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19th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium
Warsaw, Poland – Hosted by Astronika.

Astronika and ESA are thrilled to invite you to take part in the 19th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium to be held in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, as for the first time in its over three-decade-long history ESMATS is coming to Eastern Europe.

Since its inception in 1983 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 failures, with a view to pooling their knowledge for the betterment of this unique community and the European Space industry as a whole.

ESMATS’s reputation as the lead event dedicated to Space Mechanisms Engineering generates an ever growing interest. The number of participants from numerous countries and multiple continents wishing to present their papers during the symposium, companies and institutions interested in presenting their capabilities as exhibitors, as well as attendees who come to observe, learn, and network, has been steadily increasing over the years, reaching over 300 in Munich in 2019.

We hope that bringing the symposium even farther East than it has ever been so far will enable it to reach even more engineers than before, opening untapped new areas of conversation and cooperation by offering a unique chance to bring together the experience and heritage of well-established players with the fresh enthusiasm and potential of Space industry newcomers.

For over 30 years the Symposium has been held as a bi-annual event, alternating with its sister conference in the USA – The Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium. As current organizers we are eager to preserve this tradition by holding the 19th ESMATS in late September 2021. Like in the previous years, there will also be training courses accompanying the symposium.

We are, however, aware that the current COVID epidemic is still largely unfamiliar and thus unpredictable in the long term, which may affect the organization of events for months to come. ESMATS may need to deviate from the established format to ensure the safety and well-being of all its participants as well as adherence to laws and local regulations. We will, nonetheless, strive to make ESMATS as edifying, informative and enjoyable as it has come to be known in the past.

More details will be made available towards the end of 2020.

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