10 Space Events you cannot miss in 2024

 10 Space Events you cannot miss in 2024

We’re back with a lineup of events set to bring together experts, policymakers, astronauts, and space enthusiasts from various parts of the world. Whether you’re interested in sustainability, collaboration, or simply staying updated on space-related developments, these gatherings are worth noting.

In this post we take a look at our list of upcoming events and select our top-10 favourites as we see it this January!

In chronological order (click the images to open all event details):

Space-Comm Expo

6-7 March 2024, Farnborough, United Kingdom

Space-Comm Expo unites space, aerospace, and defence, fostering development, networking, and commerce. From consumer-focused opportunities to security regulations, space’s role grows daily with rising demand. Supported by industry associations, it showcases supply chains for enterprises, Government, defence, and tech. Held at Farnborough’s International Exhibition and Conference Centre, this event connects the sector for two days of business and networking.

39th Space Symposium

8-11 April 2024, Colorado Springs, USA

The 39th Space Symposium, organised by the Space Foundation, is the largest annual space event in the United States, representing all sectors of the space community from multiple spacefaring nations, including the world’s leading space agencies and other government actors, the military, commercial space companies and educational institutes.


12-13 June 2024, Brussels, Belgium

Organised by the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), EXPANDEO 2024 is the event where participants get the chance to learn about market opportunities in various sectors while growing their business through networking and other interactive sessions.

European Space Forum

24-25 June 2023, Brussels, Belgium

The European Space Forum returns to Brussels in June 2024, uniting industry leaders, policymakers, and experts for 2 days of in-person debates. Focused on sustainability and its relation to competition, innovation, security, and connectivity, discussions will be interactive and open, fostering idea sharing. Join the conversation on advancing space’s potential for global progress and well-being, shaping a sustainable European space ecosystem

World Satellite Business Week

11-15 September 2023, Paris, France

The World Satellite Business Week by Euroconsult – the leading global business space event – brings together 1,000 decision-makers under the same roof for a week of deal-making and intense discussions shaping the future of the industry.

ESA Industry Space Days 2024

18-19 September 2024, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

ESA invites the space community to ISD at ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands, on 18-19 Sep 2024. Facilitating collaboration, it offers 1-on-1 meetings, exhibitions, keynotes, and workshops. Open to entities and investors from ESA Member, Associate, and Cooperating States.

XXXV ASE Planetary Congress

29 September – 5 October 2024, Noordwijk&Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The 35th ASE Planetary Congress, hosted by Dutch astronaut André Kuipers, takes place in Noordwijk and Amsterdam from Sept 30 to Oct 6, 2024. ASE’s mission is to promote science, technology, innovation, sustainability, and space through annual events. The program includes public sessions, challenges for students, and astronaut-led educational initiatives. Supported by the Netherlands Space Office and Ministries of Education, Culture, and Science, and Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

World Space Week

4-10 October 2024, Worldwide

This year, World Space Week 2024 will focus on the theme ‘Space & Climate Change.’ It underscores the crucial role of space in monitoring and addressing climate issues. This marks the 25th celebration of World Space Week, promoting global awareness of space’s impact on our environment. Over 16,000 events were reported in 2023, and organizations worldwide are encouraged to participate in 2024.

International Astronautical Congress IAC 2024

14-18 October 2024, Milan, Italy

The IAC, organised by the International Astronautical Federation, is the one place and time of the year where all global space actors come together. The event attracts almost 10,000 participants each year. Covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space information and developments in academia and industry, networking opportunities, contacts and potential partnerships.

Space Tech Expo Europe 2024

19-21 November 2024, Bremen, Germany

Space Tech Expo is Europe’s largest B2B event for the space industry, in Bremen, the city of space! This free-to-attend exhibition will showcase the very latest technology for the designing, manufacturing and testing of spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies, bringing together engineers, systems integrators, contractors and suppliers in commercial, government and military space.

…and many more events in 2024!

The space year 2024 will see hundreds of online, hybrid and in-person events all around the world. On our events page, we keep you informed of all events that we think are most interesting for YOU, our readers in Europe and beyond, with a slight (but not exclusive) bias towards space data events.

Make sure to visit our events page frequently! We do our best to add new, interesting space and space data events several times per week!

Are you missing an event? Please let us know, and we will add it to our calendar straight away! Do you want to feature your event on our platform? Please contact our media coordinator, Kacia Rutkoŭskaja, at kacia.rutkouskaja@groundstation.space

Featured image credit: Space Tech Expo Europe

Kacia Rutkoŭskaja

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