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Sep 15 – 16, 2022
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Join us for a two-day conference on Space Cost Engineering at ESA ESTEC, organised by ESA and CNES.

This will be a free event; no participant fees involved!

The general registration deadline is extended to September 2.

A conference buffet dinner (with vegan and vegetarian options), to be paid separately and in advance, is planned for the evening of the first conference day in the restaurant of ESTEC. Participation to this is optional, and open also to partners of conference participants. The indicative price is 50 euro per person. Further details will be provided after registration.

The Conference will take place at ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on the 15th and 16th of September 2022.

Andretweetup in the High Bay, Erasmus Centre, in ESTEC | Flickr

The Cost Engineering profession in the space domain is constantly evolving, needing to keep up with new tools and methods as well as the rapidly evolving space market, space systems and services that are the subject of our cost estimates.

This conference is to facilitate the exchange of best practices, methods, trends and lessons learned within the cost engineering community, giving opportunity to participants to demonstrate and share their work through presentations (and optional papers) on:

  • Cost analysis and modelling
  • Design-to-Cost
  • Affordability analysis
  • Earned Value Management
  • Technical and Cost Data Acquisition and Storing
  • Cost evolution trends
  • Impact of and lessons learned from New Space approaches
  • Cost reduction vs risk taking
  • Cost engineering in feasibility studies, concept studies and running projects
  • … and related subjects.

The conference will furthermore host a round table on cost engineering hosted by the COMET group. The term COMET refers to ‘Communities of Experts’, which are open innovation networks managed by ESA ( and CNES ( More details on:


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Keplerlaan 1 2201AZ Noordwijk The Netherlands