EPIC Lecture Series 2019


EPIC Lecture Series is an education activity of the H2020 SRC on Space Electric Propulsion

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REGISTRATION Lecture Series 2019


The Electric Propulsion Innovation & Competitiveness (EPIC) project, Grant Agreement n° 640199, has been selected by the European Commission to carry out the Programme Support Activity (PSA) for the Horizon 2020 Electric Propulsion Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) “In-Space electrical propulsion and station keeping”. EPIC consortium is led by ESA and composed of six national space agencies (ASI, BELSPO, CDTI, CNES, DLR, UKSA), and two European associations, Eurospace and SME4Space.

EPIC aims among others, provide a clear integrated roadmap of activities and a master plan for its coordination and implementation through the Horizon 2020 SRC on Electric Propulsion (EP), but also and no less important, to organize educational events, trainings and lecture series on electric propulsion matters in coordination with ESA and National Agencies educational programmes and resources. The preparation and promotion of education events and material related to space and Electric Propulsion especially aimed at promoting the interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in bachelor and master students.

After successful outreach event in Madrid in 2017 and London in 2018, the EPIC Lecture Series moved to ESTEC for its third edition, and took place at Newton meeting room at ESA-ESTEC on 24th and 25th October 2019.

The programme for the 2019 EPIC Lecture Series will be available on this EPIC website.

Credit: ESA


The EPIC Lecture Series 2019 will be held on 24-25 October 2019 in the Newton meeting room of ESA-ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk – The Netherlands. Download practical information, on how to get to ESTEC.



The event is specially curated and designed to attract and assist high school, and university students (bachelor and master) studying the sciences and engineering disciplines relating to space. If you are interested in learning about Electric Propulsion, from the basic technology and concepts to the latest developments, then the EPIC  Lecture Series is a unique opportunity to build your basic understanding of the topic as well as meet some of the most renowned experts from European industry and universities on this growing topic.

EPIC Lecture Series covers different subjects such as: basic electric propulsion technologies, electric propulsion subsystem elements, current technological challenges, relevant physic-chemical models, computational methods for engineering prediction, experimental facilities and measurement techniques and past, ongoing and future missions using electric propulsion.

Who Should Attend?

The EPIC Lecture Series is designed to satisfy the educational and outreach ambitions of the EPIC project to improve the innovative competitiveness of the European Electric Propulsion sector for satellites and spacecraft.

As such, the EPIC Lecture Series is curated and structured to attract undergraduate and postgraduate students of sciences and engineering with particular emphasis on space. Students of Space Engineering courses are highly encouraged to attend, and students of the wider sciences such as physics and chemistry who have an interest in space would also find the lectures a highly interesting introduction to the realm of electric propulsion.

Students had an introduction to Electric Propulsion Technologies delivered by Jose Gonzalez Del Amo, Head of Electric Propulsion at the European Space Agency, as well as lectures on the various technological techniques and methods of achieving Electric Propulsion capability, delivered by some of the leading academic experts in their fields.


Open from 1th Sept until 30th Sept!

The number of participants to this lecture series is limited due to the limited availability of seats at the venue, so the registration will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. Online registration is required and it will be open on this web.

Your invitation is free, and includes : attendance to the lecture series and coffee breaks.

Presentations of the lecture series will be available on this website after the event.