6th of October, 2017
Elecnor Deimos participates this year in the World Space Week (WSW), and event that represents an international celebration of science, technology, and their contribution to the betterment of human life. The World Space Week Association has selected “Exploring New Worlds in Space” as the theme for the year 2017.
Under this theme, Elecnor Deimos is holding an event on October 9th that will focus on future sample return missions to Mars and its Moons. The company has extensive expertise in the field, playing a key role in the ExoMars programme and having performed studies for sample return missions to the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos.
Since its establishment by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, the World Space Week takes place each year between the 4th and the 10th of October. These dates commemorate two events:
- The launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik-1, which paved the way for space exploration (October 4, 1957)
- The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (October 10, 1967)