1st European Spaceplane Summit ESS

1st European Spaceplane Summit ESS, organized by POLARIS Spaceplanes, hosted by ESA BIC Northern Germany and located in Bremen.

 When: April 24, 2024, 09:00 – 20:30

Where: Germany, Bremen, DIGITAL HUB Industry, Konrad-Zuse-Straße 6A, 28359 Bremen

Key Speakers:

  • General Michael Traut (Commander of the German Space Command)
  • Nicola Winter (ESA Reserve Astronaut)
  • Alexander Kopp (CEO & CTO of POLARIS Spaceplanes)
  • Ross Hulbert (Head of Engagement at Spaceport Cornwall)
  • Arno Scheidereiter (CEO of neusta aerospace)
  • Manfred Jaumann (Head of Low Earth Orbit & Suborbital Programs at Airbus Defense and Space)


  • BDI NewSpace Brunch
  • Keynotes & Pitches
  • Panel Discussions
  • Space meets Art Auction
  • Spaceplane Hackathon
  • Paperplane Competition

In parallel, we will organize the Spaceplane Hackathon, where students and young professionals will showcase their solutions at the end of the summit. Additionally, we will host a NewSpace Brunch by the Federation of German Industries BDI in cooperation with the team around Matthias Johannes Wachter and complement the summit’s agenda by unique activities like a paperplane competition and a Space Meets Art auction, intended to add a refreshing and creative twist into the usual proceedings.

You can find the website with the detailed program and registration option here

Register now and we are looking forward to meeting you there!