H-SPACE 2017

“Integrated space systems, missions and concepts"

3rd International Conference on Research, Technology and Education of Space
(H-SPACE 2017)
February 9-10, 2017, Budapest, Hungary


Final program is available HERE.

Proceedings - Book of abtracts is available HERE.

Proceedings - Selected papers of the conference is available HERE.


The Federated Innovation and Knowledge Centre (EIT), within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) – in cooperation with the Hungarian Astronautical Society - organizes an international conference on space research under the name of H-SPACE 2017. Following the success of H-SPACE 2015 and H-SPACE 2016, this becomes the 3rd International Conference on Research, Technology and Education of Space.

The topic of this year’s conference is “Integrated space systems, missions and concepts”. The agenda of the conference addresses scientific, technological and educational aspects of space research and space activities. The conference is open to both international and local professionals. It also provides an opportunity to showcase Hungarian scientific, technological, educational and outreach activities, related to space. The conference consists of three main sections, related to Science and Technology (in English), followed by Education and Outreach (in Hungarian only).


Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we can offer the participation for free-of charge for a limited number of the participants (120 participants).
We kindly ask you to be careful with your registration and cancel it by email in advance if you cannot attend the event.
In case of no show, you will loose your right to participate the future editions of the H-SPACE conference series.

You can find the list of the registered participants here.


The H-SPACE 2017 conference will take place at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary.
Building I, ground floor, room I.B.026
Magyar tudósok krt. 2, H-1117 Budapest

How can you find the venue?
The H-SPACE2017 will take place in building I (where I stands for Informatics).
The nearest public transport stop to the university is "Petőfi híd, budai hídfő" at the Petőfi bridge, where the major tram lines Nr. 4 and 6 stop (and several bus lines). From the tram stop, take the underpass and turn left (south), then head along the foot-path going parallel to the river Danube. On the first corner turn to the right, and start to go around on that semicircle street (Magyar tudósok körútja).
There is an other public transport stop nearby, named "Infopark" of tram line 1.
The university is 15 minutes walk from the nearest metro station (metro line M4), which allows direct access to the train stations and bus stations in less than 15 minutes, and the Budapest Airport is only 60 minutes by public transport.

Map of university



February 9, Thursday
14:00 - Opening
14.20-18.00: Keynote lectures, invited speakers, technical sessions and poster sessions (including coffee break)
Space Eco-System Investment: Shaping the Future of the Space Economy - Keynote presentation by Prof. Amnon Ginati, ESA's Senior Advisor to the Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications


February 10, Friday
9:00 - Opening of the second day
9:15-12:00 Technical sessions (including coffee break)
12:00: Lunch
13:00-13.30: How Space is Shaping our World, Lluc Diaz, Technology Transfer Office, ESA

13.30-15.15: Education and Outreach session
15:30: SpacePaprika Workshop (closed workshop)

Detailed program is available here (as of February 6, 2017).



Book of abstract is available here.

Selected papers of the conference is available here.

Call for Papers - Closed

We accept abstracts for oral and poster presentations. All accepted papers will be published electronically. The authors of the best lectures will be given an option to publish their papers in peer-reviewed journals. Thus, their contribution to the conference will both highlight their scientific progress and provide an additional publication opportunity.
The Call for Papers is available in PDF here.

Abstract submission - Closed

Please follow the detailed submission instructions and submit your 400 words abstract using the provided template. (Details and template for the full paper will be provided in November.)
Template and a sample abstract is available here in Microsoft Word format.
Abstract submission is closed.

Conjunction event: SpacePaprika Workshop

The SpacePaprika workshop will be held on Friday afternoon, organized by the Hungarian Astronautical Society (MANT), the UN supported Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) and the Scientific Association for Infocommunication (HTE).
In summer of 2016, the participants of the Space Academy organized by MANT and SGAC, created the idea of the next hungarian experiment to the ISS. The implementation is waiting for the young generation of space enthusiast students and experts between 18-35 year. During the workshop on February 10, we will start to shaping the experiment called SpacePaprika.
The registration for this event is opened for everybody beetween 18-35 year, up to 50 participants. The workshop is free-of-charge,
The registration period will close on 2nd of February, and the selected participants will recieve the confirmation letter until the 5th of February.
Registration to the SpacePaprika workshop: http://spacepaprika.com/ (separate registration needed, only for participants between 18-35 year)

Organizing Committee

Chair: Dr. Kálmán Kovács, Federated Innovation and Knowledge Centre
Co-chair: Dr. László Bacsárdi, Hungarian Astronautical Society
Prof. József Ádám, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Dr. Tibor Bálint, Royal College of Art, London
Prof. László Pap, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Prof. Gábor Stépán, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Dr. Fruzsina Tari, Ministry of National Development – Hungarian Space Office

Important dates

  • Submission deadline for abstracts (EXTENDED):  November 5, 2016 October 15, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: November 30, 2016 November 10, 2016
  • Camera-ready submission of full paper: January 9, 2017
  • Conference in Budapest: February 9-10, 2017
  • SpacePaprika Workshop:  February 10, 2017


Kálmán Kovács – kovacsk@mail.bme.hu
László Bacsárdi – bacsardi@mant.hu