- Álvaro Giménez Cañete, Special Delegate for the Spanish Space Agency, will be in charge of presenting the ESA plans at SUTUS by Les Roches
- The creation of the Spanish Space Agency (AEE) stars in the Spanish presence at the third edition of this pioneering international summit
The Special Delegate for the Spanish Space Agency, Álvaro Giménez Cañete, will present in Marbella on September 28, at the Space Tourism Summit SUTUS 22, the action plan for the creation of this new body, whose headquarters are disputed by a dozen cities across the country.
Álvaro Giménez Cañete, who was Director of Science at the European Space Agency (ESA), will explain the reasons for the creation of the Spanish Space Agency (AEE), which from its creation will become the sole interlocutor of Spain before the organizations international, concentrating the representation that until now several ministries have, from Defense to Science and Innovation, among others.
The SUTUS summit (Space & Underwater Tourism Universal Summit, or universal summit of space and underwater tourism) is a pioneering event worldwide in which representatives of the space agencies of the United States (NASA), Europe (ESA) and Japan (JAXA ), in addition to the International Space University, the Swiss Space Tourism Agency and pioneering companies such as Axiom Space, have been meeting annually since 2019 at Les Roches Marbella to update all the progress being made in this new human challenge.
The cities aspiring to be the headquarters of the AEE
One of the most interesting topics of this edition is the creation of the Spanish Space Agency (AEE), to whose headquarters cities such as Seville, Tres Cantos (Madrid), Teruel, León, Puertollano (Ciudad Real) and the Canary Islands, among others, aspire.
Giménez Cañete’s intervention at SUTUS 22 by Les Roches will be preceded on the agenda by a panel in which the directors of NASA, ESA, the International Space University and the Swiss Space Tourism Agency will make their recommendations to Spain for the creation of its own Space Agency.
Álvaro Giménez Cañete, doctor in Physics and astrophysicist by profession, was between 2011 and 2017 Director of Science of the European Space Agency (ESA). He was previously director general of INTA (National Institute of Aerospace Technology) and is currently Research Professor at the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
Registration to attend SUTUS 22 by Les Roches is now available on the official website. All sessions can be followed after registering through the Medina Media Events virtual platform. In it, attendees will be able to schedule video meetings with other participants and speakers, in addition to visiting exclusive online demos.
SUTUS 2022 is promoted by Les Roches and has the support of the Ministry of Tourism of the Andalusian Government, Extenda, Tourism and Planning of the Costa del Sol, Acosol and Pisces VI.