Paris Convention Centre (Paris Expo Porte de Versailles)

IAC Paris 2022

In just a few weeks, “Lift off!” will be the motto for the first moon mission to be launched in decades – and Germany and Europe are participating with their leading space expertise! Also beyond that, 2022 is a very special year for German and European space: with German space topics, European space programmes such as the Secure Connectivity Initiative, and the ESA Ministerial Council in Paris, key areas of action and ambitious space programmes will have to be decided upon.

The 73rd IAC (International Astronautical Congress) is behind us and we are very proud that we were able to realise the largest German Pavilion at an IAC to date with 24 exhibitors. With the diversity of our exhibitors, from established system houses to small and medium-sized companies to numerous start-ups, we succeeded in covering the entire value chain of the German space industry. Please find an overview of the German space companies of the German Pavilion under the following LINK. This was reflected in the visits of numerous political delegations. Among them were the German Ambassador to France Hans-Dieter Lucas, Minister of State Sarah Ryglewski, MP, Bremen Senator for Economic Affairs Kristina Vogt, Niklas Nienaß, MEP, Klaus-Peter Willsch, MP, Holger Schlienkamp, BMWK, Josef Aschbacher, ESA, Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla and Walther Pelzer, DLR and the German ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer.

The IAC has shown: The German space industry is globally competitive and a sought-after partner in international space projects. Our stand reception as a "hangover breakfast" was very popular and was attended by numerous high-ranking national and international guests. We are looking forward to continuing at the IAC 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan, 2024 in Milan, Italy and 2025 in Sydney, Australia.