The top-10 space events you cannot miss in 2023

 The top-10 space events you cannot miss in 2023

Happy new year! With a fresh space year ahead of us, now is the time to look ahead for the top-10 best not-to-miss space events of 2023! For many event organisers 2022 was the year of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, with many recurring space events returning to in-person or at least hybrid sessions. Especially the period between September and December saw a big peak in number of events.

See our review of our top-5 European space events of 2022 here.

We hope that this trend will continue in 2023, meeting the space community at events in Europe and beyond. 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):

38th Space Symposium

17-20 April 2023, Colorado Springs, CO, United States

38th Space Symposium 2023

The 38th 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.

Global Space Conference on Climate Change GLOC 2023

23-25 May 2023, Oslo, Norway

GLOC 2023, organised by the IAF and the Norwegian Space Agency, will contribute to the global efforts to better understand and battle climate change through the use of space-based services and applications. First conference of its kind, GLOC 2023 is designed to encouraging the sharing of programmatic, technical and policy information, as well as collaborative solutions, challenges, lessons learnt, and paths forward among all nations.


13-14 June 2023, Brussels, Belgium


Organised by the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), EXPANDEO 2023 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.

Paris Air Show 2023

19-25 June 2023, Le Bourget, Paris, France

Paris Air Show 2023

The 54th edition of the International Paris Air Show will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions in June 2023, and once again will bring together all the players in this global industry around the latest technological innovations, including the world’s top space organisations.

World Satellite Business Week

11-15 September 2023, Paris, France

World Satellite Business Week WSBW 2023

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.

International Astronautical Congress IAC 2023

2-6 October 2023, Baku, Azerbaijan

IAC2023 International Astronautical Congress

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.

EU Space Week 2023

TBA, October 2023 (?)

EU Space Week 2022

Organised under the leadership of the new European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) in 2022, we anticipate another edition of the classic EU Space Week, the leading European government space conference in 2023.

Space Tech Expo Europe 2023

14-16 November 2023, Bremen, Germany

Space Tech Expo Europe 2023

Join us for the sixth edition of Space Tech Expo: 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.

NewSpace Economy European Expoforum NSE 2023

December 2023 (?), Rome, Italy

NSE New Space Expoforum 2022

With the final dates soon to be announced, the fifth edition of the NewSpace Economy European Expoforum NSE 2023 is the meeting and networking event for the European commercial space sector. Organised by the Amaldi Foundation and Fiera Roma this is the place to end another successful space year 2023!

…and many more events in 2023!

Space year 2023 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!

Space Data Events Calendar

Remco Timmermans

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