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March 6, 2015: third Space Dinner

You can find the presentations of Mr. Pletzer about weightlessness for all and about the the IAC young professionals workshop below.
Presentation Weightlessness for all BeSpace 2015
Presentation IAC IPMC YP Workshop 2015 Promotion

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What?

The flagship annual event of beSPACE, the network for young professionals, young graduates and students with a passion for space, who live, work or study in Belgium. The Space Dinner is first and foremost an opportunity to meet like-minded people in a relaxed atmosphere over a bite and a drink. This is the programme of the evening:

  • 18:45 doors open
  • 19:00 planetarium show (until 19:30 approximately)
  • 19:15 drinks and walking dinner start
  • 20:15 presentations by
    • Vladimir Pletser, senior physicist and engineer at ESA
    • Diego Urbina, MARS500 crew member and systems engineer at Space Applications Services
    • Guillaume Dedeurwaerder from SABCA, about “Towards Ariane 6”
  • 21:15 drinks and networking event
  • 22:30 end

Thanks to the support of our sponsors BHRS, SABCA, QinetiQ Space, Vito, Antwerp Space and the Brussels Planetarium, the beSPACE space dinner is free.

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Who?

All young space professionals and students in and from Belgium are invited. Come over & join beSPACE, meet like-minded people as well as people from industry, academia and public institutions. beSPACE is a community of young space enthusiasts, either from Belgium or living there. We meet up regularly to share experiences and help each other.

Space dinner 2015

Practical information

March 6, 2015. 19h – 23h. Planetarium of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels. Boechoutlaan 10 avenue de Bouchout, 1020 Brussels Access by public transport:

  • Metro stop Houba-Brugmann on line 6
  • By train: Brussel-Centraal/Bruxelles-Centrale or Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid, then change to metro
  • By car: some free parking is available. See map below.

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beSPACE sessions survey

You can find the survey here.

At beSPACE, we have a great list of members from all over the space industry, academia and institutions in Belgium and around. However, until now, there is only the yearly Space Dinner to get in touch with each other.

We would like to change that with the “beSPACE sessions“. A beSPACE session will typically be a get together in a Belgian city, with some small presentations by beSPACE members focused on a subject related to space. The presentations could be an explanation of your work, or a more general introduction of a topic followed by a drink and some discussion or brainstorming. We have identified a couple of preliminary topics that we think many beSPACE members are interested in and that we would like to organise sessions around:

– cubesats
– payloads and instruments
– space electronics
– space mechanics
– propulsion
– space science and astronomy
– impact of space on humans
– space policy
– space law
– …

We would like to know what you think about this! Would you be interested in attending one of these sessions and/or in giving a presentation to your peers from around the Belgian space sector? We would love to hear something about your work, your research, your favorite discussion topic or your pet project! If you just register your interest by filling in our short survey, we can get to work on organizing the first beSPACE sessions!

You can find the survey here.