The Italian government has established the National Day of Space on December 16. On the day before, in 1964, Italy launched the S. Marco 1 satellite, becoming the third country to have space capabilities.
Italy and Switzerland have a long-term record of successful collaboration in space. Researchers from both countries collaborate on the most important space missions, supported by industries and small-medium enterprises on both sides of the Alps.
The Italian Embassy in Bern intends to promote an initiative to celebrate the third edition of the Italian National Day of Space in Switzerland, aiming at showing the strong ties between these two countries and reinforce further the support to the collaboration in science and technology.
This public event will bring together Swiss and Italian astronauts and Space Agencies, large space companies and university spin-offs.
Please note that a technical workshop entitled Space technology & sustainability: a challenge for the future will take place on the 16th December at EPFL (room CE 1515).