Future of Space outreach - International Rocketry Competition

Day: Tuesday 20 September
Time: 11:10 - 11:40 CEST
Location: Room N01, Level 3, Hall 7, Paris Convention Centre

The future of Space activities can only be ensured if we are able to attract the best minds and ensure the extraordinary capabilities of the next generation of space professionals. This is one of the goals of the Portuguese Space Agency through the several outreach and educational programs it promotes. One of these programs is the European Rocketry Challenge – EuRoC, a competition dedicated to university students to design and build their rockets, with solid or hybrid propulsion, and launch them up to 10km high. EuRoC had its first edition in 2020 and, since then, the skies of Ponte de Sor have seen more and more rocket launches every October: in 2022, EuRoC will receive 25 teams and more than 500 students.

But EuRoC is not the only competition worldwide: there are similar competitions throughout the planet. For this reason, the Portuguese Space Agency wants to foster these rocket launch activities and invite other countries to share their experience and create a World Rocketry Collaboration & Competition.

This panel will address space outreach activities in general and rocketry activities, bringing organizers of such events from all around the world.

This session is organized by

Portugal Space Agency


Ricardo CONDE

President, Portugal Space Agency



Brenan DEW

Centre Manager, Australian Space Discovery Centre, Australian Space Agency



Science and Education Officer, Portugal Space Agency


Melissa K FORCE

General Counsel, Spaceport America

United States

Andiswa MLISA

Interim CEO, South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

South Africa