From September 30th to October 3rd 2019, an international conference on space vehicles (FAR 2019) was held in Monopoly, Italy. This is the first edition of a new conference of the European Space Agency aimed at representatives of space agencies, industry, organisations, universities and research institutes. Representatives of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation were the only representatives of Poland at this event.

FAR 2019 is a five-day program of papers, lectures, exhibitions and plenary sessions. The new conference format covers the full spectrum of institutional and commercial works and services with the use of reusable flight vehicles in and around the Earth or planetary atmosphere.

During the event, engineers of the Department of Space Technologies from the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation delivered papers on current research works carried out within the framework of European projects (green propellants) and the statutory project of the suborbital rocket ILR-33 AMBER:

  • Adam Okniński, PhD Eng. – Feasibility of Development of Green Throttleable Liquid Propulsion for Exploration and Space Transportation
  • Błażej Marciniak, MSc Eng. – New Suborbital Rocket Demonstrator – ILR-33 AMBER

It is worth noting that Adam Okniński, PhD Eng.  was invited to participate in the organizing committee of the conference. Our representative also led five thematic sessions, together with representatives of ESA and Ariane Group.

The conference was organized in cooperation with Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR), United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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