News from the member institutes

Press release Fraunhofer FHR / 26.02.24

The TIRA space observation radar accompanied the re-entry of the ERS-2 satellite on behalf of the ESA and the German Space Situa-tional Awareness Centre.

Press release Fraunhofer FHR / 01.02.24

Radar network for safe flight operations at vertiports

For the first time, visitors at the 2024 Olympic Games will be able to use air taxis.

Press release Fraunhofer IWS / 29.01.24

“Multi-color Vision” for Drone Flight, Farming, Autonomous Driving

Research Project “HyperImage” launched.

Press release Fraunhofer FHR / 18.12.23

GESTRA: Successful Completion of Full Ope-
rational Demonstration

A new era in space observation begins in 2024 for Germany and Europe.


March 19 - 21, 2024 | Bonn

DWT Research Conference

The DWT Conference "Applied Research for Defense and Security in Germany - Shaping the Future through Research and Technology" of the German Society for Defense Technology is the largest and most comprehensive research conference for defense and security in Germany. It is aimed at members of science and research, the defense industry, the Bundeswehr, the civil service, ministries and parliaments in Germany.


Fraunhofer AVIATION & SPACE will present its own exhibits at the conference.



March 25 - 27, 2024 | Luxembourg

Space Resources Week

During the sixth edition of Space Resources Week, space agencies, thought leaders, scientists and business visionaries will be brought together in a multidisciplinary forum. With this edition, the organizers aim to strengthen the foundation for the space resources sector and jointly develop a sustainable space resources architecture for the future.

April 22 - 26, 2024 | Hannover

Hannover Fair

At the world's most important industrial trade fair, companies from the mechanical engineering, electrical and digital industries as well as the energy sector will jointly present solutions for an equally efficient and sustainable industry. This year's focus is on trends such as CO2-neutral production, Energy for Industry, Industry 4.0 and AI & Machine Learning.

May 13 - 15, 2024 | California, Long Beach

Space Tech Expo USA

Space Tech Expo is North America's leading exhibition and conference for space technology and innovation. It is the leading showcase for space manufacturing and testing services, components and systems engineering for spacecraft, launch vehicles and satellites.


Fraunhofer AVIATION & SPACE will also be present at the American Space Tech Expo, showcasing its expertise.

May 16 - 17, 2024 | Bonn

Bonn Science Night

The Bonn Science Night offers a platform for research and scientific institutions to present their current projects and research topics through hands-on activities, experiments and lectures in Bonn's city center. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to experience the diversity of research up close and get in direct contact with scientists. The next Science Night will take place on May 16 and 17, 2024. 

June 5 - 9, 2024 | Berlin


ILA Berlin 2024 is a world-class aerospace exhibition showcasing the latest innovations and technologies in the industry. With a wide range of aircraft, space equipment and interactive exhibitions, it offers professionals and enthusiasts alike a unique opportunity to network and discover new horizons.

June 22, 2024 | Berlin

Long Night of Science Berlin

The Long Night of Science Berlin and Potsdam will take place on June 22, 2024. From 5 p.m. to midnight, around 60 scientific institutions will open their doors for spectacular experiments, exciting lectures and laboratory tours. The program is aimed at all age groups and is supported by Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH and Technologiestiftung Berlin. Be there to gain an insight into the fascinating world of science.

June 24 - 25, 2024 | Brussels

EU Space Forum

The European Space Forum returns to Brussels in June 2024, focusing on sustainability and its relationship with competition, innovation, security, and connectivity. Join industry leaders, policymakers, and experts for two days of interactive discussions on shaping a strong and sustainable European space ecosystem for global progress and well-being.

September 18 - 19, 2024 | Noordwijk

ESA Industry Space Days

ESA invites members of the space community to the Industry Space Days (ISD) at ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, on 18 – 19 September 2024. Organized by the SME Office in ESA's Directorate of Commercialisation, Industry, and Competitiveness, ISD aims to foster collaboration across the space sector. The event features pre-scheduled 1-on-1 meetings, an exhibition with ESA and industry booths, keynotes, panel discussions, and ESA presentations on business opportunities and future activities.

October 21 - 25, 2024 | Antibes


The International Conference on Space Optics (ICSO) serves as a platform for the Space Optics Community to exchange insights and advancements in the research, development, qualification, and flight experience of optical technologies for space missions. By bringing together technology experts and mission specialists, ICSO facilitates discussions on lessons learned from previous endeavors and identifies key advancements in utilizing lightwave technologies across various types of space missions. Through this collaborative exchange, the conference aims to drive innovation and enhance the effectiveness of optical technologies in space exploration and research.

November 19 – 21, 2024 | Bremen

Space Tech Expo Europe

Space Tech Expo 2024, happening from November 19 to 21, 2024, in Bremen, Germany, is a premier event showcasing the latest in space technology. With top companies and experts in attendance, the expo features cutting-edge products, seminars, and networking opportunities. Explore the forefront of space innovation and be part of shaping the future of space exploration.


Business unit SPACE

Appelsgarten 2

53879 Euskirchen


+49 2251 18 - 0

Business unit AVIATION

Wiener Straße 12 

28359 Bremen


+49 421 2246 - 0