• Cancelling the SpaceUp Angers unconference
    The organizing team has decided to cancel the SpaceUp Angers unconference, which was to be held on May 20 and 21 in Angers, France.
  • Introducing our second guest: Gabriel Tobie
    Introducing our first VIP guest: Gabriel Tobie is a planetary scientist at the CNRS, attached to the Laboratory of Planetary Geosciences (Nantes, France).
  • Introducing our first guest: Lieutenant-colonel Vincent
    Introducing our first VIP guest: Lieutenant-colonel Vincent from French Space Command, where he is working on international relations in the space domain, mainly with the USA, NATO and other English-speaking countries. He holds diplomas from the French Air Force Academy, ISAE-Supaéro (France), Maxwell AFB’s Air Command and Staff College and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (USA). He has also attended an ISU space summer program and interned at NASA Ames. […]
  • Registration is open!
    We are so excited to share the good news with you: registration to SpaceUp Angers is open! This unconference will take place in Angers on May 20 & 21, and we hope you will be part of our fabulous lineup of speakers! The early-bird discount rate of 40€ is offered until […]
  • What is that plane on the SpaceUp Angers logo?
    It is a well-known fact that to organize a SpaceUp, you need a venue (Espace Air Passion, Angers), you need a date (May 20 & 21, 2023)… and you need a logo. The Anjou region was home to the René and Pierre Gasnier brothers, French aerospace pioneers and pilots, and the […]
  • Back in time to 2013 and the first SpaceUp France event
    SpaceUp Paris, the first space-related unconference in France, was held on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2013 at the European Space Agency headquarters in Paris. An Ariane 6-themed kick-off event organized by CNES took place on the SpaceUp’s eve. More than 125 people coming from 21 countries and 4 continents attended SpaceUp Paris […]
  • What’s new ?
    #SpaceRendezVous | Given the great success of our The Last Jeudi afterworks, several european associations have let us know about their desire to produce their own space meetup in their cities!We thus had the idea to gather all these international evenings under the name Space Rendez-Vous and post them on the website where you can find out […]
  • MiniSpaceUp Toulouse 2019 : Insight et SEIS en invités
    Connaissez-vous Insight qui s’est posé sur Mars le 26 novembre ? Et l’un des ses instruments principaux le sismomètre SEIS ? Si vous voulez en savoir plus sur cette mission qui va “écouter battre le coeur de Mars”, venez au MiniSpaceUp Toulouse du 22 mars 2019 à l’IPSA. Gabriel Pont, responsable […]
  • Mini SpaceUp Paris : faites l’évènement !
    Bonjour à tous ! Notre SpaceUp est ce dimanche, et voici quelques infos pratiques pour les personnes déjà inscrites ou qui hésiteraient encore (il reste quelques places). Nous serons ravis de vous accueillir au sous-sol du bar Deux Point Zero, 7 rue Blondel, 75003 Paris. Les talks commenceront vers 18h, mais […]
  • Moon Village Workshop in Munich with Airbus Defence and Space – May 21st
    One of our sponsor from past SpaceUp’s, Airbus defence and Space, is inviting young professionals, students and enthusiastic professionals from the space sector to a 1-day workshop about the Moon Village concept. The workshop will be on Wednesday 31st May 2017 in Airbus Defence and Space in Munich. Registration before May 21st Details […]
  • Retour sur notre première Yuri’s Night / Back to our first Yuri’s Night
    SpaceUp France a organisé, le 12 avril dernier, avec Génération Airbus, la première Yuri’s Night à Toulouse en hommage à Yuri Gagarine, le premier homme dans l’espace, le 12 avril 1961. Cet événement festif a eu lieu en centre-ville, le Connexion Live ayant mis gracieusement sa salle à disposition. Grâce à […]
  • SpaceUp France joined the March for Science – April 22nd 2017
    We’re proud to announce SpaceUp France joined the March for Science movement. Initiated worldwide in reaction to the anti-science positions of the new president of the United States, the March for Science will take place in April 22nd 2017, International Earth Day (ONU), in over 500 cities in more than 20 […]
  • Première Yuri’s Night à Toulouse
    SpaceUp France et Génération Airbus organisent la première Yuri‘s Night à Toulouse ! Venez célébrer le premier vol dans l’espace d’un Homme, Yuri Gagarine, le 12 avril 1961. Au sein du Connexion Live et en partenariat avec Airbus, venez à partir de 20h le mercredi 12 avril. Entrée libre Soirée déguisée (thème […]
  • SpaceUp Toulouse 2017 : the programme !
    Discover the programme of our event in advance ! Don’t print it before coming. it will be available in your swag bag.   And if you  can’t come, follow us on Twitter or Facebook with #SpaceUpTLS  
  • Our last guest : Léopold Eyharts, ESA astronaut
    Last but not least, here is our fourth guest… Léopold Eyharts! Léopold Eyharts is a French ESA astronaut. He is French test pilot, and was selected by CNES (the French space agency,)  in 1990 to become an astronaut. After a training in Russia, he participated in the French-Russian mission Pegase in […]
  • Our third guest : Pascal Régnier, Airbus engineer on Juice
    We are happy to announce our third guest, Pascal Régnier! Pascal Régnier is an engineer at our sponsor Airbus, and is currently working on the ESA Juice mission (Jupiter ICy moons Explorer). This mission (launch scheduled in 2022) will explore Jupiter satellites, which are of a great interest for scientists to understand […]
  • Extract from Thomas Pesquet’s video in the ISS for SpaceUp Toulouse
    If you want to discover what Thomas Pesquet, the european and french astronaut currently in the ISS is telling you in this video, come to #SpaceUpTLS ! Register !
  • “Space astrophysics : a window on the origins of our Universe” with Martin Giard
    Martin Giard is a senior researcher at IRAP (Research Institute for Astrophysics and Planetology) – Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse), and was IRAP director for 4 years between 2011 and 2015. His work is focused on space observation in the infra-red domain, and he is particularly interested in the observation of the remote […]
  • Our first guest : Sylvestre Maurice, planetologist
    You have been waiting for a long time, now we are pleased to present you our first guest : Sylvestre Maurice Sylvestre Maurice is a planetologist at IRAP (Research Institute for Astrophysics and Planetology) and astronomer at the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées. Graduated from SUPAERO in 1990, he is specialist in Solar System […]
  • Exclusive SpaceUp Toulouse opportunity: a cleanroom visit at Airbus
    Thanks to our sponsor Airbus, we’re delighted to announce that fifteen SpaceUp attendees will be given the opportunity to visit a cleanroom at Airbus Defence and Space on friday, february 3rd at 5:00 PM CEST.   Those cleanrooms are where Eurostar 3000 telecommunications satellites, as well as some Earth observation satellites, are assembled, tested […]
  • SCISYS SPACE has joined our sponsors. Welcome !
    SCISYS SPACE is a leading provider of integrated solutions and products for ground & on-board systems. Within the ground segment, SCISYS is a reliable and experienced partner for monitoring & control, data processing, automation, autonomous & intelligent systems, system modelling & simulation, infrastructures, data services and applications. In the area of […]
  • Do you know our sponsor 3AF ?
    Meet the 3AF, or Aeronautics and Astronautics Association of France, 3AF is a french Learned Society with the following missions: Gather anyone involved in the Aeronautics and Astronautics science and technologies, whether for professional reasons or because of their personal curiosity, culture, passion. Honor the best specialists on an international level. […]
  • Introducing our sponsor… Fonds de Soutien aux Initiatives Etudiantes
    One of our first sponsors for SpaceUp Toulouse 2017 is the French “Fonds de Soutien aux Initiatives Etudiantes (FSIE)“ from Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées. The “Fonds de Soutien aux Initiatives Etudiantes” (Support Fund for Student Initiatives) aims at encouraging students to throw themselves into community work by supporting projects and inter-campus […]
  • Discover our hosting partner for SpaceUp Toulouse 2017 : ISAE-Supaero
    Our next event wil be hosted by ISAE-Supaero   Discover this institute in the following page : Our hosting partner : ISAE-SUPAERO
  • D-100 : Registrations are open!
    D-100 before SpaceUp Toulouse 2017 ! SpaceUp Toulouse will take place in ISAE-Supaero, a French engineering school. You can register via this page, this minisite, or even on Facebook. Do it now to secure your spot at SpaceUp Toulouse! We hope to see you there!
  • Registration open for 2016 #ActInSpace®
    SpaceUp France is happy to promote #ActInSpace® 2016! We think that our wonderful participants would like to participate to a “space hackathon”. Enjoy! Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May, ESA, CNES, and ESA BIC Sud France[1] are organizing the second ActInSpace® international space applications hackathon. Taking place simultaneously in 14 countries and 27 cities, the event is […]
  • Happy New Year !
    The SpaceUpX team wishes you a very good year in 2016, many Space and Space Up’s !   New members will join us in 2016. Stay tuned !                
  • 4th VIP : David Iron, the founder of Lunar Mission One
    David Iron is a former Royal Navy Engineering Officer and advisor to national investment institutions who, as a specialist on public/private partnerships, has advised on the financing of around 150 technology projects with particular experience in the space sector. He originated the commercial and financial structure for the UK’s £2.5Bn Skynet […]
  • Ile de Science, another sponsor
    The association “Ile de Science” has set four missions : Bringing higher education activities, continuing education, research and technological development in order to contribute to the creation of a genuine world-class pole; Promote the harmonious development of geographical space of “Ile de Science” by ensuring the participation of the scientific community […]
  • We have the support from… ESA
    The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation, established in 1975 with 10 founding member states : Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Today gathering 22 member states, everyday ESA faces the challenge of inter-cultural and international cooperation with a great success. […]
  • We have the support from… CNES
    The Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) is the french space agency, and they’re doing us the great honor supporting our event! Indeed, CNES is a pivotal player in Europe’s space programme, and a major source of initiatives and proposals that aim to maintain France and Europe’s competitive edge. The agency’s more-than […]
  • Third but not least – Another VIP: Jean-Jacques Dordain
    Jean-Jacques DORDAIN was director of the European Space Agency from 2003 to August 2015, when he was succeeded by Jan Wörner. He graduated from the French École Centrale de Paris and started his career as scientist at ONERA, the French aerospace lab. He worked first in the field of propulsion and […]
  • To the stars and beyond – Our first VIP: Roland LEHOUCQ
    Participants of SpaceUpX, brace yourselves, new galaxies are within reach. If you have always been interested in interstellar travel and colonization of the galaxy, be sure to be there on November 7th for our special guest: Roland Lehoucq. Mr. Lehoucq is an astrophysicist from the French Commissariat for Atomic Energy (CEA), […]
  • Airbus Group, one of our sponsor
    This year, we’re proud to anounce that Airbus Group will be sponsoring our event once again. Airbus Group, and specially its space company, Airbus Defence and Space, and the forthcoming joint-venture Airbus Safran Launcher, will be present during the week end. Airbus Defence and Space is : Europe’s No. 1 in defence and space […]
  • Introducing our sponsor… Fondation Arts et Métiers
    We are proud to confirm our first sponsor for SpaceUp X 2015 : the French “Fondation Arts et Métiers“ The “Fondation Arts et Métiers” aims at facilitating access to scientific and technological culture, to promote research and education in these areas, to promote the work of engineers in economic activities, and […]
  • #SpaceUpX registration is open
    We know you’ve been waiting for a long time, but it’s coming up now! That’s right, today! SpaceUp X registration is now officially open. Check out how to come and stay near Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. If you want to go to space with us, stop waiting, press the RED BUTTON: […]
  • Meet the SpaceUpX team
    From now, you should wonder who is organizing such amazing SpaceUp in France. Because we would like to present you the team, we can just tell you a secret. Yeah, a secret! The SpaceUpX organizing team is here! And you can find us on the social networks: @SpaceUp_FR SpaceUp France page […]
  • What does SpaceUpX logo mean?
    The SpaceUp X logo is mainly based the École Polytechnique logo. The X, denomination given at the École Polytechnique since the mid-20th century, comes from the crossed cannons of the original coat of arms and symbol of science education. The arms of the Polytechnic, historic shield where appears the motto of […]
  • Welcome SpaceUpX! The next SpaceUp near Paris
    This next edition of your favorite space gathering will take place on the campus of the Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. We’re looking forward to seeing you on November 7th for two days of space unconferences. Bring your creative ideas, your favorite subjects and of course, your desire to share your passion […]
  • T+3 days: Thank you!
    We’ll publish a wrap-up report in a few days on the web site, but we wanted to thank you, again, for joining us at SpaceUp Toulouse. We had a blast!   Presentations If you gave a formal presentation during SpaceUp Toulouse and would like to see it featured on the […]
  • SpaceUp Toulouse VIP: Philippe Gaudon (CNES France)
    Philippe Gaudon received a PhD in planetology at the Toulouse Science University in 1988 and subcontracted afterwards for CNES, the French space agency, before joining the CNES in 1991 on a remote sensing satellite project. Philippe has been working on the French contribution for Rosetta since 2001, and has been Rosetta’s project […]
  • Hashtags
    If you are active on social media and plan on “livetweeting” the SpaceUp event, we recommend you add the following hashtags to your tweets/microblogs. This will make it easy for anyone who’s following online not to miss a single piece of information… and it will allow us to compile statistics on the event […]
  • T-15: Let’s talk about space!
    15 days before we meet in person at SpaceUp Toulouse! As a reminder, SpaceUp Toulouse is an unconference, which means that YOU provide most of the content, not us!We’ll start each day with a blank planning board, the “session grid”, and anyone can stick a post-it with their session title on the […]
  • Exclusive SpaceUp Toulouse opportunity: a cleanroom visit
    We’re delighted to announce that seventeen SpaceUp attendees will be given the opportunity to visit a cleanroom at Airbus Defence and Space on friday, september 19th at 5:00 PM CEST. Those cleanrooms are where Eurostar 3000 telecommunications satellites, as well as some Earth observation satellites, are assembled, tested and configured for “Flight” […]
  • Back to the Moon. For good.
    Cité de l’espace boasts a vaulted, 360°, latest-generation planetarium with a 600m² screen, and we’re delighted to announce that we’ll end the first day of the SpaceUp by a planetarium session. It will be a great way to relax after an intense SpaceUp saturday, and gather energy for the Social Dinner! […]
  • French astronaut Léopold Eyharts at SpaceUp Toulouse!
    We’re delighted to announce that French astronaut Léopold Eyharts will join us at Cité de l’espace on September 20th! Leopold Eyharts’ first flight to space was a Franco-Russian mission called Pegase to the Russian Mir Space Station (29 January to 19 February 1998). Léopold Eyharts then performed various French experiments in the […]
  • Must-visit at Cité de l’espace
    The Cité de l’espace aims at sharing the space adventure with the general public. In 2014, the temporary exhibit “Extreme Explorations” simultaneously introduces two great ongoing adventures: the Curiosity rover on Mars, and the Rosetta spacecraft. These missions are both searching for our origins and the beginning of life. During your visit, check out […]
  • “What’s that symbol on your SpaceUp logo?”
    The Occitan cross The Occitan cross is a Greek cross with 4 branches, each terminated by 3 balls. As the Greek Cross is a representation of Christ, the 12 balls refer to the apostles. This cross was brought to Toulouse during the Crusades by Raymond IV, who took part in the Siege of […]
  • The SpaceUp Toulouse flyers are now available!
    Please share them with/in your community. You can either print and post them in your workplace, or share them by email (definitely better for the environment!). PNG files are also available: EN & FR
  • Registrations are open!
    SpaceUp Toulouse will actually take place behind those doors, next to the Cité de l’Espace IMAX 3D theater! You can register via this page, this minisite, or even on Facebook… Do it now to secure your spot at SpaceUp Toulouse! We definitely hope to see you there!
  • A visit of CNES’ Science Operation and Navigation Center for Philae
    [View the story “A visit of CNES’ Science Operation and Navigation Center for Philae” on Storify]
  • Thomas Pesquet will blast off from Baikonour in 2016!
    Ten months ago, we ended SpaceUp Paris by a surprise Skype call from Thomas Pesquet – ESA astronaut of french origin – calling us from Houston, USA. Surprise call for the participants, of course, to whom we had tried very hard not to tell. To paraphrase famous words from Mission Control, Thomas […]
  • Reserved seating on CNES Hangouts
    Remember when Séverine Klein told us during the kick-off event that the CNES Google+ page would soon be online? Well, we have some good news for you today… The first three CNES Hangouts are already planned! For each hangout there will be 4 or 5 participants, plus an expert and Séverine. […]
  • SpaceUp Paris rocks ESA Headquarters
    Just in case you have not seen the article yet!
  • A bit of Twitter statistics
    We set up some twitter statistics tools before the event on different websites, and if you’re interested in those, feel free to check out the links to the reports. I do think these numbers are rather on the conservative side! Indeed, they only count the #SpaceUp and #Ariane6 hashtags, not the tweets […]
  • Thank YOU!
    “Most of all, I would like to thank all of you for making this not an unsuccessful conference… but a successful unconference! We really need to continue like this; go forward, invent, discover… and let’s SpaceUp!”     – extract from Tanguy’s Thank You speech, made on behalf of the whole […]
  • Introducing our main sponsor… ESA
    The SpaceUp Paris organising team would like to especially thank the European Space Agency for hosting the event and being the most important contributor! The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe’s […]
  • Introducing our sponsor… CNES
    The Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) is the french space agency, and they’re doing us the great honor of hosting especially for us tonight a kick-off event on Ariane 6, the future european launcher! Indeed, CNES is a pivotal player in Europe’s space programme, and a major source of initiatives and proposals that […]
  • Introducing Gaia, ESA’s next astronometry mission
    We’re very pleased to have two SpaceUp participants working on the Gaia project, ESA’s astronometry mission launching mid-september. Isabelle is french, works for Astrium and is responsible for quality insurance for the Gaia spacecraft assembly and tests phases in Toulouse. Torgeir is norwegian (he’s our only norwegian participant!) and will explain why […]
  • Friday night drinks
    The event at CNES Launchers Directorate will end at 8:00pm after some networking around a light buffet.  If you want to prolong the evening with your fellow spacetweeps, you can join the group going to a nearby bar, the InOut. It is a 10mns walk from the CNES premises, and you […]
  • Introducing our sponsor… The Square Kilometer Array (SKA)
    The Square Kilometre Array will be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope. Thousands of linked radio wave receptors will be located in Australia and in Southern Africa. Combining the signals from the antennas in each region will create a telescope with a collecting area equivalent to a dish with […]
  • Introducing our sponsor… Ciel & Espace
    For our non-french-speaking participants, note that Ciel & Espace is a monthly magazine and a website, on which you will also find podcasts. Ciel & Espace literally translates as Sky & Space, so if you’re into those subjects and remember some of your high-school french, take a look!
  • Saturday night dinner
    We thought you might be famished saturday night after a spacetastic first day at SpaceUp, so we went ahead and made a reservation at the Flam’s Montparnasse. We negociated an all-you-can-eat Flamenkueches dinner, both salty & sweet. Soft drinks are unlimited, and you can choose between 1 liter of beer/person, or […]
  • Twitter hashtags
    If you are on Twitter and plan on livetweeting the SpaceUp event, we recommend you add the following hashtags to your tweets. This will make it easy for anyone who’s following online not to miss a single tweet… and it will allow us to compile statistics on the event visibility!
  • Introducing our sponsor… ESO
    What better way to introduce ESO (European Southern Observatory) than this short version of the stunning Europe to the Stars movie, which celebrates ESO’s first 50 years of exploring the southern sky? Loading player… Thank you ESO for being a SpaceUp Paris sponsor!
  • Launch invitation
    Sadly not a rocket launch, but second-best! Fiorella Coliolo has extended the following invitation to the SpaceUp Paris participants… “We are pleased to invite you at the official launch of the WIA-E Paris local group on May 24th, 18h30, at the ‘Espace des Femmes’. This inaugural event will involve prominent speakers […]
  • Marc Toussaint, launchers expert!
    If you have already attended ESA events, you will certainly recognize his name! Marc Toussaint is of Belgian nationality, graduated from Liège University and Stanford University. He started his career at Dornier System in Germany as a system engineer, then joined the European Space Agency (ESA) at ESTEC, and later in […]
  • Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E)
    Among the participants at SpaceUp Paris is Fiorella Coliolo, whom you may have already met at ESA events. Fiorella is an astrophysicist by training, with a strong experience in communication and public relations working with ESA, National Space Agencies, industries, European scientific institutions and museums. Like so many of us, Firorella […]
  • And the winners are…
    We launched a contest a few days ago to determine who would be the lucky 10 kick-off participants to actually visit the CNES concurrent design facility, called “Salle du Futur”. The answer to the question (what was the name of the first french orbital rocket?) is in the video below… as […]
  • Introducing our sponsor… 3AF
    Today we are glad to present you 3AF. The 3AF, or Aeronautics and Astronautics Association of France, is a french Learned Society with the following missions: Gather anyone involved in the Aeronautics and Astronautics science and technologies, whether for professional reasons or because of their personal curiosity, culture, passion. Honor the […]
  • “Salle du futur” competition
    The registrations are closing in 5 days and everything is going great. But we have one more thing to offer those who are going to the kick-off event. Among the participants, 10 will have the chance to visit the “Salle du futur” in CNES. This is the concurrent design facility of […]
  • NEOShield at SpaceUp Paris!
    Araba Molly Acquaisie just registered for SpaceUp Paris… You may not recognize her name, but if you’re worried about the probability of an asteroid hitting Earth, you may have read some of her tweets! As you may have guessed, Molly is one of the NEOShield Communications and Public Outreach officers, and […]
  • French astronaut Léopold Eyharts at SpaceUpParis!
    French astronaut Léopold Eyharts will also join us at the SpaceUpParis event, taking place on Saturday May 25th at ESA Headquarters. Leopold Eyharts’ first flight to space was a Franco-Russian mission called Pegase to the Russian Mir Space Station (29 January to 19 February 1998). Léopold Eyharts then performed various French experiments […]
  • Curiosity’s ChemCam chief operator at SpaceUp Paris!
    Eric Lorigny, head of the French Instrument Mars Operation Center (FIMOC), will join us at SpaceUp Paris from Toulouse by video conference! So if you want to know everything about this famous Curiosity’s red-laser-gun, you should not miss that! As a young space enthusiast, Eric started to work on this domain […]
  • Introducing our sponsor… HE Space
    SpaceUp Paris could not happen without the support of its sponsors. Among them, we would like to warmly thank HE Space. You do not know what HE Space does? HE Space is a major provider of professional staff to space agencies and to the commercial space industry. Our exclusive focus on […]
  • Astronaut Jean-François Clervoy at SpaceUp Paris!
    We very happy to announce today that Jean-François Clervoy, one of our french astronauts, will join us at SpaceUp Paris on May 25th, 2013! Jean-François flew in space 3 times, twice aboard space shuttle Atlantis (STS-66, STS-84), and once with Discovery, on the famous STS-103 mission which managed to repair the […]
  • Location and dates
    It is now more than likely that SpaceUp Paris will take place at ESA Headquarters on May 25th & 26th! More news to come soon!
  • Welcome to the blog of SpaceUp France
    Bienvenue cher visiteur ! Here we will talk about the different SpaceUp organized in France and in the world. The website is currently under construction but you can expect some update soon. -Enguerran