PREPA will present its plans at SUTUS 23

PREPA will present its plans at SUTUS 23

The fourth edition of the SUTUS summit, which is held in September at Les Roches Marbella, will serve to learn first-hand about the plans of the Spanish Space Agency (AEE) for the ARTEMIS program, which Spain joined in May to bring to the first woman to the Moon in 2025.

In addition, PREPA will explain in SUTUS (Space & Underwater Tourism Universal Summit), an event that also brings together other international agencies such as NASA and the Japanese JAXA, the advances in the Space Law and in the National Space Plan. The AEE, which was created on April 20, 2023 and has its headquarters in Seville, is one of the 28 international agencies that participate in the ARTEMIS program, which will be one of the thematic axes of the event, which will be held from 26 to 28 September at Les Roches Marbella.

Two senior representatives of PREPA, at SUTUS 23

Álvaro Giménez Cañete, Special Government Delegate for PREPA and former Director of Science of the European Space Agency (ESA), and Eva Villaver, Director of Space for the agency, will be in charge of representing PREPA at SUTUS 23.

Giménez Cañete is a prominent Spanish astrophysicist who has held highly relevant positions in institutions related to astrophysics at a national level, as well as in the European Space Agency (ESA).

For almost seven years he has been holding the post of head of the Directorate for Robotic Science and Exploration and director of the European Center for Space Astronomy, both instances belonging to ESA. With the creation of the Spanish Space Agency, Giménez Cañete occupies the position of special delegate of the Government of Spain for the Spanish Space Agency.

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Eva Villaver is an astrophysicist, research professor at the Instituto Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), has been a researcher at the Center for Astrobiology of the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (CAB/INTA-CSIC), professor in the Department of Theoretical Physics at the University Autonomous University of Madrid and has been part of the staff of the European Space Agency (ESA) at the Space Telescope Scientific Institute (STScI) in Baltimore (USA) and a NASA postdoctoral researcher at STScI. Her research focuses on the search for and characterization of exoplanets and on the evolution of stars like the Sun.

“Space tourism is clearly one of the drivers of development and commitment in the sector. The Spanish Space Agency was created with the mission of not only coordinating already existing initiatives, but also promoting the growth of the space sector in all its facets”, the AEE highlights.

In June 2023, she was appointed director of the Office for Space and Society of the Spanish Space Agency.

SUTUS 2023 by Les Roches

All SUTUS by Les Roches conferences can be followed through its virtual platform, promoted by “El Observatorio’ de Medina Media Events”. In it, attendees will be able to schedule video meetings with other participants and speakers, as well as visit exclusive online demos. SUTUS 2023 by Les Roches, under the motto “Beyond natural borders”, has the support of the Ministry of Tourism of the Junta de Andalucía, Tourism and Planning of the Costa del Sol, Halo Space and Karlos Simón Viajes y Expediciones .

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