European Space Components Conference (ESCCON) 2016.

European Space Components Conference (ESCCON) 2016. European Space Components Conference (ESCCON) 2016.
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The Space Components Steering Board of the European Space Components Coordination (ESCC) has the pleasure to announce the European Space Components Conference ESCCON 2016.

The focus of ESCCON is set on all relevant matters to be considered for the definition of policy and strategy directions for space components. The conference is an international forum and is open to all specialists involved in the development, selection, procurement and use of EEE (Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical) components in space systems.

Presentations and discussions will address areas such as standardisation and harmonisation, technology insertion and validation, investments and funding, availability and sustainability on the basis of real life project and industrial experience and expectations for future evolution. ESCCON 2016 will aim as well at addressing the intrinsic reliability of advanced EEE components in consideration of their application in space systems.

The conference's program will be based on presentations to be given by invited speakers. Therefore, there will be no call for papers. However, should you have any proposals or suggestions to make on the programme of the conference, the Organizing Committee would appreciate to receive your suggestions. Please contact the organisers via


ESCCON 2016 is organised by the ESCC Space Components Steering Board, whose current members are:
Representatives of components manufacturers in Europe: Atmel and STM (for the Silicon manufacturers), UMS (for the III-V manufacturers), Thales Alenia Space (for the Hybrids manufacturers)
ASD Eurospace: Alter Technology TÜV NORD, Airbus Defense and Space, Thales Alenia Space
National Agencies: ASI, CNES, DLR, UK Space Agency
International Observers: EU-EC, ISRO, INTA, Enterprise Ireland, JAXA
The European Space Agency

Calendar of Events

First announcement and call for ideas: March 2015
Preliminary programme: September 2015
Advance programme and open registration: November 2015
Final programme: January 2016
Conference sessions: 1-3 March 2016


Please note that advance registration is mandatory to ensure access to the ESTEC site.
Attendance to ESCCON 2016 is open without any restrictions. A registration fee will be required to cover some of the organisational costs associated with the event.
The registration to the conference will be possible in this website. Online registration will be open on the basis of an advance programme from November 2015.

Who should attend?

ESCCON is an international forum inviting global participation. It intends to further communication and cooperation for the benefit of activating synergies and progressing on issues of mutual interest. Thereby it also provides a platform for making new contacts and extending networks.
ESCCON is of interest to engineers and managers across all levels with responsibilities for Projects, in System Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement and Product Assurance working for :
Manufacturers of Space Electronic Systems, from subcontractor to prime level;
Manufacturers of EEE components for space from Integrated Device Manufacturer, over fabless manufacturers to design houses;
Service providers such as Assembly and Test Houses, Procurement Agents and specialised laboratories;
End users such as Operators, Space Agencies, government and public organisations with a space mandate or interest;
and all potential synergy partners from industries and other organisations with special component application and reliability needs.


For Hotel Reservations, please contact the ESTEC Travel Office –


The conference will be held at the Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), located 35km south-west of Amsterdam International Airport.

Getting to ESTEC
ESTEC is located at the southern tip of Noordwijk.

From Den Haag (The Hague): take the A4 (direction Amsterdam) and exit at "Leiden". Follow the N206 towards Katwijk and Haarlem. Take the exit "Katwijk Noord". From there follow signs to "ESTEC" (small white squares).

From Amsterdam: take the A4 (direction Den Haag-Rotterdam) then at the junction follow the A44. Take the exit "Noordwijk-Voorhout", continue to Noordwijk and from there, follow signs to "ESTEC".

By train
From Leiden Centraal station, take the number 30 bus to Katwijk. The bus stops in front of the ESTEC entrance gate. Please note that this bus leaves four times an hour during peak periods and twice an hour during normal hours. Journey time is approx. 30 minutes.

By plane
From Schiphol airport, either take a taxi to ESTEC (30 min), or a train to Leiden (20 min) and then the number 30 bus (see train directions above) (30 min.). By rental car, follow the "By car" instructions as above from Amsterdam.

Postal address:
European Space & Technology Centre
P.O. Box 299
2200 AG Noordwijk (The Netherlands)

Visiting address:
European Space & Technology Centre
Keplerlaan 1
2201 AZ Noordwijk (The Netherlands)

General telephone number:
Phone: +31 71 565 6565
Fax: +31 71 565 6040


The following URLs containing useful information about Noordwijk may be helpful. Please note that ESA accepts no responsibility for the contents of these sites.

• Noordwijk Information
Information on Noordwijk, please consult the Tourist Office website: (Dutch) (English)

• Travelling by train
Please note that the nearest railway station to ESTEC is Leiden Centraal and the Amsterdam Airport railway station is called: Schiphol

• Travelling by car
This site provides a planner for your route to ESTEC from any place in Europe. Please use the following address details:
Address: Keplerlaan 1
Postal Code: 2201 AZ
City: Noordwijk ZH

• Travelling by plane
Information on Schiphol airport can be found at:
Train connections from Schiphol Airport can also be found on this website.

ESA Conference Bureau
P.O Box 299
2200 AG Noordwijk
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 71 565 5005
Fax: +31 71 565 5658

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