Presentation of Wallonie Espace

Wallonie Espace is an association gathering 36 industries and universities concerned by Space research and development in Wallonia and Brussels. Its members are actively demonstrating expertise and excellence in various fields and with specific applications of Space technology, such as equipment for satellite payloads, launchers, system exploitation, space applications, etc. In 2016, Wallonie Espace represented some 1600 employees and a turnover of 250 M€. The objectives of the association are the following:

To promote the valuable know-how of the space sector
in Wallonia and Brussels, towards the public authorities in order to obtain the financial resources required to reinforce its competitiveness at an international level.

To stimulate the interest of the general public
and of young people, in particular in the importance of Space systems and careers in the Space sector, thus ensuring a pool of expertise for the future.

To favour the exchange of information
in order to optimize the conditions around the development of space activities in Wallonia and in Brussels.

To develop a joint prospective view
that goes beyond the immediate needs of each company and every laboratory in the association.

Transcending these various objectives,
the final goal is to upgrade the level of excellence and the volume of activities for the space sector in Wallonia and in Brussels. Indirectly, the mission of Wallonie Espace is linked to the economical and scientific development of its members.