FAR2025 : save the date


 ESA will organize in conjunction with HyFAR-ARA the 3rd International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry  (FAR 2025) from May 18th 2025 to May 22nd 2025. The conference will take place in Palais des Congrès of Arcachon (France).

FAR 2025

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.

The 1st FAR conference was held in 2019 in Monopoli, Italy (FAR2019).

The 2nd edition of the conference was held in June 2022 in Heilbronn, Germany (FAR2022).  It  gathered more than 300 participants. Over 200 papers were presented and about 30 posters were exposed.

Organization: quick outlook

Arcachon situation map

This edition is scheduled from May 18th 2025 to May 22nd 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.

Water mirror by the river bank in Bordeaux

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

This mysterious village in Gironde hosts a celebrity : 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.


More information : conference website

We are looking forward to seeing you in Arcachon in 2025