SGAC Spain

National Points of Contact
Lluc_Palerm Francisco Lacarte
Lluc Palerm
Dec 2014-Dec 2016
Francisco Garcia Lacarte
May 2016-May 2018
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Welcome to the Spanish SGAC webpage! Spain is an active player in the Space industry since the early phases of the sector. Example of contributions to the Space field coming from Spain range from one of the first prototypes of a Space suit designed by Emilio Herrera in 1935 or innovative projects developed at Spanish INTA like NanoSat-1. Spain is a founding member of ESA and, as of 2014, its 6th greater contributor. It is worth mentioning that ESAC (European Space Astronomy Centre, Madrid) is the site for the Science Operations Centre of ESA Science missions for both astronomy and the Solar System.

Despite most of the activities are coordinated through ESA, the industrial development agency CDTI and the institute INTA coordinate the efforts of Spain in the country level.

If you are passionate about space and you are a university student or a young professional, join us! We are giving voice to the space leaders of the future.


Young Space Activities Overview in Spain

Spain has a very active young community across the entire country. Several groups gathers together students and young professionals with an interest in Space.

  • - LEEM, the Laboratory for Space and Microgravity Research (Laboratorio para Experimentación en Espacio y Microgravedad). LEEM was created by Spanish university students and young professionals interested in space projects and education. The main intention of the association is to support students and space enthusiasts wishing to initiate microgravity or space related projects. LEEM also develops its own projects in cooperation with other space organisations, industry and universities and is working towards achieving more ambitious goals.
  • - IIDAEAC, Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Aeronáutico y del Espacio y de la Aviación Comercial. IIDAEAC is a non-profit and a non-governmental international organization. The institute is concerned with matters falling within the competence of COPUOUS, namely the research and dissemination of Space Law in Spain and Iberoamerican countries.
  • - Spain Rocketry is an amateur group designing, manufacturing and testing amateur rockets
  • - Euroavia Terrassa is a students association founded in 2005. Its objective is to develop hands-on projects for students in the areas of aeronautics and space. The projects developed by the group range from rocketry (Terrassa Rocket Team, TRT), high altitude ballooning (Near Space LABoratory, NESLAB) or ground stations (Terrassa Ground Station, TGS).


Country-Specific Events in 2015

  1. 4-10 October 2015      World Space Week Spain
  2. 4 October 2014           SpaceUp Barcelona


Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Spain


Centre for the Industrial Technical Development
Spanish Aerospace Technical Institute (INTA)



Masters in Space Technology, organised by University Polytechnic of Madrid

Master in Aerospace Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ETSEIAT)

Master in Aerospace Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Master in Aerospace Engineering, Universidad de Sevilla

Aerospace Engineering, organised by University Carlos III of Madrid

Aerospace Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (EETAC)

Masters in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems, organised by Universidad

de Oviedo

Master´s degree in Geographic Information Systems, organized by ESRI España

Master's degree in Geospatial Technologies, organized by the University Jaume I from


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