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Javier Ventura-Traveset

The European conquest of space: The new challenges of Europe in subjects related to space science,exploration and satellite applications

Humanities Conference Tuesday, October 15, 2019 19:30 hours Madrid

General information:

Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces. Calle Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid.

Free admission. Necessary previous online registration. Limited capacity.  

It belongs to the Conferences cycle:  50 years since the Moon landing. History and stories of exploration of the space. 

In cooperation with:

Sociedad Geográfica Española

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The exploration of the space is one of the ultimate challenges for inquisitive spirits. If in the XIX century it was Africa and in the XX century was the Poles and the highest peaks , in the XXI century the frontier is the Space. It will be our next conquest and the objective of man and science to widen horizons and look for new resources. The investigation of Space has allowed us to get to know in depth planet Earth. But , will men return to the Moon? Are we about to discover new worlds where we will be able to live? After 50 years , what has space exploration taught us about our Planet Earth? 

This cycle of lectures gets together experts that will talk to us about the achievements of space exploration, a few anecdotes about its conquest, the new challenges in the study of the solar system and the new projects to conquer these spaces for man to use them. 


October 15 Conference, "The European conquest of space: The new challenges of Europe in subjects related to space science, exploration and satellite applications".  The challenges in space science and space exploration in the next decades are fascinating and Europe, through its Space Agency, can play a fundamental role. The European Space Agency, ESA, is the access door of Europe to the space. Programs as fascinating as the detailed study of exoplanets, the detection of gravitational waves from space, the understanding of the origin of energy and the "materia oscura", missions of robots to Mars or the ambitious program of the return and human exploration of the Moon, are only a few examples of future missions where the European contribution will be essential in the next few years.

Tuesday, October 15

19:00 h.

Attendee check-in

19:30 h.

Welcome 

Lola Escudero 
Secretaria General de la Sociedad Geográfica Española. 

19:40 h.

The European conquest of space: The new challenges of Europe in subjects related to space science, exploration and satellite applications

Javier Ventura-Traveset 
Director of the Scientific Office Galileo of the European Space Agency.

 

Javier Ventura-Traveset is the Director of the Scientific Office Galileo of the European Space Agency. He is Académico of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. He is an internationally well known expert, in the field of satellite navigation. He has been Principal System Engineer, Mission Manager and System Manager in all the phases of the Navegation Project EGNOS, precursor of the European Galileo System. He has been Director of Communication and Director of Education of the ESA in Spain. At the moment, he is Executive Secretary of the Advisory Scientific Committee to the Galileo program ( GSAC) of the ESA. He is Director of the Scientific Office of Satellite navigation of the ESA, Advisor to the Director of ESAC and spokesman of the ESA in Spain.

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