Past Events:

Workshop: Managing Obsolescence risks in space programmes

On May 16th, the European Materials & Processes Technology Board (MPTB) is holding a one-day workshop at ESTEC, ESA’s technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Small companies, SMEs, and academia involved in hardware manufacturing for space programmes are invited to learn more about how their supply chain can be affected by obsolescence of chemicals or technologies.

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, REACH, is a strict law controlling chemical substances. It contributes to a safer and healthier environment, but poses wide-reaching engineering challenges for the space sector which is by nature driven by performance and heritage design.

The complexity of the issue and its possible industrial impact requires European-wide coordination among space industry and agencies. This is achieved through the MPTB. This body comprises large system integrators, equipment manufacturers, expert companies, national space agencies and ESA.

This event aims to raise awareness of issues associated with REACH, offer support from the MPTB, and encourage dialogue via a round table discussion.

Participation is free of charge.

Read more and register here!

ESCC (European Space Components Coordination) Training Course

The agenda of the course will cover the scope of the ESCC activities, including the ESCC specification system and the ESCC component qualification and manufacturers’ certification processess.

In particular the course will address the following topics:

  • What is ESCC and how is it related to the space industry in Europe?
    • The ESCC organization (the roles that national space agencies, European space industry and component manufacturers play)
    • The Governance of ESCC (policy, strategy, implementation processes)
    • The ESCC specification system. Its core specifications and its areas of growth.
  • ESCC Evaluation and Qualification in detail.
    • The access to ESCC qualification
    • Latest developments: ESCC Process Capability Approval
  • Quality Assurance in ESCC


-Time: 10th
of May 2017, 09:30AM-16:30PM
-Venue: ESA ESTEC, meeting room, “ESCAPE Dance Room”

Register here!