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VSV symposium 2022: Changing the course – Broadening space exploration consciously

1 March 2022 @ 08:45 - 19:00

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As humans we wonder: what is out there? As engineers we also ask ourselves: how can we explore it? And as the future of the industry: how are we able to make space flight more sustainable, such that we are not limited in the future by for example space debris? These questions, and many others, will be addressed at the VSV Symposium 2022, which will take place on March 1st. At this event, people from a range of disciplines, from visionaries to realists, will shed their light on the subject.

The VSV Symposium is an annual event organised by the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, the society of Aerospace Engineering students at the Delft University of Technology. Organised by students for students, the Symposium aims to inspire a new generation of engineers by inviting a number of professionals in the field of aerospace engineering, as well as related fields, to shed light on a currently relevant theme. This year’s Symposium is organised by the 36th Space Department of the VSV, and will feature three presentations, a panel discussion, and a number of workshops and other networking opportunities for students interested in the space industry.


09:00 – 10:30 Workshop 1
10:30 – 12:00 Workshop 2

— Break —

12:50 – 13:05 Introduction
13:05 – 13:50 Presentation (to be confirmed)
13:50 – 14:35 Presentation “The Unknown Close to Home”
14:35 – 15:20 Presentation “The James Webb Space Telescope: From First Light to New Planets”

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15:50 – 16:35 Presentation (to be confirmed)
16:35 – 17:20 Panel discussion
17:20 – 17:35 Heinz Stoewer award
17:35 – 17:45 Closing
17:45 – 19:00 Network drink at the Innovation Floor


eSpace staff member Dr. David Rodríguez will be one of the panellists, discussing the future of sustainable space travel.
Dr. David Rodríguez works as a System Engineer & Researcher at eSpace . He is involved in and responsible for multiple projects ranging from lunar robotics and automated greenhouses for extreme environments to active deorbiting of defunct satellites. David holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Carlos III University of Madrid, a master’s degree in Space Studies from the International Space University, and a PhD in Planetary Robotics from Tohoku University. He has been involved in the development and prototyping of a new generation of agile lunar rovers and, in the past, held several positions at the European Space Agency and the German Aerospace Center.


1 March 2022
08:45 - 19:00


Aula Conference Centre
Mekelweg 5
Delft, 2628 CC Netherlands
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