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Airbus and SGAC invite you to join the discussion on sustainable space with a decidedly Spanish flavour. 
In the lead-up to the 5th European Space Generation Workshop, this webinar will feature two Airbus experts presenting an overview of Airbus activities in Spain and a glimpse of the ways in Airbus is bringing its experience to bear in protecting our planet for many launches to come. 

Join the conversation and ask your questions about cool projects, crazy ideas, and creative solutions to the critical challenges of our times.


2 speakers (15 min each) + Q&A (15 min) 

15′ – Keynote 1: Airbus space activities in Spain (Mar)

15′ – Keynote 2: Space in support of sustainability (Blanca)

30′ – Moderated Q&A






Blanca Guitard

Blanca is a mechanical engineer at Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen (Germany), where she has spent the past six years specializing in the structural analysis of optical instruments and highly stable structures. In parallel, she is pursuing an Executive MBA at the IESE Business School in Munich and looks forward to graduating soon!

Reading Neil Armstrong´s biography as a kid interested Blanca in the space industry from a young age.
After growing up between Connecticut and Madrid, Blanca completed a degree in industrial engineering at Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICAI in Madrid. Following her studies, Blanca joined the European Space Agency as a Young Graduate Trainee at ESTEC´s Test Centre in the Netherlands, where she spent a year and a half working on mechanical engineering development for ESA.
Jumping from agency to industry, Blanca tested her entrepreneurial spirit at a small start-up which saw her active in both Portugal and the Netherlands.

Blanca’s enthusiasm for space and professional experience at ESA, Airbus and a smaller start-up company has given her a broad understanding of the industry from many different perspectives. Her technical knowledge and business-oriented mindset combine with a sense of responsibility for others to lead Blanca in her quest to explore in-depth how the space industry can contribute to a more sustainable world.

Mar Fernandez

Married and with two daughters, Mar is an Aerospace Engineer with several Master degrees related to Business Administration, or Technological and Industrial Organization. Mar joined Airbus, former CASA Espacio, in 1989, starting her working career in the Engineering Department.  All through these years, she has had the chance to work in several departments like Strategy, Finance, Program Management and Marketing and Sales. 

Since 2017 she is Airbus Defence and Space S.A.U.’s Key Account Manager of Space in Spain, and her job consists of representing the Institutional Customer Voice while collaborating with all the Airbus colleagues that work for the award of value added contracts.  The relation with the Spanish Administration is vital to obtain their support and promote the increase of Spanish Space budgets.

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