Our Future in the Space Age

11 October 2017

Space is an incredibly hard environment to work in: weightless, airless and with daunting temperature extremes. Systems must operate reliably for years on end, with no chance of repair.

Under ESA leadership, European space industry develops top-notch space technologies, many of which offer valuable attributes to terrestrial industries as well.

This book introduces ESA’s technology transfer programme and tells the stories of some space technologies that are already in use for innovative applications on Earth.

The book was issued as ESA BR-324, with first edition in June 2015, and updated as second edition in September 2017. Read online

ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO)

The main mission of the TTPO is to facilitate the use of space technology and space systems for non-space applications and to demonstrate the benefit of the European space programme to European citizens. The office is responsible for defining the overall approach and strategy for the transfer of space technologies, including the incubation and funding of start-up companies using space technologies and satellite services, at the Agency’s Business Incubation Centres in Europe.

For more information, please contact:

ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office
European Space Agency ESA
Keplerlaan 1, 2200 AG, Noordwijk
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 71 565 6208
Email: ttp @ esa.int
Website: http://www.esa.int/ttp

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