Next edition will take place at ESTEC in September 2024


European Conference on Spacecraft Structures Materials and Environmental Testing

Almost 250 submitted abstracts from more than 25 countries (Europe, America, Asia, Oceania)!


The “European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Environmental Testing” aims to promote and facilitate discussion and exchange of experience and information among members of the various mechanical engineering disciplines and environmental testing community concerned with spacecraft development, assembly, integration and verification.

The conference sessions will be devoted to:

  • Mechanical architecture, design and engineering
  • Innovative Structures (damping, deployable, stable, active)
  • Structural Materials
  • Structural dimensioning, including damage tolerance, fatigue …
  • Dynamics (vibroacoustic, random, shocks, microvibrations…)
  • Environmental testing and test prediction
  • Advanced manufacturing, including Additive Layer Manufacturing
  • In-flight experiments and flight data
  • Space Sustainability (debris, D4D, HVI…)
  • New Space (missions, methodologies…)


The Conference will include:

  • plenary and splinter sessions
  • poster sessions
  • a technical exhibition (hardware, software)

In addition, workshops will be arranged to facilitate an open discussion on selected topics, to be defined.

The working language will be English.

Key dates

Opening of the abstract submission: 14 June 2022

Abstract submission deadline: 30 September  15 October 2022

Notification to authors: 15 December 2022

Registration site open: 16 December 2022

Programme online: February 2023

Full papers deadline: 27 February 9 March 2023

ECSSMET 2023: 28-30 March 2023

Workshops: 31 March 2023