In June 2024, ESA and HyFAR-ARA will co-organize the 3rd International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions Engineering (FAR 2024). The conference will take place in Palais des Congrès of Arcachon (France).
The International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions and Engineering (FAR) is an international science conference event organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) in conjunction with other global space Agencies and institutional partners, including the HyFAR-ARA association, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Germany), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, USA)), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES, France), the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI, Italy), the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA, UK), the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA, Spain), the Norsk Romsenter (NRS, Norway), and the Agenția Spațială Română (ROSA, Romania).
The FAR conference aims at providing space agencies, companies, organizations, universities and research institutes with a forum of excellence in the area of flight vehicle engineering, aerothermodynamics, and re-entry missions.
The conference encompasses the whole spectrum of flying vehicles for suborbital, orbital and exploration applications, including upper stages, (re)-entry, expendable, and reusable vehicles.
The 1st FAR conference was held in 2019 in Bari, Italy (FAR2019).
The 2nd edition of the conference was held in June 2022 in Heilbronn, Germany (FAR2022). The HyFAR-ARA association was one of the sponsors of this edition , and several of its members’ personnel presented their work and contributed to the technical committee.
This edition gathered more than 300 participants. Over 200 papers were presented and about 30 posters were exposed.
During the closure event of FAR2022, the selection by ESA of Arcachon (France) to host the next edition (2024) was announced by the HyFAR-ARA President.
FAR 2024 : quick outlook
|This edition is scheduled from June 9th 2024 to June 13th 2024 and will take place in Arcachon, a city on the Atlantic shore 60 km west from Bordeaux (France).|
There, the Palais des congrès will host the conference with its 500 seats auditorium, its 500 m2 adjustable Salle des ambassadeurs and 10 other meeting rooms (see video below).
ESA together with the HyFAR-ARA association are the co-organisers of FAR 2024.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR), will support the FAR 2024 conference in preparation and execution.
The Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, of which Arcachon is one of many cities, has a galore of points of interest where you may find opportunities to extend your stay : sunny beaches, world famous wineyards, historical sites, as well as less known but enchanting destinations for the curious visitors.
But beyond that, the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region is a place of excellence in aeronautics, space systems and defence technology, that hosts some major companies in those fields.