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World Space Week 2020 | Satellites Improve Life

World Space Week 2020 is dedicated to satellites and their extensive benefits under the theme “Satellites make life better.” The importance of satellites in everyday life is palpable in fields as diverse as communications, environmental monitoring, transportation, weather forecasting, telemedicine, science, and in many other ways.

Satellites are more important and accessible than ever. Miniaturization and lower launch costs have made satellites available. Companies are developing small satellite constellations to make the Internet available to everyone in the world. Satellites are so ubiquitous in our lives that we often take them for granted. Imagine the world without GPS navigation, enabled, of course, by satellites.

Therefore, we ask the satellite industry to participate in World Space Week, from October 4 to 10, 2020, to show the broad benefits of satellites to society and to the companies and people who are key to this industry.

Do you want to organize an event in
World Space Week 2020?

What is it?

World Space Week Spain

World Space Week is the celebration of the world’s largest space.

It consists of a cycle of events and spatial outreach activities organized by a multitude of entities from around the world, concentrated between October 4 and 10.

It takes place every year in that week to commemorate the launch of the first artificial satellite (Sputnik I, 4/OCT/1957) and the entry into force of the treaty on the principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space, the Moon and other celestial bodies (10/OCT/1967).


  • Help inspire and awaken vocations in students
  • Makes public support for science and development in the space field visible and tangible
  • Gain greater public awareness of space activities
  • Promote international cooperation in space and education

What is our role?

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As part of our work as an ESA broker in Spain, our ultimate objective is to promote technology transfer and adapt possible synergies between the space sector and other application sectors.

In this sense, during the last years Knowledge Innovation Market – KIM has organized during this week of October different activities together with specialist collaborators, with which to bring the space sector closer to the citizens.

We are National Coordinators of the World Space Week in Spain since 2019. In this role, we seek to promote this type of activities throughout the territory. We are contacting organizations potentially interested in holding their own activities related to this global event.

Our objective is to build and promote a network of activities and events related to space, providing the support and guidance necessary for the optimal development of these activities.

If you have any questions, contact us!

Why should you participate?

  • To increase the visibility/recognition of your organization in online and offline media.
  • Build and maintain a global network in this industry and contribute directly to the development of space science and technology in Spain.
  • Educate society on the benefits they receive from space science and technology, as well as inspire young people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
  • Promote greater use of space technology for the sustainable economic development of the country and demonstrate the existence of public support for space programs.
  • To promote international cooperation in space education and dissemination.

Do you have any doubt?

Contact us! We advise you on the type of activities admitted, procedures … If you meet the requirements, we will include it in the calendar and the global map and we will disseminate it through the web and social networks.

World Space Week

Relevant figures

In 2019 8,000 events and more than 96 different countries were held.

Since this annual commemoration was launched, around 2,000,000 attendees have participated in activities associated with the event.

Since 2007 approximately 500,000,000 press references.

WSW20: Our activities

We will shortly post our proposals for World Space Week 2020.


Aintzane Morales · Project Manager · +34 93 266 71 38

Aintzane Morales

Previous editions

2019 Edition

Free workshop “3, 2, 1… Launch!”
Curso de teledetección con radar de apertura sintética SAR
Training: “SAR Technology: An innovative solution in Earth Observation”
SPAIN, 4- 10 OCTOBER 2019
Children’s and youth scientific dissemination contest

2018 Edition

Observatori Fabra

Photo contest

INSTAGRAM · 4-10/OCT/2018

Participants were required to post a space-related photograph on Instagram.

The winner obtained a double ticket for a night visit, with a glass of cava, conference, observation of the night sky at the Observatori Fabra.

Contest Rules

Lab-Workshop of Digital Creation and Manufacture


KIM and Tinkerers Fab Lab held this workshop on digital creation and fabrication, titled “How to Use Digital Fabrication for Small Space Technology Projects”.

The agenda consisted in a visit to the center and a subsequent demonstration for students and families.

Conference “Statistics as a grammar of science”

SABADELL · 10/OCT/2018 · 20h

Within the World Space Week 2018, KIM and the Agrupació Astronòmica de Sabadell held this conference, given by Jaume Llopis, entitled “Statistics as a grammar of science”, aimed at a specialized adult audience


Cinefórum: “Ikarie Xb 1” and colloquium with Miquel Sureda and Antoni Paz

BARCELONA · 10/OCT/2018 · 21:15h

On the occasion of World Space Week 2018, KIM and Zumzeig Cinecooperativa organized a film forum on the film Ikarie Xb 1, with aerospace expert Miquel Sureda, Master Coordinator – MASE ESEIAAT – UPC, and Antoni Paz, executive director of KIM.

Edición 2017

World Space Week 2017

Presentation: Data compression for space, ground and maritime applications


Presentation by Dr. Jordi Portell (DAPCOM) from Fully Adaptive Prediction Error Coder (FAPEC), a novel data compression solution initially conceived by researchers at the UPC and UB to overcome the limitations of other standards in environments with loss of data, like aerospace.

BCN Space Meeting 2017

BCN Space Meeting 2017


The Mobile World Centre hosted this space culture promotion meeting on October 9, 2017 with the aim of learning about aerospace technologies being developed by technology centers and start-ups. The BCN SPACE MEETING was a meeting day for companies in the aerospace sector in which, through talks, demonstrations and showcases, they were able to publicize their current situation and know first-hand what technologies are being developed or used by start-ups. and technology centers.

Webinar Design Thinking: Space technology available to everyone

ONLINE · 9/OCT/2017

In this online workshop, an attempt was made to expose through the Design Thinking methodology the possible synergies between the space sector and other sectors in a dynamic and participatory environment. The assistance of technological organizations from “non-space” sectors was sought, which bet on the generation of new opportunities, and sought to improve their products / services, adding value through the implementation of innovative solutions.

Workshop Exploring spatial synergies

MADRID · 10/OCT/2017

Continuing with the search for synergies between the space and non-space sector, a face-to-face workshop was held with a selection of companies from different sectors, linked or not to the space sector, so that they could delve into possible synergies with space technologies, explore the presentation of technological challenges of your company and even assess the implementation of innovative and viable solutions.

Debate: Do we’ll colonize other worlds?


Stephen Hawking said that humanity needs to colonize other planets to escape extinction. He did not say that as a species we had two newscasts, but more or less. Specifically, this scientist believed that the end of the world is approaching by leaps and bounds. Most likely we will not count another thousand years, a small sigh in geological time.

As a finishing touch to the WSW 2017 we have discussed with four experts the options that open up to us towards a future exploring other planets.

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