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The organizer : 3AF

3AF – Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France is the French society of reference with regards to scientific and technological expertise in the field of civil and military aviation and space.

Thanks to its High Scientific Council, its technical committees and to the organization of numerous national and international conferences/symposia, 3AF promotes the latest scientific and technological findings.

Our Missions

Bring together people on scientific and technical issues with the aim to:

  • Create links between peers
  • Produce excellence
  • Convey our passion
  • Clarify aerospace scientific and technical challenges, put forward our expertise, and make proposals to decision makers
  • Represent our members within the French, European or Overseas corresponding organizations
  • Promote aerospace and encourage young people to join the domain
Technical committees
  • Engineering/Science: Aerodynamics – In flight testing Materials – Propulsion (both Space & Aeronautics) Structure – Environment – On Board Energy – Optronics
  • Aerospace Platforms: Commercial Aviation – Light Aircraft – Helicopters Missiles – UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)
  • Space Transportation (Launchers & Exploration Vehicles) Space Exploration (Missions & Payloads)
  • Transversal: Strategy & International Affairs – Business Intelligence – History – Intellectual Property & Rights Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena

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Objectives / Programme Committee

Following eight editions of growing success, 3AF - Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France, and Agencies, ESA, CNES and UKSA are pleased to announce:



The ninth of a series of international conferences on technical and programmatic aspects related to the development and application of Space Propulsion technologies.

The SPACE PROPULSION Conference is the international forum supporting the preparation of future activities and roadmaps in all the fields of space propulsion.

The programme of the event highlights programmatic and technical issues and promotes exchange of views and information in the two main areas of propulsion for spacecraft and for space transportation.

More than 700 professionals from over 30 countries are expected either in-person or on-line, gathering engineers and scientists from government, university and industry.

This event is a unique opportunity to discover innovative solutions and implement fruitful exchanges between colleagues of different countries and disciplines.

SPACE PROPULSION 2024 will be organized around:
  • An opening day dedicated to plenary sessions and round tables during which agencies’ general directors, industry, integrators and equipment manufacturers will be invited to speak;
  • Up to 4 days dedicated to technical presentations and plenary sessions;
  • A hall reserved to sponsors and exhibitors to showcase their know-how and innovation and spotlight technical results, technologies and research. For optimum visibility during the event, this exhibition space is situated at the heart of the conference center;




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2 Technical Committees are working together in order to cover all the specific topics discussed during the Space Propulsion Conference:

  • Spacecraft Propulsion Technical Committee
  • Propulsion for Space Transportation Technical Committee

Jamila MANSOURI (ESA), Dominique RIBEREAU (ArianeGroup), as Conference Chairs, will oversee the technical content prepared in order to offer to the SP2024 Participants the more efficient, attractive and up to date programme regarding the recent advances in the field.

Spacecraft Propulsion Technical Committee

Lahib BALIKA, TAS-UK, Didcot, United Kingdom
Laura BOUDENA, Safran Electronics & Defense, France

Call for PapersSubmit your abstract
RegistrationMonday, February 5, 2024
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