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Dec 2014-Dec 2016
Mar 2015-Mar 2017
Welcome to the French page for the Space Generation Advisory Council!
France is a major player in institutional and industrial space activities at the European and international level since the early space age. It is one of the key actors for the future of European space activities with its contribution to the European Space Agency and the top commercial launch provider of satellites with the Guyana Space Center. Space industries in France are located all around the country, with two major centers in Paris and Toulouse. The French space sectors thus offers many opportunities for students and young professionals that SGAC brings to them, as well as enabling build your international space network, offer you leadership opportunities, and give you a voice: at the United Nations, at space agencies, at academic institutions, and in industry. We hope you join us!
Young Space Activities in France
France offers plenty of opportunities for the next generation. The two main area for space industry in France are Toulouse and the Paris Area. Both regions have high level universities, a space museum (cité de l'espace) and hosts alternatively international conference (Toulouse Space Show and the Paris Air Show). The Paris area regroups main industry in the sector of space transportation and Toulouse regroups mainly orbital systems.
There are also plenty of opportunities for student, to grow their knowledge by participating for example to the PERSEUS (Projet Etudiant de Recherche Spatiale) Program from CNES or attend the Ariane City Network Summer School. Check out the event for 2016!
In addition, as France is a member state of the European Space Agency, any French student is entitled to participate to any program organised at ESA and as well to attend any program from any EU member state country.
Country-Specific Events in 2016
Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, Paris (15-21 June)
SpaceUp ISU, ISU Campus, Strasbourg (11-12 April)
SpaceUp X 2015, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (17-18 November)
IAF Spring Meetings 2016, Paris (22-24 March).
ECSL Practitioners' Forum 2016, ESA HQ, Paris (18th March 2016 from 9am - 5pm). "The Exploitation of Natural Resources in Outer Space".
ISU Executive Space Course Strasbourg, France (18-22 April).
C’Space 2016 (usually 3rd week of July - Exact dates to be announced soon) Tarbes, France
Les mardis de l’espace, Third Tuesday of each month. Café du Pont-Neuf, Paris, France
CCT - Short one or two days seminars on a space-related topic- year-long - in Toulouse - Free participation
La Cinémathèque de Toulouse, proposes an association between cinema and space with movies and documentaries on diverse topics the whole year long.
TTVS (Technique/Technologies et Véhicules Spatiaux) - 2-week technical class on orbital spacecraft - in Toulouse - Language of class: French
- Universpace - 15-day technical and high-level strategic course with industry visits and special guests (2 first weeks o July - Exact dates to be announced soon) - in Toulouse - Language of class: French but slides in English
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in France
Groups, People, Institutions
- Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France (3AF)
- Association Planète Mars (French branch of Mars Society)
- Centre Nationale d’Etudes Spatiales
- Community of Ariane Cities
- Groupe Parlementaire sur l’Espace
- Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales
- Institut du Droit de l’Espace et des Télécommunications
- Institut Français d’Histoire de l’Espace
- International Space University
- ISU France
- Planete Science
- Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales
- Student Aerospace Challenge
- GIFAS (Group of French Aerospace Industry Companies)
University Paris-Sud 11 (Masters Degree in Space and Telecommunication Law)
University of Western Brittany (Masters Degree in International Law of Spaces)Institut du Droit de l’Espace et des Télécommunications