekniker
Karl Rejlek GmbH
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
Korea Aerospace University
Lodz University of Technology
Lucerne University of Applied Science & Arts
Lulea University of Technology
Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy
Metal Estalki, S.L.
OHB System AG
Reliance Precision Ltd
Rockwell Collins Deutschland GmbH
Russian State Scientific Center for RTC
SCS Aerospace Group
Selex ES Spa
Sierra Nevada Corp
Southwest Research Institute
Space Research Center
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
Swiss Space Center
Thales Alenia Space
Tubitak Space Technologies Research Institute
Turkish Aerospace Industries
Universidad de Alcala
Universidad del Pais Vasco
University of Liege
University of Toronto