Technical tours

As part of the IAC 2024 programme, offsite Technical Tours will take place throughout the week.
Find all information about the Technical Tours proposals for the IAC 2024 participants below.

Please note: the Technical Tours are reserved for participants registered to the 75th IAC 2024 who have paid
all registration fees in advance. The registration for the accompanying persons is not allowed.
To book a Technical Tour, access your reserved area and click on the Technical Tours icon.

Registration deadline: 31 August 2024, midnight CEST – subject to availability check

Eyes and Mind on Earth

(Vicenza, 15th October)

The tour includes visits to the following companies:

Officina Stellare Space Factory + ThinkQuantum:
The visit includes a tour of the optical laboratories as well as the mechanical workshop where space and ground projects undergo manufacturing, integration, and testing activities.

Qascom:
The visit includes an overview of their technologies concerning GPS and Galileo receivers for satellites and lunar experimentation, Radio Frequency simulators for satellite navigation and LEO-PNT, lunar radiobeacons, and RF monitoring services.

The tour includes:

  • Transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • Visit of Officina Stellare and ThinkQuantum
  • Visit of QASCOM
  • Lunch
 

Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2024
Duration: 12 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance – 7 am
Participants: Minimum 20, maximum 25 (please note: only one tour available)

Price: €190,00 per person
 

Please note: ID upload required in the booking.

Where Innovation Takes Flight: Involve Space Headquarters Tours

(Como, 15th October)

The tour starts in our modern reception area, where you will be greeted by our team. Here, we will provide an overview of the history of Involve Space and our main achievements in the field of stratospheric missions.

Next, we will proceed to our Research and Development Laboratory, the hub of our innovation. You will have the opportunity to see up close the advanced equipment we use to design and test our stratospheric balloons and scientific payloads.

The tour includes:

  • Transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • Visit of Involve Space Headquarters
  • Lunch

 

Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2024
Duration: 5 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance
Group 1: 10 am
Group 2: 12 pm
Participants: Minimum 15, maximum 20 per group (please note: only two tours per day available)

Price: €96,00 per person

Thales Alenia Space and ALTEC

(Turin, 16th October)

 

The technical tour will take place at the industrial sites of Thales Alenia Space and ALTEC, where guests will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the innovation and technology of the space industry.

Participants will see up close our Space Home mock-up, a test environment for ergonomics and human habitat design for configurations in LEO (Low Earth Orbit) and deep space. Additionally, they will visit our production facility for the modules of the Commercial Space Station and the future Lunar Gateway, explore Martian terrain, and observe various technologies for robotic and human exploration.

The tour includes:

  • Transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • Visit of Thales Alenia Space and ALTEC sites
  • Lunch
 
 

Date: Wednesday, October 16th, 2024
Duration: 10 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance
Group 1: 7 am
Group 2: 9 am
Participants: Minimum 20, maximum 25 per group (please note: only two tours available)

Price: €150,00 per person


Please note: ID upload required in the booking

The tour includes:

  • Transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • Visit of Officina Stellare and ThinkQuantum
  • Visit of QASCOM
  • Lunch
 

Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2024
Duration: 12 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance – 7 am
Participants: Minimum 20, maximum 25 (please note: only one tour available)

Price: €190,00 per person
 
Please note: ID upload required in the booking.

The tour includes:

  • Transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • Visit of Involve Space Headquarters
  • Lunch
 

Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2024
Duration: 5 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance
Group 1: 10 am
Group 2: 12 pm
Participants: Minimum 15, maximum 20 per group (please note: only two tours per day available)

Price: €96,00 per person

The tour includes:

  • Transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • Visit of Thales Alenia Space and ALTEC sites
  • Lunch
 

Date: Wednesday, October 16th, 2024
Duration: 10 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance
Group 1: 7 am
Group 2: 9 am
Participants: Minimum 20, maximum 25 per group (please note: only two tours available)

Price: €150,00 per person


Please note: ID upload required in the booking

ARESYS

(Milan, 16th October)

ARESYS S.r.l., Advanced Remote-Sensing Systems, is an Italian SME privately owned and a spin-off of Politecnico di Milano. Since the end of 2003, ARESYS has been providing solutions to the aerospace & defense, industry, and energy markets. They specialize in designing and developing customized, innovative monitoring solutions at both hardware and software levels, leveraging advanced sensing technologies such as optical and microwave Radar/SAR imaging and sensors.

Headquartered in Milan, with additional offices in Rome and Matera, ARESYS operates across five technical areas, each focused on specific technologies: from Engineering Services and Instruments & EGSE (in up-stream applications) to Value-Added Services (in down-stream applications), and including Simulation and Operational Processors & HPC (mid-stream applications).

The tour includes:

  • Transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • Visit of ARESYS Milan offices
  • Business lunch with technical managers
 
 

Date: Wednesday, October 16th, 2024
Duration: 4 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance – 10:30 am
Participants: Minimum 15, maximum 25 (please note: only one tour available)

Price: €30,00 per person
 

Please note: ID upload required in the booking


Living outside Earth

(Treviso, 17th October)

The tour includes visits to the following companies:

  • Zoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies (IRCA S.p.A.): The visit will feature a presentation of the company, with a special focus on its products for the Space sector. Participants will tour the ESA-qualified production lines, testing facilities, and clean room.

 

  • Future Farming/Innovation Technology Infrastructure: The tour will showcase the newly inaugurated Future Farming Initiative building. Visitors will have access to the research labs and will be guided through the 8 domains of applied research, emphasizing applications related to the space domain.
The tour includes:
  • Transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • Visit of Zoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies
  • Visit of Future Farming/Innovation Technology Infrastructure
  • Prosecco tasting at a local winery with a buffet lunch
 
 

Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2024
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance – 7 am
Participants: Minimum 20, maximum 25 (please note: only one tour available)

Price: €170,00 per person
 

Please note: ID upload required in the booking

Lombardia Aerospace Cluster: Optec

(Milan, 17th October)

Founded in 1985 and now located in two plants in Parabiago and Busto Garolfo (25 km west of Milan), Optec spans over a 6000 sqm area. Optec specializes in customized development across various industry sectors, serving as the driving force behind high-standard solutions. Their studies have been featured in numerous technical publications, including the “Collana di Ottica e Fotonica,” an Italian publication containing diverse and insightful articles. Optec notably contributed to the 4th volume titled “Elements of Optical Design,” authored by their professionals engaged in private industry and research.
 

The tour includes:

  • transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • visit of Plant 1 R&D facility and clean rooms
  • visit of Plant 2 administration, production department and clean rooms
 
 

Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2024
Duration: 5 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance – 8 am
Participants: Minimum 20, maximum 20 (please note: only one tour available)

Price: €85,00 per person

 

Please note: ID upload required in the booking

The tour includes:

  • Transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • Visit of ARESYS Milan offices
  • Business lunch with technical managers
 
 
 
 
 

Date: Wednesday, October 16th, 2024
Duration: 4 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance – 10:30 am
Participants: Minimum 15, maximum 25 (please note: only one tour available)

Price: €30,00 per person
 

Please note: ID upload required in the booking

The tour includes:
  • Transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • Visit of Zoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies
  • Visit of Future Farming/Innovation Technology Infrastructure
  • Prosecco tasting at a local winery with a buffet lunch
 
 

Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2024
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance – 7 am
Participants: Minimum 20, maximum 25 (please note: only one tour available)

Price: €170,00 per person
 

Please note: ID upload required in the booking

The tour includes:

  • transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • visit of Plant 1 R&D facility and clean rooms
  • visit of Plant 2 administration, production department and clean rooms
 
 
 

Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2024
Duration: 5 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance – 8 am
Participants: Minimum 20, maximum 20 (please note: only one tour available)

Price: €85,00 per person

 

Please note: ID upload required in the booking

Lombardia Aerospace Cluster: D-Orbit

(Milan, 17th October)

 

Founded in 2011, D-Orbit is a pioneer in the New Space market, focusing on building a space logistics infrastructure. This infrastructure aims to streamline satellite launch, across-orbit transportation, on-orbit servicing and refueling, and end-of-mission disposal for service providers.

D-Orbit’s commercial launch and deployment solutions leverage their proprietary orbital transfer vehicle, ION Satellite Carrier. These solutions significantly reduce the time from satellite launch to operations by up to 85%, offering potential cost savings of up to 40% when deploying entire satellite constellations. These efficiencies are crucial in supporting the upcoming trillion-dollar commercial space industry, facilitating humanity’s expansion into the cosmos.

The tour includes:

  • transfer from/to MICO Convention Centre
  • welcome coffee
  • visit of D-Orbit clean room and production site
 

Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2024
Duration: 4 hours
Meeting point: MICO South Entrance – 2 pm
Participants: Minimum 20, maximum 25 (please note: only one tour available)

Price: €75,00 per person
 

Methods of Payment: 

Fees are quoted in euro (EUR), per person, including 22% Italian VAT.

Tours can be paid by credit card through the online registration system. An invoice will be issued when the payment has been received.

Full payment in EUR (euro) is required at the time of registration, without any deduction for any currency conversion, VAT, bank
charges or any other transaction charges. Your registration will only be completed when the specified fee is credited or received in full.

  • By Credit Card (American Express, VISA, Eurocard/Master Card)
Terms and Conditions:
 
In case the minimum of participants required is not reached by August 31, 2024 the tour could be cancelled for lack of participation and you will be reimbursed.
Cancellations will be accepted until August 31, 2024 with a refund of all prepaid fees except for a 30% administration charge. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date.
Please note that this programme is subject to change. So please check the website to be constantly updated.