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Vastalla at ESA’s Industry Space Days 2016

Vastalla will participate at ESA’s Industry Space Days 2016.

Industry Space Days (ISDs) are organised by ESA to bring together the main European players in the space sector. Their main purpose is to increase the involvement of SMEs in space activities and to foster cross-fertilisation between the different actors in the entire space sector.

The 6th edition will take place in ESTEC, ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands on 20th to 22nd September 2016.

 

ESA Industry Space Days 2016

 

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Vastalla at London Space Week 2015

Vastalla will be present at London Space Week 2015 in London, UK.

London Space Week is one of Europe’s major B2B Space events dedicated to space applications, launch vehicles, satellites and space related technologies. Organising partners are Royal Aeronautical Society and UK Space, the UK Space Trade Association.

The event will take place on 24th and 25th November, 2015 at Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London Bridge, SE1 9DD and will host innovation conferences & workshops.

More information at London Space Week website.

 

 

H2020 Space Info day in Bruxelles, Belgium

Vastalla at H2020 Space Info day

Vastalla will participate at H2020 Space Info Day in Bruxelles, Belgium next 9-10 November. At the event representatives from the European Commission will explain the Space Work Programme for 2016-17 years.

Vastalla will take part at the brokerage session (B2B meetings) during the Space Info Day.

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Mid Term Review for UIW R&D project in Bruxelles

Vastalla took part at UIW R&D project’s Mid Term Review in Bruxelles, Belgium. Mid Term Review was held at Covent Garden on 26 May 2015. During the day-long meeting UIW partners presented the outcome so far of the project to the European Commission Project Officer. At the end of the day, the Project Officer and the Technical Project Officer made clear their satisfaction about the project work.

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Vastalla at ESA’s Industry Space Days 2014

Vastalla will be present at ESA’s Industry Space Days 2014.

Industry Space Days (ISDs) are organised by ESA to bring together the main European players in the space sector. Their main purpose is to increase the involvement of SMEs in space activities and to foster cross-fertilisation between the different actors in the entire space sector.

The 5th edition will take place in ESTEC, ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands on 3rd & 4th June 2014.

 

Industry Space Days 2014

Vastalla at NASA's AMES Research Center

Vastalla at NASA AMES Research Center

On 10th March, 2014 Vastalla was a guest at NASA AMES Research Center at Moffett Field, Mountain View, California (USA). During the morning NASA AMES Research Center described its long history and the areas of activity today. Vastalla presented its own competencies, past and present projects in Space. Vastalla had the opportunity to talk to AMES directors of Mission Design, Human Systems Integration and partnerships. During the afternoon several laboratories and structures were shown, among them Arc Jet and Wind tunnel.

Vastalla at NASA AMES Research Center

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Use-it-wisely (UIW) – FP7 Research project has started

Collaborative Research & Development “Use-it-wisely” (UIW) project has started on 1st September 2013. The project, which will last over 3 years, has been selected by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FoF(RTD) call was issued on December 2012 and centered on Factories of the Future (FoF).

The kick-off will be held in Tampere (Finland) on September.

Vastalla is partner in the UIW project in the Space cluster together with Thales Alenia Space Italia and ALTEC (Advanced Logistics Technology Engineering Center). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the coordinator of UIW project.

Further information is available at this link.

 

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STEPS: Systems and Technologies for Space Exploration – final event

On 9th May, 2012 the final event of R&D project STEPS – Systems and Technologies for Space Exploration – has been held in Turin. STEPS has been financed by Piedmont Region in the framework of the Piedmontese Aerospace Platform using European funds.

Thales Alenia Space is the lead company and many partners, Vastalla included, have been part of the project; among them the Polytechnic of Turin, University of Turin, University of Eastern Piedmont and other 23 SMEs.

Vastalla has contributed to the project in two Work Packages dealing with issues in:

  1. Human Machine Interface;
  2. Engineering Multidisciplinary Support Tools.

For more info on Vastalla’s R&D projects go here.

STEPS project concluded successfully and it has been appreciated by Piedmont Region, European Space Agency (ESA) and Italian Space Agency (ASI).

STEPS demonstration in front of Piedmont's governor

In the image above Piedmont Region Governor Roberto Cota assists to the STEPS final demonstration at Thales Alenia Space’s Collaborative System Engineering (COSE) Centre in Turin. Vastalla presents the outcome of its activities.

STEPS Rover demonstration

In the image above the scaled Pressurized Rover, airlock included (on the rear) and part of the scaled Lander.

The demonstration has seen the Rover moving on the ‘Martian’ terrain specifically prepared at ALTEC premises. Turin-based ALTEC is the Italian center of excellence for the provision of engineering services to support operations and utilization of the International Space Station and other space systems.

 

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Vastalla joins the Italian Space Technology Platform (SPIN-IT)

Turin (Italy), March 2012

Vastalla joins the Italian Space Technology Platform (SPIN-IT).

“SPIN-IT Space Innovation in Italy” is the Italian Space Technology Platform, whose aim is fostering innovation and strengthening Italian participation in Space Applied Research carried on in European and international programs.

This platform, which is composed by Italian companies, universities and research centers, has been founded by Italian enterprises associations with support from the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

SPIN-IT acts as a collaboration partner with the Italian Space Agency, following the Agency’s 2010-2020 strategic manifesto.