New Year’s cake cutting ceremony at the H.S.C.

On Friday, February 10th, a ceremony was held at the premises of the Hellenic Space Center, for the traditional Vasilopita cake cutting by the H.S.C. President, Ioannis Daglis, with the presence of Academician Dr. Stamatios Krimigis. The Administrative and Scientific Personnel of the Center attended the ceremony, along with the C.E.O., N. Sergis, the Vice President, G. Nounesis, and the Governing Board Μembers, P. Sotiriadis, C. Synolakis and K. Karantzalos.

The H.S.C. at the MMAIP

On Tuesday, November 1st, the President of the H.S.C., Prof. I. Daglis, the CEO, Dr N. Sergis, and the Governing Board member, Prof. K. Karantzalos, visited the Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy (MMAIP), after invitation. A meeting was held with Minister Mr. I. Plakiotakis, the Deputy Minister Mr. C. Katsafados, and the Secretary General of the Aegean and Island Policy Mr. M. Koutoulakis, as well as with associates of the MMAIP and the Ministry of Digital Governance. Topics of mutual interest were discussed, such as the possibility of developing satellite solutions for the detection and monitoring of marine pollution hotspots (e.g. oil spills, sewage) and the investigation of cooperation possibilities between the relevant ministries and agencies.

New Scientific Personnel at the H.S.C.

The Hellenic Space Center welcomes additional Scientific Officers:

  • D. K. Mylonas, Space Systems
  • D. Christopoulos, Satellite Communications and Integrated Applications

The President and the H.S.C. BoD express their warmest wishes for a long and productive career.

Visit of NASA delegations at the H.S.C.

Two NASA delegations recently visited the premises of the H.S.C. for business meetings.

On Monday, July 18th, 2022, the H.S.C welcomed Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA Associate Administrator for Space Science, Kathryn Lueders, Associate Administrator for the Space Operations Mission Directorat, with their associates, Rebecca Levy and Cullen Balinski. The President of the H.S.C. gave a brief presentation of the Center, followed by a discussion on the development of a bilateral collaboration.

On Monday, July 25th, 2022, the H.S.C. premises were visited by Florian Schwandner, Chief of the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Research Center, Conor Nixon, Associate Laboratory Chief of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Steve Vance, from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Jani Radebaugh, from Brigham Young University. The scientific personnel of the H.S.C. attended the meeting, along with Elias Hatzitheodoridis, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Olga Sykioti, IAASARS/NOA, and Ioannis Baziotis, Agricultural University of Athens (AUA).

Short presentations were given by all the participants and an extensive discussion followed.

ASI-HSC Webinar

The Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana – ASI) and the Hellenic Space Center (HSC) invite you to a joint online event promoting the cooperation between the Italian and the Greek Space ecosystems. This virtual event will take place on Monday, July 11, 10 am to 1pm EEST and will focus on:

  • Earth Observation and related applications
  • Nanosatellites and Space technologies

The event will start with introductory presentations from the two Agencies, and will be followed by an industry session where companies will present their capabilities, heritage, and perspectives on Greek-Italian Space cooperation. View the program here.

The event can be attended here.

The ASI and the HSC will encourage and facilitate B2B meetings that will take place in the following weeks. For this purpose, a form has been created where Greek companies can express their interest.

The form and necessary fill-in directions can be accessed here.

The presentation program will be soon available.