5th Edition of SPCD will be Held in October 2024 at ESA/ESTEC

5th Edition of SPCD will be Held in October 2024 at ESA/ESTEC

The SPCD international Symposium is the premier technical conference dedicated to Passive components for space applications. The event will be held from October 11th to October 14, 2022 at the European Space & Technology Centre Noordwijk, the Netherlands. It is an exceptional venue to learn more about the latest advances in this field and meet recognized experts from industry, academia and agencies. The event will be hosting several conferences, workshops, networking breaks, technical presentations and exhibition.

The aim of the SPCD symposium is to promote the discussion of recent developments and trends and to encourage the exchange of technical expertise and information covering a broad range of EEE passive components for space applications:

  • Capacitors & Supercapacitors    
  • Circulators & Isolators 
  • Cable assemblies & Harnesses 
  • Connectors & Interconnections
  • Crystals & Oscillators 
  • Fuses 
  • Loads & Attenuators 
  • Magnetics
  • Power dividers & Couplers
  • Relays & Switches
  • Resistors
  • RF switches & Phase shifters
  • SAW Devices (SAW Filters, etc.) 

The SPCD Technical Program Committee will award the best paper and the best poster authors. The selection is based entirely on the material submitted - abstract, full paper and presentation.

All conference papers submitted are eligible for this award. These awards seek to recognize the efforts put by the companies and individuals for its high quality research and innovation. A short ceremony announcing the winners of the best paper and the best poster will be held during the closing session to hand over special awards.

Objective of the symposium is to to acquire a good understanding of the pitfalls associated with EEE passive components procurement and associated costs and to explain the current challenges (lead time, shortage, New space, COTS, failures) and to highlight the kind of impact EEE procurement can have on an initially foreseen project budget and schedule of space missions.

The symposium consists of both invited and submitted papers covering the following topics :

  • Application, Trends and Needs
  • Commercial Off-The-Shelf  (COTS)
  • Evaluation & Qualification
  • Lessons Learned and In-flight Experiences
  • Materials and Processes
  • New Developments
  • Normative System & Standards
  • Procurement, Distribution
  • Technology Roadmaps

The SPCD invites participants to register to the conference and take advantage from the conference presentations, exhibition, networking breaks, welcome drink and the Gala dinner. Several workshops are organized one day before the conference. These events provide an opportunity to explore several specific topics in depth.

SPCD attendees can attend these workshops for free. Participation is open for SPCD attendees without any fees or restrictions. Advance registration is mandatory, SPCD conference participants are invited to book for these sessions beforehand.

Click here to learn more about the 4TH Space Passive Component Days - SPCD 2022.

Click here to register for the event.

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Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013