From FAR2022 to FAR2025

In May 2025, ESA and HyFAR-ARA will co-organize the 3rd International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry  (FAR 2024). The conference will take place in Palais des Congrès of Arcachon (France). More information : conference website

About FAR

The International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry  (FAR) is an international event organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) in conjunction with other global space Agencies and institutional partners, including the HyFAR-ARA association (HyFAR-ARA), the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) and the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR)..

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. Concurrently, FAR aims to highlight recent advances in simulation and analysis tools, on-ground and in-flight experimental capabilities, hardware and technology developments related to fluid mechanics and demonstrators enabling the realization of these flight vehicles.

FAR 2022

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.

FAR 2022 in Heilbronn (Germany) : opening address

FAR 2022 in Heilbronn (Germany) : view of the main aula during the conference

FAR 2022 in Heilbronn (Germany) : conference closure (sponsors)

FAR 2022 in Heilbronn (Germany) : conference closure (attendees)


During the closure event of FAR2022, the selection by ESA of Arcachon (France) to host the next edition (2025) was announced by the HyFAR-ARA President.

FAR 2022 in Heilbronn (Germany) : path to the next edition of the conference in 2024

FAR 2022 in Heilbronn (Germany) : presentation of the next edition in Arcachon (France) by the President of the HyFAR-ARA association


FAR 2025 : quick outlook

Arcachon situation map

This edition is scheduled from May 18th 2024 to May 22td 2025 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).



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.


Not a tropical destination, but seashore on Arcachon Bay.

Saint Emilion : one of many world famous vineyards of Bordeaux area

Water mirror by the river bank in Bordeaux

Misterious village in Gironde : will you guess its name before 2025 ?

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.

We are looking forward to see you in Arcachon in 2025