October 2023

Declaration of an Open International Tender for “Cloud-based Geoinformatics System Service”

In the context of the “Earth Observation Satellite Mission Planning Service” Project, which has been recently included in the Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRF) for Greece (OPS code TA 5201107), the Hellenic Space Center announces an Open International Electronic Tender for a Contract under sub-project (A/A 3) “Cloud-based Geoinformatics System Service”. The documentation of the Tender is available at the following link.

The HSC at the World Space Week of the UOA 

The Hellenic Space Center successfully participated in the event organised by the Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics of the UOA Department of Physics in the scope of World Space Week, on Sunday, October 22th, 2023, at the Department of Physics in Panepistimiopolis, Zografou.  

The HSC carried out an educational activity for elementary pupils, titled “Constructing microsatellites”, demonstrating how a microsatellite gets developed, including a presentation and the construction of a paper microsatellite. 

The HSC team consisted of: 

  • Moutsouroufi Konstantina (HSC President Secretariat and Governing Board Secretariat, Science Communication) 
  • Mylonas Dimitris (HSC Scientific Personnel, Space Systems)  
  • Nasi Afroditi (HSC Communications Office) 
  • Farmakakis Tryfon (HSC Scientific Personnel, Space Systems) 

More information about the event is available (in greek) in the Physics Department announcement and the Facebook event page.  

The HSC at LIFE IN SPACE exhibition 

On Wednesday, October 18, the President of the HSC, Prof. Ioannis Daglis, participated in the press conference held for the LIFE IN SPACE exhibition, which is organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and its Space Camp, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Prof. Daglis underlined that “the ability to cross the limits of the atmosphere has given us a virgin space of technological and economic development. In addition, Space, as an Earth observation platform, enables us to frequently inspect large areas of the Earth, to better understand man-made problems and space threats, such as asteroids, and to effectively protecting our planet“. Additionally, he mentioned that very soon the design of the first national fleet of microsatellites will be completed, “a very important step for the country, which will give us a strategic advantage by owning our space infrastructure“. 

The exhibition is hosted at the Goudi Olympic Center, from October 19, 2023, until January 15, 2024, with a ticket purchase required for entrance. 

The HSC at the World Space Week of the UOA

The Hellenic Space Center participates in the event organized by the Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics of the UOA Department of Physics in the scope of World Space Week, on Sunday, October 22th, 2023. Personnel of the HSC will demonstrate how a microsatellite gets developed, including a presentation and the construction of a paper satellite. Reservations are required for participation, which can be made through a google form. More information about the event is available (in greek) in the Physics Department announcement and the Facebook event page

The HSC at the 74th International Astronautical Congress 

The HSC President. Prof. Ioannis Daglis, and the Scientific Officer on Space Systems, Mr. Manolis Mylonakis, attended the 74th International Astronautical Congress, the annual summit of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 2-6 October 2023. During the congress Prof. Daglis and Mr. Mylonakis met with representatives of the space agencies of Italy, with which a Memorandum of Understanding was signed, as well as with the agencies of Spain, Poland, Slovakia and the USA